Social Media Week Social Media Week

#SMWNYC February 23-27, 2015


Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world.

Human connectivity is being reimagined and SMW seeks to understand how humanity and technology will come together to change the ways we live, work and create.

Ellen McGirt

“Social Media Week is a real-world manifestation of some of the best that new technology has to offer – ideas, strategies and insights shared by the people who are shaping the future.” Ellen McGirt, Senior Writer, Fast Company

What is SMW New York?

Social Media Week New York, now in it’s 7th year, will welcome 10,000 attendees from NYC’s top tech, advertising, media, and Internet industries this February 23-27, 2015.

Where is it taking place?

Our official campus will be Highline Stages (440 West 15th Street), a 50,000 sq.ft. venue in the meatpacking district, with two main stages, several master classes, an exhibition, and networking lounges. This video showcases last year’s experience, and we’re in the midst of planning many incredible new elements for this coming February.


To access SMW official events, you must buy a Campus or Insider Pass. You can purchase your pass here.


The SMW audience is made up of senior marketers, founders, entrepreneurs, influencers & digitally connected consumers across a range of industries including marketing, advertising, communications, media, publishing, technology, arts and entertainment.

Why Should I Attend?

Social Media Week provides engaging, entertaining, educational, diverse content and experiences that helps us to think differently about human connectivity and our shifting relationship to technology. By showcasing provocative speakers, innovators and thought leaders, we examine how the ways we live, work and create can lead to meaningful change and a more productive life.

Our global theme for 2015 is: Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of the Connected Class, asking the fundamental question: how can all humans achieve more in a connected world?

This February, we’re excited to explore “Upwardly Mobile” throughout the conference, and what this theme represents from today until 2022, when six billion individuals will be connected to each other online. The sessions you won’t want to miss feature leading companies sharing their top strategies and predictions of what’s happening, and what’s to come.

This includes BuzzFeed’s future of sharable storytelling achieved through GIFs, memes, and other cross-cultural media. Code and Theory will inspire brands to create memorable experiences, alongside Wieden + Kennedy’s innovations in creative advertising. Entertainment professionals will look to MTV to draw up the future of programming, while the creativity consultants of the Vimeo Video School teach us how to create and edit amazing content. Perhaps most impacted by mobile’s constant, global climb is news and journalism, and we’ll dive into the future of news and technology from the leaders behind The New York Times and WIRED.


We encourage you to visit our New York Get Involved section to submit events, provide venue space, inquire about sponsorship options, volunteer, and more. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions regarding the 2015 event. We hope to see you there!

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