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Next Conference: September 14-18, 2015

Looking for Last Minute Events for Social Media Week DC? There Is Still Time!

Looking for Last Minute Events for Social Media Week DC? There Is Still Time!


9 days until SMW September 14-18 Conference in London, Miami, Rotterdam, and São Paulo. Learn more here.

One day down, four to go! Social Media Week DC is in full force and we want to make sure you aren’t missing out on a thing. There are still several events with spots open just waiting for that special social media enthusiast to snatch it up. See the full list here.

Below is a selection of events that still have have available seats. Catch them while you still can!

We Love DC
Tuesday, February 14 at 8:30 AM, all day
The artists will be setting up a pop-up photobooth in the city to capture the faces of D.C. residents and their diverse loves for our Nation’s Capital. Photos will be shared via Facebook and Twitter via #DCLove in real time.

Protecting the Right to Vote and Empowering Voters Through Collaboration
Tuesday, February 14 at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
From online petitions to crowd-sourced apps, advocacy groups and ordinary citizens are harnessing the power of social media, including Facebook and Twitter (#VoterID), to organize opposition and raise awareness of the new voting requirements.

Forces of Change: Social Media Past, Present and Future
Wednesday, February 15 at 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
We will explore the driving forces that have been evolutionary markers for social media, transitioning it from the past to the present, and giving us a glimpse into the future.

The Fashion Impact Report – Finding Opportunities to Grow Your Business in DC
Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
A LIVE discussion on Twitter with the DC fashion community + guest speakers regarding available resources and business opportunities for fashion and lifestyle entrepreneurs.

The Impact of Social Media in Healthcare
Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
We will examine how patients, providers and healthcare organizations have leveraged social tools to enhance communication, promote education, improve the delivery of care, and reduce growing costs.

The Value of a Like: Measuring and Reporting on the ROI of Social Media
Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
In this session, we’ll explore three key aspects of getting started with social media: monitoring, measuring, and reporting.

I am your Puppet: Social Media Infused Improv
Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
An improv game where participants via twitter add color, suggestions and commentary throughout an improv performance.

Sweetlife Documentary Premier
Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join sweetgreen for a premier of Sweetlife, a documentary chronicling the production of the 2011 Sweetlife Festival in Columbia, Maryland.

Citizen Archivist Dashboard: Let’s Get Tagging
Thursday, February 16 at 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Explore and tag fascinating historical documents, photographs, and multimedia held by the Archives.

Snacktime: Collaboratively Improving Kids’ Nutrition & Fitness… and Having Some Fun Along the Way
Thursday, February 16 at 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
This event will bring together local nutrition and fitness youth program leaders; social media experts and technologists; and school children, teachers and parents to identify, explore, and create solutions to the challenges of raising healthy kids.

Who was Really Behind Internet Blackout Day? A SOPA & PIPA Case Study & Happy Hour
Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
This panel discussion and networking event will introduce you to some of the people behind “American Censorship Day” and the “Internet Blackout Day” for a candid discussion discuss their the strategies and tactics that lead up to  over 14 million people to contacting Congress in a single day.

How One Microgiving Campaign Produced Macro Results
Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We’ll discuss how social media blurs lines between marketing and development departments, the power of your in-person network, and how a little bit of ridiculous behavior and risk-taking can change the way a non-profit operates.

Tech Cocktail’s DC Winter Mixer
Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Tech Cocktail invites all friends, technology enthusiasts, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, developers, designers and social media folks from across the DC region to join us for an evening of fun as we showcase a number of emerging technology companies and take a closer look at their latest achievements.

The SMC “Need4Speed” ULTIMATE Speed Networking Event
Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Three minutes per person, countless handshakes, and a mess of sponsored beer and wine guarantee that you’ll leave with a handful of solid leads, a few new BFFs, and the beginnings of a healthy hangover.

Art Gets Social: Theatre + Improv + Your Facebook Data & Tweet Slam
Thursday, February 16 at 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Explore how social media technology has influenced art through an evening that includes two unique performance events.

Social Media, Government and 21st Century eDemocracy
Friday, February 17 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
This conversation with Lira, Johnson, Kelly and Johnson (and other special guests, as scheduling allows) will explore more than how social media is changing politics in Washington.

Election 2012 and the fight for the Internet
Friday, February 17 at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Our panel would outline the impact of search and social strategies on the 2012 campaign, and explore how it alters the democratic process for better and worse.

Social Media Week DC Closing Happy Hour
Friday, February 17 at 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Inaugural Social Media Week DC has come to a close. What will we do with ourselves now? Drink, mingle, and recap all of the awesomeness you experienced during the week!