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

  • Conferences

    SMW hosts conferences on six continents, including Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Australia and Asia.

    With over 70,000 physical attendees joining us every year, 5,000 speakers and more than 1 million people connecting through social and mobile, we believe that SMW is the world's most important source of information in regards to the future of human connectivity.

  • News & Publishings

    With a fast growing contributor base in more than 20 countries around the world, SMW's news site features a broad range of news articles, trends, opinion pieces, interviews, and product demos, with content distributed through a global network and local sites in 9 different languages.

  • Research

    We publish original and third-party white-papers, research and reports year-round, on trends in emerging technology and social media.

  • Branded Content

    We partner with global brands, agencies, publishers, startups and platform companies to provide deep level engagement through creative ideation and strategy, experiential design, original content, product and brand integration, campaign launches, video production and community management.

SMW Audience

With a passion for emerging technology, mobile and social media, Social Media Week attendees always strive to understand and share what's next. Our audience is made up of:

  • C-Level executives
  • Mid-senior level marketing executives
  • Digitally focused enterprise professionals
  • Technology entrepreneurs and founders
  • Media and publishing executives
  • Bloggers and journalists

Represented businesses span most industries and range from small and medium-sized to the world's largest and most high profile brands.

  • Craig Hepburn
    "Social Media Week is more than an event; it's a movement. Such an innovative event that taps into the human networks of people across the world and encourages sharing and best practice will move us forward faster and more effectively than traditional event silos." Craig Hepburn, Global Director of Social Media, Nokia
  • Josh Karpf
    "The evolving social landscape will impact how people discover, consume and share music; and we are thrilled to work with Social Media Week to host a dialogue around this globally." Josh Karpf, Global VP, Social Media Marketing, Spotify
  • Patrick Starzan
    "Social Media Week is a global phenomenon allowing people to share thoughts, strategies, success & failures. As a speaker I enjoyed the fact that I was in a 'conversation' with community and not just talking at the audience. I am looking forward to continuing to be a part of the conference and the conversation." Patrick Starzan: Vice President of Marketing, Funny or Die