Help Us To Empower Change Through Collaboration
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It’s pretty astonishing to see how far we have all come in the three years that Social Media Week has been in existence. The thirst for knowledge and desire to connect around the most pressing issues we face as a society has never been greater, and here at Crowdcentric, we’ve had the privilege of being able to provide a platform that connects leaders like you around these issues.
Reflecting on 2011, it’s remarkable how much has happened and how we have been brought together around so many world changing events. In September, we published an article entitled “Top 10 Global Social Media Events that Shook the World” and this week, we published an updated list, which also includes events such as the outpouring of emotion following Steve Job’s passing, the #OWS movement and continued uprisings in the Middle East. You can view the full list here.
Inspired by these events, we decided to establish a theme for our next global event, which is scheduled for February 13-17, 2012, and reflects the global impact of social media and its role as a catalyst in driving cultural, political, economic and social change. The theme for Social Media Week 2012 will therefore focus on Empowering Change through Collaboration.
Acclaimed author, and one of the world’s leading business thinkers, Don Tapscott has agreed to come on as our global curator for 2012, and over the past few weeks, he has written three thought provoking articles Empowering Change through Collaboration, Collaborating for Change in Healthcare and A New Energy Revolution. Don's articles and perspective on how the world is changing act as inspiration for all of us and I hope spark ideas for how you can contribute to the Social Media Week conversation by hosting your own event this February.
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