Here’s Your First Look at February’s #SMW16 Global Schedule of Events



The initial schedule of events for February’s edition of #SMW16 is here! Below are each of the four cities hosting Social Media Week this February 22-26, including Hamburg, Jakarta, Lagos, and New York.

It’s officially 2016, and #SMW16 is lined up to be the most globally connected, forward-thinking year of Social Media Week events since the very beginning. This year, SMW conferences will span 15 cities across six continents, including Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Australia and Asia.

We’re excited to announce the initial schedule of events for February’s global conferences! The four February cities: Hamburg, Jakarta, Lagos, and New York, will collectively bring together tens of thousands of industry leaders to hear from some of the world’s most visionary minds in marketing, media, and technology this February 22-26.

Click on the city image of your choice below to view that schedule. Over the next two months, each city will add more events and speakers to the official program, and you can sign up for our weekly newsletter to receive important conference updates and announcements.



New York
New York


Social Media Week’s global theme in 2016, “The Invisible Hand: Hidden Forces Of Technology (and How We Can Harness it for Good),” will explore how mobile technology, networked connectivity, data and machine learning, and other technologies are the attributes of a new paradigm that is changing how we connect, consume and communicate.

Our examination will look at four attributes of “The Invisible Hand”:

  1. Smart devices: Including mobile phones, connected devices and networks including Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi, 4G, etc., that can operate to some extent interactively and autonomously
  2. Networked connectivity: The means by which these devices and networks are able to connect to each other through routers, switches and gateways
  3. Data: Including the capture, analysis, curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, and visualization of information
  4. Machine learning: The study and the construction of algorithms that can learn from and make predictions on data

We hope you’ll join us around the globe this February 22-26. Whether it’s in-person or online, February’s edition of #SMW16 will be an incredible week of conversations and events you won’t want to miss.

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