6 Reasons Why Social Media Week is a Must-Attend Conference in 2018



Whether you’re looking for some fresh insights or an opportunity to network and find new collaborators, SMWNYC (April 24-27) will offer something for everyone.

There has never been a more pivotal moment for digital platforms and those of us who work in technology and social media.

The lead up to Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony directly addressing Facebook’s role in our democracy has been years in the making, writes our own Toby Daniels in Adweek, and now is the time to have the complex conversation about how we move forward as an industry.

At our 10th annual Social Media Week conference this April, we’ll host 150+ speakers and subject matter experts who will take the stage to inspire you to think differently about your role as a marketer and arm you with the knowledge you need to push your business forward.

Fewer than 150 passes remain! Secure yours today. >>

Here’s what you can expect at our flagship conference:

Four days of content

Your SMWNYC pass gets you into more than 90 sessions that include speakers from leading brands, publishers, agencies, and platforms. You’ll also hear from influencers like Martha Stewart, CNN’s Brian Stelter, and Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons.

Brand insights

Hear from senior marketers from Diageo, American Express, Verizon, Away, Walmart, Mastercard, and more as they share success stories that you can apply to your own efforts.

Actionable skills

Through a combination of workshops, panels, and solo talks, we’ve prioritized content to help you broaden your marketing toolkit. Become a better marketer, and start right now.

Platform exposure

Get direct tips and insights from the platforms you rely on to reach your customers. These include Google, Instagram, and Pinterest, with specific content devoted to Facebook marketing, paid social, business intelligence and analytics, and more.

Big picture thinking

Beyond educating you on the skills you need to do your job better, we’re also going to inspire you with talks from The New York Times’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Meredith Kopit Levien, The Center for Humane Technology, NY-12 congressional candidate Suraj Patel, and many more sessions around our global theme.

Networking opportunities

With designated breaks and post-conference happy hours, we’ve created an environment that’s ripe for rubbing shoulders with your peers and potential collaborators. Build your network and forge future partnerships.


SMWNYC returns to April 24-27 at the Sheraton Times Square. Fewer than 150 passes remain, so be sure to secure yours today if you haven’t already!

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