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Social Media Week London Announces Final Agenda and Speaker Lineup for November Conference

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SMWLDN has unveiled the latest additions to its slate, featuring talks on the psychological impact of social, storytelling, scaling personal interactions, and trends for 2019.

In four weeks, the 9th Annual Social Media Week London Conference (#SMWLDN) kicks off at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II Centre. Attendees and subscribers to SMW Insider will be treated to 100+ sessions from a lineup of some of the industry’s most talented and knowledgeable thought leaders, and we’re proud to share some of the latest highlights here with you.

This year’s conference theme is “Closer,” so chosen to reflect the role that social media is designed to play in society—as well as the many challenges that impact our business, as that role shifts. The conference theme will be expressed across 14 tracks of programming including The Evolution of Storytelling, Data Decision Making, The Future of Brands, and The Influencer Equation.

Some of the highlights from today’s announcement include:

  • Television personality, host, women’s rights activist and author of Diversify June Sarpong, MBE will share advice informed by her book about how to cultivate and participate in a social media environment free of prejudice;
  • Oxford University’s Amy Orben will present “Social Media and Well-Being: Rethinking the Scientific Evidence,” detailing the findings of scientists who are exploring the consequences and long-term effects of social media usage;
  • Facebook Groups Director Dan Robinson will discuss how technology has impacted the relationships between brands and consumers, and why loyalty will come to depend on your ability to scale one-on-one interactions;
  • Founder and Executive Director Toby Daniels will close Social Media Week London 2018 in conversation with We Are Social’s lead researchers Paul Greenwood and Caroline Lucas-Garner. Together, they’ll share the results of We Are Social’s forthcoming Think Forward research report, revealing the trends that brands and agencies will need to be aware of in 2019.

Additional sessions will be presented by leading industry figures from National Geographic, Reddit, theAmplify, as well as by actor/writer/director David Schneider of That Lot.

Recognizing that brilliance can be found in more places than just the stage, information sharing will flow in two directions this year at Social Media Week London. In addition to our slate of speakers, more than twenty roundtable conversations are scheduled to engage attendees and speakers in intimate settings that highlight all the knowledge they have to share. Further, real-time polling during sessions and mobile-driven audience Q&A will be debuted at this year’s conference.

Passes are still available for this year’s event and can be purchased at socialmediaweek.org/london.

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