The Ultimate Guide to Our 11th Annual #SMWNYC (April 30-May 2)



Our 11th annual flagship #SMWNYC conference will be our biggest and best yet! Here’s your ultimate guide to everything the week will entail!


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Our 11th annual Social Media Week New York conference is breaking records and we cannot wait for the show to begin on April 30! Are you coming?

Almost three thousand people have confirmed their attendance, which is 20% up over 2018 and with over 200 speakers, 140 sessions and with the launch of two new Summits, this is our biggest, but most importantly our best and most diverse event we’ve ever produced!


If you haven’t been able to follow all of our announcements leading up to the event, consider this your one-stop-shop preview for what’s to come:

Headlining Sessions Featuring World-Renowned Thought Leaders & Business-Builders

Hear from charity: water’s Scott Harrison, human rights and data privacy advocate Brittany Kaiser, best-selling author Seth Godin, and Radha Agrawal — social entrepreneur, community architect, and author, as they tackle topics surrounding storytelling, data privacy, and the importance of building community.

Record Number of Brands Speaking, Hosting and Attending

We have confirmed a record number of brands, platforms, publishers and agencies who will present this year including Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Grey, Accenture, 360i, GroupM, American Express, OREO, JP Morgan Chase, RedBull, New York Times, BuzzFeed, Vox Media, and hundreds of others exploring the cultural zeitgeist, brand storytelling, the current influencer culture, and the evolution of creativity.

Brand New Break-Out Summit Experiences

Our first-of-their-kind Messaging Summit – brought to you by OpenMessage and Bonin Ventures — and The Paid Social Summit experiences will prepare you for the next wave of innovation in messaging and paid social campaign-building covering new product updates, tips and tricks for growing an audience for messaging, the future of conversational commerce, ways to ensure your audience’s privacy is kept intact, and much more.

Roundtables and Academy Sessions

Join names including SKYLABS, Adobe, Emogi, and Reddit at roundtable discussions as they share insights around developing influencer relationships, branding inside private, one-on-one conversations and the opportunities and challenges for storytellers in today’s diverse social media landscape.

Insights From a Diverse Set of Speakers

This year’s program is our most expansive and diverse to-date — and we’re thrilled that our 2019 lineup is balanced in terms of gender, rich and representative in terms of people of color and ethnicity and cognitively and culturally diverse in terms of bringing together different points of view.

During our Academy sessions, advance your career through learning how to capitalize on short-form video to amplify your brand story, how to monetize your Facebook Groups, and fundamental strategies for picking and choosing the right social channels for your business.

Parties, Networking and Meeting Awesome People IRL

There’ll be no shortage of chances to network during our event, and we highly recommend you find time in your busy conference schedule to enjoy our VIP cocktail parties, catered lunch, Opening Reception, coffee and tea stations, and more.

Never Miss a Beat, Never Miss a Session

Tuning in remotely or planning to catch up on sessions you missed? All attendees receive a complimentary 12-month membership to our premium video platform SMW Insider, where you can watch all mainstage sessions live or on-demand and access more than 300 hours of past talks, presentations, and interviews.

Even though we’re only 4 days away from opening day, there’s still time to join us next week at the Sheraton New York Times Square — so act fast and join us for our biggest event yet!

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