Announcing Social Media Week Chicago, September 19-23

Social Media Week

Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas and insights into social media and technology's impact on business, society, and culture.

We’re excited to announce today that Zócalo Group will be partnering with the Chicago Tribune to host Social Media Week Chicago – a week-long assembly of events featuring the highest caliber thought leaders in social media, mobile marketing and word-of-mouth communications.

This will be the debut of Social Media Week here in Chicago, and represents an incredible opportunity for our city’s businesses, brands, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and government agencies to gather simultaneously with social media leaders around the globe. Social Media Week will be happening in Chicago simultaneously with events taking place in Milan, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogota, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow.

All of Social Media Week’s events are free and open to the public. Topics and guests will include brands, businesses and companies; entertainment; government and social policy; education, science and technology and mobile applications. As September approaches, we’ll be announcing speakers, venues and the week’s full schedule. Videos, articles and highlights from February 2011’s Social Media Week in New York can be found here.

Please join in the conversation with @SMWChicago on Twitter and Facebook, and visit to learn how to get involved by sponsoring, speaking or volunteering.

Looking forward to talking with you online and seeing you in person in September.

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