Social Media Week Chicago: an introduction

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.

Chicago Tribune and Zócalo Group have partnered to host the city’s first-ever Social Media Week, part of a global initiative to explore and elevate the role of social and mobile media.

Social Media Week organizers selected Zócalo Group, an Omnicom company and the Chicago Tribune as Chicago market hosts for the series of free-to-the-public events to be held September 19 through 23 at locations throughout the city.

Through a series of interconnected activities across the world, Social Media Week offers global perspective on social and mobile media across all major industries. Along with the Social Media Week activities in Chicago, similar events will be held simultaneously in Berlin, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Glasgow, Los Angeles, Milan, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

For one week, Social Media Week Chicago will include involvement from local companies, national brands, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and government agencies in venues throughout the city. These events will address and explore current issues within the social media industry including: business, communications and media; entertainment, sports and gaming; art and culture; people and social issues; and mobile, tablet and other connected device applications and usage.

Sponsorships and speaking opportunities are available. Go to Social Media Week Chicago’s Get Involved page to learn how individuals and organizations can become involved with the week-long event.

Follow @SMWChicago on Twitter and join in the discussion on Facebook.

Amy Guth

Social media manager, Chicago Tribune Media Group

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