Top Reasons Your Boss Should Send You to SMW Chicago this November

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.

This November 16-20, Social Media Week will be back in Chicago to explore our 2015 theme, “Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of the Connected Class”. In particular, the Chicago conference will examine this theme through the lens of six programming categories: Entrepreneurship, Social Good, Diversity, Sports, Politics & Government, and Media & Marketing.

Here’s why your company should send you to SMW Chicago 2015:

Social Media Week Chicago at the Merchandise Mart will be the hub of ideas and information exchange, learning and networking for Chicago’s digital marketing professionals. The iconic Merchandise Mart has been selected as the official venue to host this year’s Chicago conference. In recent years, the Mart has emerged as one of the hottest global hubs for innovation and entrepreneurship. It’s also home to some of Chicago’s most creative and technologically innovative companies. This is your opportunity to learn and interact with them.

You’ll hear from high-level leaders and innovators who will discuss new trends in the Chicago area. Last year’s conference featured a conversation with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 1871 CEO Howard Tullman, in which they spoke about how the City and tech industry are working together to attract entrepreneurs and creative minds to Chicago. Speakers also included such innovators as founder and CEO of PopNod, Stephanie David; Founder and President of Clever Girls, Stefania Pomponi; and Founder and CEO of Socialdeviant, Marc Landsberg.

Top executives from global corporations will share expert insights on how they leverage social media. At the 2014 conference, McDonald’s Global Director for Digital Engagement, Sosti Ropaitis, explained how a 75-year-old corporation stays relevant via social media in over 100 countries.

Experience rich Masterclasses, where you’ll learn firsthand from the experts about how to effectively use social and digital tools, platforms and programs. You’ll walk away with not only top best practices, but see them demonstrated in real world case studies.

To put it simply, there’s really no reason why your company shouldn’t send you to SMW Chicago. Tickets are on sale now.
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Shannon Chirone

Director of Marketing, Crowdcentric Media

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