Co-Working, Happy Hours, Parties and More at #SMWChicago

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.

It’s the home stretch, and Social Media Week Chicago kicks off on Monday, November 16th. In just a few days, 200+ speakers, 100+ events, and thousands of industry leaders will be at The Merchandise Mart for an incredible week of learning, networking, and connecting

You can view the full schedule here, and while SMW Chicago primarily focuses on the sessions and speakers throughout the week, we also want to share with you the all-around attendee experience that combines celebrating, relaxation, productivity, and meeting new people every day of the week:


Make SMW Chicago your office for the week! Thanks to our partners, WeWork, a large portion of the 7th floor at The Mart will be transformed into a co-working space for you to sit, relax, make calls, check emails, and stay focused in-between sessions.


Whether you’re getting work done in the co-working lounge, or plan to live-Tweet the sessions you’re attending, we’ll have complimentary WiFi all week long for attendees to connect every hour of the day.


Thanks to our partners, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Cardinal Spirits, all pass holders are invited to stick around and hang out with colleagues, clients, associates and friends for complimentary drinks and networking on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 5:00pm inside the SMW campus.


If you have an Insider Pass you’ll receive an exclusive invitation to join SMW Chicago VIPs, speakers, and partners on Thursday night for the official closing party! With special entertainment, two rooms of music, an open bar, and much more excitement lined up, it’s a celebration you don’t want to miss.

Tyler Becker

Director of Content, Social Media Week


Tyler is the Director of Content at Crowdcentric and Social Media Week. He writes about digital media, entertainment, emerging tech, Internet silly-billies, mobile apps, and more. Oh, and he likes craft beer, travel, and podcasts.

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