Social Media Week London Confirms 40 Events

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.

Yesterday, we put out a press release announcing some juicy tidbits of what’s in store for Social Media Week London.

The board in the office that we use for tracking confirmed events is slowly, but surely, being covered in luminous sticky notes. Actually, not that slowly. There’s still time to get involved, check out the website for more details.


Social Media Week London Confirms 40 Events
Industry Invited to Join Key Players to Collaborate on Events

London, UK – Monday 13th December 2010: The organisers of Social Media Week London (7-11th Feb 2011) today confirmed over 40 events for next February’s conference and revealed a taste of what’s in store including a behind-the-scenes look at the BBC with TV, Radio and Online showcasing how social media is used across their programming and platforms.

Following the success of last year’s Social Media Week London, the 2011 conference will explore the impact of social media across our everyday lives from business through to arts and culture.


Plans are well underway with events curated by the Social Media Week London advisory board and numerous partners. Today, organisers released a sneak preview including:

Breakfast briefings from leading London agencies that will take place across the week helping identify the opportunities, the challenges and best practice in social media for business.

An Agency Open House will see agencies throwing open their doors to showcase their work and meet the industry. 77 Agency, 1000heads, JWT, LBi, Ogilvy and Unruly Media have already confirmed their participation with more to follow.

Professional social network Viadeo will be co-hosting a series of seminars and networking events throughout the week centred around focal points of social media including the public sector, social advertising, social recruiting and the tech sector.  These events will be co-hosted by key players in each field including Dell & BraveNewTalent.


In addition, confirmed event partners include giffgaff, Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB UK), media140, TechMAP and The Hub and venue sponsors eOffice and Paramount.

Media partners include New Media Age and the Financial Times.


Global support for Social Media Week is led by mobile communications giant NOKIA, with additional support from global partners Meebo, a social platform with more than 180 million users and JWT.

“Nokia’s vision is to connect people to the who and what matters, anytime, anywhere” noted Craig Hepburn, Global Director, Digital, NOKIA. “We see Social Media Week as an opportunity to be involved in the new ways by which consumers connect with each other and to brands through real-time conversations.”

“JWT is heavily involved with Social Media Week on a global level,” said David Eastman, who is Worldwide Digital Director and North American CEO at JWT. “The conference has grown in importance and stature, much as the social media space itself has.  By hosting and participating in this essential series of events, we are helping both educate the audience as well as ourselves.”

Social Media Week takes place from 7th-11th February 2011 simultaneously in ten cities around the world: Hong Kong, Istanbul, New York, London, San Francisco, Toronto, São Paulo, Paris, and Rome. In 2010, 450 events took place in 11 cities with over 18,000 attendees and 200,000 users online. The London event included 35 events taking place across the city with over 3,000 attendees.

The lead organisers for Social Media Week London event is digital community Chinwag where Sam Michel and Mellissa Norman will co-direct. “We expected strong interest in next year’s event, but we were surprised and delighted by the level of involvement from across the industry. We’ve already confirmed 35 events, that’s as many as the whole of last year’s Social Media Week. The collaborative nature of the events means more people can get involved in the events whether producing, hosting, presenting, volunteering or contributing ideas and there’s still plenty of time for everyone to get involved”, said Chinwag CEO, Sam Michel.


The preliminary schedule for Social Media Week London will be published in early January 2011 with registration opening shortly thereafter. Delegates can register for schedule information via email and, of course, social media at:

Get Involved

The strength of Social Media Week lies in the collaborative efforts of the community.  There are many ways to get involved in the conference. To participate as a brand partner, sponsor, event host, panel speaker or volunteer, please visit:


For press enquiries, please contact Sam Michel on +44 (0)20 7183 2923 or email

Photo (cc) Benjamin Ellis.

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