In its 8th year, Social Media Week London is one of the premiere digital media conferences in the region. The event brings together some of the industry’s leading brands and individuals at the intersection of entertainment, media, marketing and technology, including BuzzFeed, National Geographic, The Economist, Forbes, Blue State Digital, Edelman, Ogilvy, and Hootsuite.


What’s New in 2016?


September 13 – 16, 2016

In 2016, Crowdcentric, the global organizers of SMW, will focus on creating a content experience that provides attendees with new ideas, insights and best practices in media and technology at a brand new venue optimal for networking and collaboration throughout the week.

One featured stage allows all official programming to place at one, large theatre so you won’t miss any of the sessions. We also introduced our new digital SMW Insider subscription, which allows registered attendees to watch every official session live online and on-demand until October 11.


Why Attend?

#SMWLDN attendees are immersed into a collaborative environment for learning about the industry’s most important trends, conversations, and best practices. Speakers from various pockets of the industry will share the tactical advice on how to be become a better marketer, media professional, and technology user in today’s constantly evolving world. In addition, you’ll have opportunities to meet and network with thousands of other individuals in similar roles as you.



  • Data & analytics
  • Paid media
  • Video
  • Content marketing
  • Mobile messaging
  • Virtual reality
  • Ad-blocking
  • Growth marketing



  • BuzzFeed
  • National Geographic
  • Forbes
  • Google Social Lab
  • Weber Shandwick
  • VaynerMedia
  • Ogilvy
  • Hootsuite



  • State of the art stage
  • Cafe
  • Keynotes
  • Panels
  • Interviews
  • Masterclasses
  • Co-working
  • Lounges


Who Attends #SMWLDN?

The SMW audience is made up of senior marketers, founders, entrepreneurs, influencers and digitally connected consumers across a range of industries including marketing, advertising, communications, media, publishing, technology, arts and entertainment.

By attending SMW you will learn from the world’s leading experts who share insights, best practices and emerging trends through talks, debates and masterclasses.

Attendees will also meet the people who are shaping the future of how social media, technology and mobile is impacting business, society and culture around the world.


Which Brands Host Official Events?

Social Media Week London brings some of the world’s most innovative, educational, and inspiring Content Partners to the official stage. From major social media platforms and global agencies, to the technology startups and publishing powerhouses we read about everyday, here are some of the official Content Partners confirmed for #SMWLDN this year (view the full list on the schedule page):


How Do I Register?

To attend the official sessions, you will need to purchase an HQ Pass via our pass options page. Early bird rates are now in effect.

View Pass Options


How Can My Brand Participate?

If you are interested in submitting your company to host an event session (whether an official session or independent session) or have members of your team speak and be placed on a panel, check out our “Get Involved” section to learn more about speaking and other event opportunities.

  • Event Submission Opens: May 18
  • Early Bird Pass Sales begin: May 18
  • Event & Speaker Submission Deadline: July 7
  • Initial Schedule to be Published: July 12


Where Does #SMWLDN Take Place?


BFI Southbank
Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XT, London

The venue has a theater that holds up to 500 people, which means no long lines or sessions at capacity.

In addition, we’ll have co-working lounges where you can meet with colleagues or clients, connect to WiFi to get your normal work done, and space to relax as you enjoy the incredible sessions throughout the week. The aim this year is to provide attendees, speakers and partners with a much bigger stage and plenty of space to enjoy the entire week.



Travel & Accommodations

If you’re traveling from outside of London, we will have preferred hotel partners listed on our website in the coming weeks.

We also recommend Airbnb as one of the most affordable ways to spend a week in London during peak season.

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