About

ABOUT #SMWLA

In 2018, we will explore our global theme “Closer”, which touches on the intensifying conflict between community and individualism.

At SMW Los Angeles we will explore the theme through more than one hundred mainstage talks, interviews, panel sessions and workshops.

The event will feature two stages, including a 500 person theatre and a second stage that seats 120, co-working lounges, speaker AMA lounge, VR showcase, technology vendors, food trucks providing complimentary lunch for all attendees and an opening party to kick-off the week’s activities.

 

How Do I Register?

To attend the official sessions, you will need to purchase an pass via our pass options page. The Early Bird sale kicks off on January 9, 2018.

PASSES GO ON SALE JAN 9

 

Why Attend?

Content

ACCESS LATEST TRENDS IN:

  • Data & analytics
  • Paid media
  • Future of video
  • Visual storytelling
  • Mobile messaging
  • Virtual reality
  • AI & chatbots
  • Influencer marketing

Content

MEET INSPIRING BRANDS:

  • Instagram
  • BuzzFeed
  • National Geographic
  • Pinterest
  • Edelman
  • Ogilvy
  • Fullscreen
  • Facebook

Venue

ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL VENUE:

  • Two state of the art stages
  • Seating for 700+ attendees
  • Co-working lounges
  • Talks, panels & workshops
  • Fireside interviews
  • VR showcase
  • Installations & tech vendors

 

Who Attends #SMWLA?

audience

The SMW audience is made up professionals at the intersection of media, marketing, entertainment and technology.

Attendee stats:

  • 1.5k registered attendees
  • 58% aged 25-35
  • 88% are mid-level seniority and above
  • 67% female
  • 55% work in marketing, media and communications
  • 40% work for a company with 500+ employees

 

PAST PARTNER BRANDS

 

How Can My Company Participate?

  • Event Submissions Open: Dec 12, 2017
  • Event & Speaker Submission Deadline: March 2, 2017
  • Initial Schedule to be Published: March 13, 2017

 

Where Does #SMWLA Take Place?

venue

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage
1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The venue has two stages. STAGE 1 holds up to 500 people. STAGE 2, an adjacent stage called “The Edye”, holds up to 120 people.

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 more space and amenities to enjoy the entire week.

 

 

Travel & Accommodations

If you’re traveling from outside of Los Angeles, we will have preferred hotel partners for #SMWLA attendees. Be sure to visit our “Travel and Accommodations” page which will be posted in late February for the latest updates on hotel deals and partners.