Upon arriving to the Broad Stage, simply just display a valid photo ID or passport to our check-in staff and we’ll provide you with your #SMWLA badge for Official Events.

See pick-up schedule below:

Pass Pick-Up Outside at the Broad Stage Entrance

  • Monday, June 12 // 12:00 – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 13 // 8:15am – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 14 // 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday, June 15 // 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Friday, June 16 // 8:30am – 4:10pm

Broad Stage SMWLA



Where does SMW Los Angeles take place?

Official programming during SMW Los Angeles 2017 will take place at:

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

The venue has a theater that holds up to 500 people, which means no long lines or sessions at capacity, along with separate simulcasting theaters so that you can check what’s happening at each venue.

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.

Reminder: only official events take place at The Broad Stage. Independent Events listed on the schedule are organized by the greater SMW community, and take place throughout the city. Please check the event descriptions for venue info.


When does SMW Los Angeles take place?

SMW Los Angeles takes place June 12 – 16, 2017.

All official events will take place at our official venue: The Broad Stage beginning on Tuesday, June 6th. You need a HQ Pass to attend official events. There are also Independent Events that occur Monday through Friday of the same week, and use separate registration via the independent event’s session page on the schedule.


Will there be complimentary parking for #SMWLA attendees?

Yes, parking is limited at the Broad Stage, but our parking attendants will direct any spillover to the Santa Monica library parking lot which is three blocks away. You will receive complimentary parking vouchers for the library for all day parking (each day from Tuesday through Friday). There will be Courtesy Buses exclusively for #SMWLA, which will shuttle attendees between the library parking lot and the Broad Stage. There is NO shuttle service on FRIDAY. Seating is first come first served.


Does the official venue have co-working space?

Yes! The Broad Stage has co-working space for you to get on your laptops, connect to an upgraded WiFi system, and re-charge your devices. Both lounges will have refreshments, including coffee (AM only) and snacks.


Is there a mobile app for Social Media Week?

Yes! You can download our official SMW Mobile App to connect with other SMW fans and attendees, access the conference schedule and speaker list, follow various social feeds, take notes, and more.


Does my pass get me into Independent SMW events?

Your pass is only for official SMW Los Angeles events. Independent Events are run by the larger SMW community, not us. Therefore, while your pass grants you access to all official (SMW) events, it won’t necessarily get you into Independent Events.


Can I share my HQ Pass with other colleagues throughout the week?

Every individual that attends official Social Media Week LA events is required to have his or her own pass. We do not allow multiple individuals to share one pass. There will be attendee check-points and badge monitoring throughout the week.


Can I watch official SMW Los Angeles sessions online?

Sessions will not be live streamed publicly, but will be accessible both live and on-demand on the SMW Insider Platform. However each attendee that buys an HQ Pass will be emailed a code provide 3 months of access to the SMW Insider platform..


Are there food options on site?

We’re bringing some of Los Angeles’ best food trucks to #SMWLA. Attendees can purchase lunch on-site from these various food trucks. There will also be complimentary coffee on-site each morning for all attendees, and water and snacks throughout the day.


Who attends Social Media Week Los Angeles?

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.


Where can I view the schedule of events?

Once events are confirmed in Mid April 2017, you can view the official schedule here for #SMWLA. You can also download the official SMW mobile app which allows you to access the schedule, speakers, and even the sessions you’ve bookmarked from your SMW account.

Tip: “Bookmark” events on the schedule
Bookmarks allow you to easily view and save the sessions you’re most interested in. Just look for the small, blue bookmark icons on the schedule page, and click to save that event. You can then email all of your bookmarks with just two clicks.


Who is speaking at Social Media Week Los Angeles this year?

More than 150 industry leaders will speak at #SMWLA. Once confirmed in April 2017, you can view them all on our speaker page here for SMW Los Angeles. Also, the official SMW mobile app allows you to see who’s speaking.


What is the official hashtag for Social Media Week Los Angeles?

You can follow along and join the conversation online using the official hashtag, #SMWLA. Use this on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, and anywhere else to participate in the conversations and discussions throughout the week.


Who are the official partners and sponsors of Social Media Week Los Angeles?

You can learn more about our official partners here. We’d like to thank each of them for helping make Social Media Week possible, and are proud to be working them this year in Los Angeles!


Do any hotels offer SMW Los Angeles attendees a special rate?

In the early part of 2017 we will publish our hotel partners, and the exclusive rates they have for attendees, by visiting our Travel and Accommodations page.


Are there any happy hours or networking events at night during #SMWLA?

Yes! Each night, there are both official and independent events taking place. More information will be provided in mid-April when the initial schedule is launched.


Are there discounts or scholarships available?

We do offer undergraduate students the opportunity to attend #SMWLA at a discounted rate. Please email losangeles@socialmediaweek.org for more details.