As it is now just one month away from the launch of Social Media Week February 7-11 2011, we are pleased to announce that pre-registration will open today for select events taking place in Social Media Week New York.
To register for events in SMW NYC, simply visit socialmediaweek.org/newyork/schedule.
Registration worldwide will also open across the other cities participating in Social Media Week–powered by global headline sponsor Nokia–this February: London, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Istanbul, and São Paulo. Please note that Toronto and San Francisco will be going live with registration later in the week and in each city, more events will be added over the coming weeks.
Social Media Week Content Hubs in New York will be hosting 10-20 events each and include: Science and Technology Hub, hosted by Google; Business, Media, and Communications Hub, hosted by global advertising agency JWT; People & Society Hub, hosted by The Paley Center for Media; Music, Gaming & Sports, hosted by Red Bull Space; and Art & Culture, hosted by Hearst Magazines.
Content curators in New York include: MTV, Financial Times, New York Times, Frog Design, the New York Public Library, Edelman, the Barbarian Group, Saatchi Wellness, 360i, GOOD, The Personal Democracy Forum, Morris & King, Deep Focus, Publicity Club of New York, Fenton Communications, Wholefoods, Foodspotting, DotBox, Comedy Central and many more to be added. Confirmed speakers include JWT’s David Eastman; Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley;Meebo CEO Seth Sternberg; John Winsor, founder and CEO of agency Victors & Spoils; with many more to be announced.
A sampling of some of the exciting events taking place in New York include:
- WikiLeaks on Online Civil Disobedience, presented by Personal Democracy Forum, at Hearst Corporation
- Tips to Build Brand Relationships Amidst the Social Media Clutter, presented by MTV & Text 100, at Hearst Corporation
- Health | Tech | Food, Sponsored by Luminary Labs, at The Paley Center for Media
- Future Library: Socializing History with Maps, Hosted by The New York Public Library
- Convergence, How Social Commerce and Mobile Change the Way We Make Decisions and Shop, Hosted by Saatchi Wellness
- High Art vs. The Masses: How the Art World is Embracing The Social Web, at Le Poisson Rouge
- Gamify Me: How Game Mechanics are Infiltrating Brand Marketing, hosted by JWT
- Non-linear Storytelling with Frank Rose, Contributing Editor for Wired, at JWT
- Plus many, many more!
Check out the rest of New York’s schedule to learn more!
Learn More About Registering For Events
It has been a month since Social Media Week New York’s initial agenda was released in December, and anticipation has grown as more of their program has developed. Now, with four weeks to go before Social Media Week begins, we are proud to begin our pre-release of a limited batch of tickets for the events that have been confirmed so far. For all of you early adopters out there chomping at the bit to secure your opportunity to participate in the largest, most inclusive and unique event of its kind in 2011, now is the time to choose which events you will be attending.
As stated above, to register for events in SMW NYC, go to socialmediaweek.org/newyork/schedule. From here, you will see a display of all the events currently confirmed on that city’s Social Media Week calendar. Then just find the event you want to register for, click through, and Voila!, you will be signed up and registered for the event thanks to the power of Amiando, official SMW Scheduling and Event Management Partner. You’ll note that some of these events are still not open for registration, but the rest of the schedule will follow within the next two weeks.
Why do I have to register for each event individually?
We get asked this question a lot. As you will notice when looking over the schedules each event is unique in its own right and focuses on a specific topic or theme. We believe that by encouraging people to register for specific events, we will attract a more committed, engaged and targeted audience. Also, it’s worth noting that more than 95% of Social Media Week events are completely free to attend and while we do not charge, we do expect our attendees to think carefully about which events they wish to attend and register accordingly.
How Do I Add MY Event To Social Media Week?
It’s important to keep in mind that while a huge amount of programming in New York is now confirmed and scheduled, there are still opportunities to add events and get involved in other ways everywhere.
As an open and collaborative platform, Social Media Week provides many ways to “Get Involved” including curating and hosting events, speaking and presenting, designing workshops, facilitating interviews, sponsoring events, providing editorial coverage, and volunteering to participate on the local host committees.
There are opportunities for every organization and individual to get involved this February, on both a global and local level:
- Host an event: You could join the ranks of Sony, New York Times, MTV, Drop.io, JWT, Razorfish, MoMA, Porter Novelli, and others who have all hosted events at their space during previous conferences
- Volunteer: Join the host committee in your city, work at the events, support the communications team, help with outreach. There are many ways to get involved individually
- Provide in-kind products/services to attendees: Much like Foursquare, Livestream, Pegshot, Mobile Roadie, your company could provide services to SMW attendees that enhance and improve their experience
- Sponsor an event: There will be over 120 events taking place in New York and at least 500 events taking place across the all the nine participating cities. Through these events, your brand can connect and engage an audience of hyper-social influencers
- Speaking Opportunities: Do you have domain specialism? Do you want to share your ideas with a broader audience?
Follow the link below to learn more:
Support from corporate partnerships, both globally and locally, allows Social Media Week to provide hundreds of free events worldwide for its audience of hyper-social influencers. In addition to global headline sponsor NOKIA, other global supporting sponsors of Social Media Week including JWT and Meebo. Local sponsors include YouTube, Time Inc., Sapient Nitro, Convio, Microsoft Advertising and Lucky Magazine.
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