We are now less than two weeks away from Social Media Week February 2011–powered by global headline sponsor Nokia–and things are shaping up fantastically well.
Two weeks ago, the global announcement was made that Social Media Week February 2011 was opening up registration to its nine cities worldwide and then last week we announced that we were adding more events and opening up more tickets to cope with demand.
Today we are excited to announce that we are adding more sessions to the program and that we have released all remaining tickets for those events listed on the site. As we continue to respond to demand we will be adding additional events leading up to February 7, so please check back once in a while to see what’s new and ensure you follow @smwnyc for real-time alerts.
There are over one hundred events scheduled to take place during Social Media Week New York with fifty or more taking place at our five Content Hubs. Last week we launched the Hub landing page, which gives a breakdown of each Hub and everything we’ve got in store there. For those of you who are new to the Hub concept, here’s a breakdown of what’s on offer:
- Business, Media, and Communications Hub, hosted by JWT and co-sponsored by YouTube
- People & Society Hub, hosted by The Paley Center for Media and sponsored by PepsiCo
- Art & Culture, hosted by Hearst Magazines
- Entertainment, Gaming & Sports, hosted by Red Bull Space
- Science & Technology, hosted by Google
We can’t stress enough how thrilled we are with the content of Social Media Week New York this February, thanks to our incredible advisory board and host committee and the numerous event partners and content curators we have been collaborating with. Many exciting events were covered in last week’s post, but below is a smattering of some events we’ve added since then. Follow the links to each to learn more!
- Paul Murphy of the Financial Times Presents FT Tilt, followed by “News Dissemination in a Social Finance World”, coordinated by StockTwits, at NYSE Euronext.
- Keynote by Barbarian Group’s CEO Benjamin Palmer, “Humanizing Brands: It’s Only Taken 192 years”, Followed by “Publishers as Technologists”, hosted by Barbarian Group at the Business, Media & Communications Hub.
- “Tweet Like the Stars: Celebrities Using Social Media to Successfully Build Their Brands”, hosted by BUZZMEDIA at the Red Bull Space Entertainment, Gaming & Sports Hub
- “It’s 2011…How’s Your Facebook Strategy Doing?”, hosted by Ogilvy360 Digital Influence and Buddy Media
- Guided by Voices…The Changing Face of Music Discovery, Hosted by Spin Magazine at the Red Bull Space Entertainment, Gaming & Sports Hub
- “Hello Is This Thing On?”, hosted by Clear at Hive at 55
- “Disrupting Education Through Social Media & Technology”, hosted by 2tor at Chelsea Piers
- “Future Library: Socializing History with Maps”, hosted by The New York Public Library
- “Open UN: Engagement in the Age of Real-Time”, hosted by United Nations Global Pulse at the People & Society Hub at Paley Center for Media
For the full schedule and to sign up for these and many more free-to-attend events, check out the rest of the Social Media Week New York Schedule.