Following mass gatherings around the world in Spain and the Middle East, over the past month New York City has found itself in the center of a growing sense of American discontent. Whether a supporter of the cause(s) or not, one cannot deny the reach that the occupation of Wall Street and, on a larger level, NYC has extended. Now spanning over 1000 cities globally, NYC has become a focal point of mobilization of groups around the world crying for social change.
As we lead up to Social Media Week February, our global theme of Empowering Change Through Collaboration is increasingly evident. We are excited to delve into the role that social media plays in change. To help us elucidate on the global theme, author and luminary Don Tapscott will be releasing bi-weekly discussions on a number of topics where we can empower change through collaboration.
In addition to Don’s regular discussions, we will be examining how this is playing out locally- here in NYC. Keeping in line with our global theme, we’ll be examining areas of Education & Learning, Health & Wellness, Energy & Environment, Politics & Government, Media & Entertainment, Science & Technology, Banking & Finance, Transportation & Mobility, Art & Culture and Marketing & Advertising.
And we want your participation. There are various ways you can get involved with Social Media Week NYC–from small contributions to linchpin roles.
- Become a Hub Partner.
If you or your company is interested in spearheading the conversation around one of our core areas this February, consider being a Content Hub! We’re looking for organizations that embody these areas and are thinking creatively around these pivotal topics. Email us for more details.
- Submit an Event.
Our first set of events will be released November 15th–submit your event now and have yours be on that list. Spice things up by considering an interactive discussion, moving sessions, or gaming elements in addition to the standard panels. Looking for ideas?
Check out some posts by our own Ben Scheim and Toby Daniels.
- Become a Sponsor.
If you are looking to play a larger role in NYC’s Social Media Week, consider our various sponsorship opportunities with customized packages for exposure and promotion, from local to multi-city to global levels. Additionally, Social Media Week’s core objective is to provide content and information to attendees through open and free sessions–your sponsorship help makes SMW happen. Learn more about the opportunities available here.
Making sure all those innovative events run smoothly takes a lot of hands. If you are more of a behind-the-scenes person, consider helping our team out! We’re looking for some amazing volunteers who are organized, self-starters, friendly and energetic to help with everything from pre-February organization to week of logistics. If that sounds like you, sign up here.
Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sharing more in-depth info on how you can take part, featuring New Yorkers who are empowering change through collaboration in these various roles. In the meantime, please share your thoughts with us about the global theme and what can be done in New York to create sustainable change- and the role you see social media playing.
We’re all looking forward to the best Social Media Week yet.