Social Media Week New York is one of the world’s premier conferences for professionals at the intersection of media, marketing and technology.

In 2018 #SMWNYC celebrates its 10th annual conference and to mark the occasion, organizers Crowdcentric Media are launching a new global edition of the conference which will now take place in New York City during the week of April 24-27 at The Sheraton Hotel.

In 2018, Crowdcentric, organizers of #SMWNYC, will celebrate human connectivity and the power that technology provides in bringing the world closer together.


How Do I Register?

To attend the official sessions, you will need to purchase a pass via our pass options page. Passes are on sale now!

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Why Attend?

SMW exists to help you and your business advance by providing information, insights, best practices and emerging trends on technology’s role and impact on communication, media and marketing.



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



  • Facebook
  • BuzzFeed
  • National Geographic
  • Pinterest
  • Refinery29
  • 360i
  • Code and Theory
  • Giphy



  • Three main stages
  • Seating for 1000+ attendees
  • Co-working lounges
  • Talks, panels & workshops
  • Fireside interviews
  • VR showcase
  • Installations & exhibitors


Who Attends #SMWNYC?


The SMW audience is made up of professionals at the intersection of media, marketing and technology across a range of industries including marketing, advertising, communications, media, publishing, technology and entertainment.

Attendee stats:

  • 2.5k registered attendees
  • 65% aged 25-35
  • 87% are mid-level seniority and above
  • 69% female
  • 49% work in marketing, media and communications
  • 43% work for a company with 500+ employees


What do people say About SMW?

“Social Media Week is an excellent opportunity for some of the most innovative and inspiring thinkers in the social sphere to showcase and debate the power of emerging technology, best practices and potential future developments.” — Andy Dangerfield, Social Media Editor, BuzzFeed News

“Social Media Week is a great opportunity to bring people together who are passionate about the power of digital technology, social media and online communities. It was fantastic to be able to share what makes Instagram’s global community such a special part of who we are.” — David Cuen, Global Head of Community, Instagram

“Participating in Social Media Week – whether as a speaker, panelist or attendee – is truly worthwhile. The wide variety of colleagues and clients presenting timely, relevant topics is both educational and inspiring.” — David Hernandez, Managing Director, OgilvyOne, Executive Creative Director


Which Brands Hosted Official Events in 2017?

Social Media Week New York brings some of the world’s most innovative, educational, and inspiring Content Partners to the official stage. From major social media platforms and global agencies, to the technology startups and publishing powerhouses we read about everyday, here are some of the official Content Partners from #SMWNYC 2017:


How Do I Register?

To attend the official sessions, you will need to purchase a pass via our pass options page. Passes are on sale now!

View Pass Options


How Can My Company Participate?

  • Event Submissions Open: October 10, 2017
  • Event Submission Deadline: December 8, 2017
  • Initial Schedule to be Published: January 17, 2018


Where Does #SMWNYC Take Place?


The Sheraton Hotel
811 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

#SMWNYC will move to a new venue in 2018, with all official programming, events and activities taking place at the Sheraton Hotel in Times Square. 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.


Travel & Accommodations

Through our partnership with The Sheraton Hotel we are offering all attendees competitive hotel packages at discounted rates, which are among the lowest rates in New York City for a luxury hotel experience. For more information and to inquire about booking your hotel room, please email newyork@socialmediaweek.org