Social Media Week New York is one of the premiere digital media conferences in the United States. The event brings together some of the industry’s leading brands and individuals at the intersection of entertainment, media, marketing and technology.


What’s New in 2017?


February 27 – March 3, 2017

In 2017, Crowdcentric, the global organizers of SMW, will bring the global theme “Language and the Machine” to life through a week of inspiring talks, presentations, panel debates and workshops.  In addition to the on-stage sessions, SMW New York will host a VR showcase featuring Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Diageo’s 4D chair VR demo.

We also introduced our new SMW Insider platform, which allows registered attendees and subscribers to watch every official session live online and on-demand.


Why Attend?

#SMWNYC attendees are immersed into a collaborative environment for learning about the industry’s most important trends, conversations, and best practices. Speakers from various pockets of the industry will share the tactical advice on how to be become a better marketer, media professional, and technology user in today’s constantly evolving world. In addition, you’ll have opportunities to meet and network with thousands of other individuals in similar roles as you.



  • Data & analytics
  • Paid media
  • Video
  • Content marketing
  • Mobile messaging
  • Virtual reality
  • Ad-blocking
  • Growth marketing



  • Facebook
  • BuzzFeed
  • National Geographic
  • The New York Times
  • Vox Media
  • 360i
  • Code and Theory
  • Giphy



  • State of the art stage
  • Theater style seating
  • Keynotes
  • Panels
  • Interviews
  • Workshops
  • Co-working / charging stations
  • Lounges


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, arts and entertainment.

By attending SMW you will learn from the world’s leading experts who share insights, best practices and emerging trends through talks, debates and workshops.

Attendees will also meet the people who are shaping the future of how social media, technology and mobile is impacting business, society and culture around the world.


Which Brands Hosted Official Events in 2016?

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 2016:


How Do I Register?

To attend the official sessions, you will need to purchase an HQ pass via our pass options page. Early Bird rates are now in effect.

View Pass Options


How Can My Brand Participate?

If you are interested in submitting your company to host an event session (whether an official session or independent session) or have members of your team speak and be placed on a panel, check out our “Get Involved” section to learn more about speaking and other event opportunities.

  • Event Submissions Open: November 2
  • Event & Speaker Submission Deadline: December 2
  • Initial Schedule to be Published: January 4, 2017


Where Does #SMWNYC Take Place?


The TimesCenter
242 W. 41st St, New York, NY 10036

In addition to two stages featuring industry-leading sessions and speakers, 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.


117 W. 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Convene will serve as our Official Workshop Venue, where we will be hosting two full days of Workshops.


Travel & Accommodations

If you’re traveling from outside of New York, we will have preferred hotel partners for #SMWNYC attendees. Over the next several months, be sure to visit our “Travel and Accommodations” page linked below for the latest updates on hotel deals and partners.

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