Make Good Shit Happen at SMW NYC

In just six weeks, Social Media Week will kick off and we’re excited to share some of what’s happening.

Building Essential Products, with betaworks' CEO John Borthwick
To many of us, our work is our life. But what if we did it slightly differently this year? betaworks’ John Borthwick joins us at SMW NYC to talk about new approaches to product creation and the process, like how to allow ideas that might have once fell to the cutting room floor get picked up, tested and put into beta.

Why The Future of Innovation Belongs To Artists & Designers, with The New Museum
This year, many of us are being challenged to live more presently and actively. That’s where The New Museum can help. The collaboration between artists, designers, and technologists is increasing to help devise tools that are more human, social, and creative. The New Museum will explore these new partnerships and showcase how it’s making a more cohesive life experience for us all.

Making Good Shit Happen, with Nancy Lublin, CEO of DoSomething
Then, let’s use our power to create change. Join DoSomething’s Nancy Lublin as shares how she and a bunch of old people are getting youth actively involved by turning the standard activism model on its head, using creative marketing and collaborations.

Join betaworks, The New Museum, and DoSomething, along with hundreds of other amazing speakers and partners, February 18-21, and help us explore the future of our always on, always connected world.

And as a bonus, we’re extending our 20% Early Bird Discount until January 15th, giving you more time and more savings!

Get your pass to see the action and our discount here now.

Uniting the Change-Makers & Do-Gooders: Nancy Lublin at SMW NYC

Creating change and empowering organizations is hard work. And few can do it better than Nancy Lublin. A regular feature on the Nonprofit Times’ “Top 50 Power and Influence” list, Nancy has a reputation for making charity cool and sustainable. As a young professional, Nancy turned Dress for Success into an international success, working in 125 cities in 15 countries.

“Leadership doesn’t always come from the top or from a title or from age or even from experience. It comes from courage—and nobody has cornered the market on courage.”

Now, Nancy is setting her sights on empowering youth to make an impact. As CEO and Chief Old Person at DoSomething.org, she helps get more than 2.4 million teens involved with social and cause campaigns. DoSomething.org has become the largest organization focused on youth and social change, reaching out to tens of thousands of youths and help them rise up from adverse situations. Using the platform she created with DoSomething.org, she saw a void for text-based services for teens. Thus, the Crisis Text Line was born, helping youth with issues ranging from bullying to eating disorders and abuse.

Nancy is also the author of Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business and could be found in the columns of Fast Company for two years. In her spare time, she is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She was named as the Woman of the Year by the New York Women’s Commission and is considered one of the most successful non-profit leaders in the world. Nancy is a doer, making waves wherever she goes.

Join her and other mover and shakers at SMW NYC this February. Get your pass today here.