Super Early Bird Passes on Sale, Global HQ & Content Hubs Announced

It’s our 5th Birthday at SMW NYC and we have some BIG announcements! From February 19th to the 22nd, we, alongside headline sponsor Nokia and speakers including Ben Kaufman, founder & CEO of Quirky, Cindy Gallop and the team, and Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit will explore our global theme Open & Connected: Principles for a Collaborative World

And we want you to join us! So, we’re offering Super Early Bird passes, a sneak peek at our schedule and a road map of where you can find the content that speaks to you most. Want to host your own event? You can do that too! Read on to find out what’s in store and how you can get involved:

Global HQ: Our first ever global headquarters has found a home at the Metropolitan Pavilion and will feature interactive installations, classes and a main stage with programming centered on the Architects, Inventors and Collaborators changing our world.

Advertising & Marketing Hub: JWT, a leading global advertising agency, will host conversations on the impact of creativity, collaboration and community in the world of marketing and brand communications. These people invented the grilled cheese sandwich for client Kraft in 1930. Enough said.

Lifestyle & Culture Hub: No one does media quite like Hearst Corporation, the perfect place to talk arts, fashion, entertainment and cultural trends. Their mission is to inform, entertain, and inspire, which they have done for 125 years!

Business and Entrepreneurship Hub: A multinational mass media corporation with a premier site for business and financial market news. Can you think of a more appropriate setting to explore disruptions in business and commerce than Bloomberg? We think not.

Society and Social Impact Hub: 92Y is the city’s premiere nonprofit cultural and community center, and they’ve been all about social good since 1874! We couldn’t think of a better home for conversations on the role of social, digital and mobile media and their interplay with social change than 92Y’s downtown venue, 92YTribeca.

Independently Hosted Events: Our community hosted events have been the heart and soul of SMW in the past and this year is no exception. Past hosts include The New York Stock Exchange, MoMA, BBH Labs, IDEO, Instagrammers of NYC, Digitas, Storycode, and The Guggenheim. Submit your ideas, here.

As mentioned, we are releasing a very early peek at our schedule of events TODAY! So add the one’s you love to Favorites or submit your own events ideas by January 11th. The full schedule will be live in early January.

But WAIT. There’s even MORE good news!

Purchase one of our special passes to avoid having to register for individual sessions in the Content Hubs, attend all three days in Global HQ, access special perks and benefits, and attend SMW VIP Parties – did we mention one of the Jonas Brothers was in attendance last year?

With our Super Early Bird discount they are 40% off the standard price. And if you tweet about our passes with #SMWNYCPass, you can could win one of two $200 Airbnb vouchers.

We look forward to seeing you in February!