A New Year and 6 Ways you can Get Involved in Social Media Week New York

With Social Media Week New York just five weeks away, we wanted to remind you that there is still plenty of time to get involved and play an integral role in the February conference.  Here are six specific ways you can get involved to help kick things off:

1) Host or curate a session

Join past hosts including New York Times, WIRED, MoMA, IDEO, Time Inc., or, alternatively, submit a session idea to anyone of the five content hubs, including Science & Technology at Google, Business, Media & Communications at JWT, People and Society at The Paley Center for Media, Art & Culture at Hearst Corporation and Music, Gaming & Sports at the Red Bull Space.  Events are typically two hours in length and range from traditional panel discussions, interactive workshops, panels, presentations, interviews, debates etc.  To register, simply click on the link below.  Once your session is approved, we add it to the schedule and promote through all of our media channels.

Register your event here.

2) Share your ideas with the world and register to speak

With more than 150 events planned for Social Media Week New York, there are plenty of opportunities for you to share your ideas and connect with our audience of more than 5,000 hyper-social influencers.

Past Social Media Week speakers have included Dennis Crowley, Co-founder & CEO, foursquare; Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief, WIREDSir Ken Robinson, Author of The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything; Chris Hughes, Co-founder of Facebook; Courtney Holt, President, MySpace Music; Dave Stewart,  Musician & Entrepreneur, Eurythmics; Seth Sternberg, CEO, Meebo; Dick Glover, President & CEO, Funny-or-Die; ?uest Love, Band member, The Roots; Alec Ross, Senior Adviser, Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and Tye Montague, Former President of JWT.

Register to speak here

3) Sponsor a Content Hub


Across the five Content Hubs, we have a number of compelling ways for brands to connect with our audience of hyper-social influencers.  Hub sponsorship includes branding and signage, event curation, speaking and presenting opportunities, product and/or service integration and a week-long opportunity to engage in conversation with more than 2,000 Hub attendees.  Hub sessions are all live streamed and packaged and distributed online.

For more information and for a full sponsorship prospectus, please email Toby Daniels.

4) Sponsor an event or hub session


This option is ideal if your brand is interested in sponsoring a single session at one of the Hubs, or one of the events taking place elsewhere in the city.  Event sponsorship includes signage, presence at the event, participation in the curation of the content, speaking opportunities.  Select events are live streamed and packaged and distributed online.

For more information and for a full sponsorship prospectus, please email Toby Daniels.

5) Host a party


At night, Social Media Week New York lights up with parties taking place throughout the city.  Kicking things off in style this year, we’re excited to be hosting the opening reception at the New York Public Library, with things drawing to a close at the Closing Party on the Friday night at a soon-to-be-named location.  If your company is interested in hosting something during the week, then we’d love to support you.

Register your party here

6) Join our network of bloggers & provide coverage


Social Media Week is building a growing network of bloggers and journalists who regularly contribute to both the global and local sites. As part of our editorial coverage we provide in-depth analysis and profiles on our partners, sponsors, speakers and other important contributors.  If you are interested in contributing, we’d love to hear from you.

Register to join the editorial team here

Don’t forget, if you want real-time updates, please follow @smwnyc for New York specific information and @socialmediaweek for global updates.  Also, join us over on Facebook, where we host additional content, discussions and attendee polls.