It Takes A Village: The Team Behind SMWNYC

It’s been an exciting year for Social Media Week. Our events in NYC and around the world have been a testament to the power of social media and the role it plays in furthering our connectedness; the catalyst for our new global theme Open & Connected in a Collaborative World.

As the next SMWNYC fast approaches, it’s been thrilling to watch the programming unfold. Each piece lovingly curated with the intention it will inspire you to join the conversation by attending sessions and submitting your own events. As you can imagine, planning something this large (we had over 11,000 attendees last year!) takes a team of extraordinary people. So, before the fun begins we thought you may like to learn more about them.

Brian Quinn and Jessica Lawerence are the dynamic duo leading Programs for SMWNYC. Brian has produced both concerts and consumer events for a wide range of companies in the culinary, tech, and corporate worlds, and founded a groundbreaking NYC supper club. Jessica is the Managing Director of NY Tech Meetup, a TEDx organizer, speaker, columnist, and former CEO for the Girl Scouts in Southern California. Their wide ranging expertise is a perfect fit for the scope of material featured in our 4 Content Hubs and Global HQ.

In addition to this remarkable pair is a powerhouse Advisory Board comprised of Manhattan’s premier connectors, community builders, business leaders, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and practitioners. Their institutional knowledge, personally and collectively, has been invaluable in creating the upcoming event. Visit our Advisory Board page and take a look around! These are the trailblazers shaping media as we know it, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their contribution to SMWNYC.

Last, but certainly not least, is our very own SMWNYC team working around the clock to create an experience you’ll never forget. Feel free to introduce yourself in February. We love meeting our attendees! And don’t forget, if you buy your tickets before December 21st you get 40% off!

It takes a village to create SMWNYC and we would love for you to be a part of it!