Social Media Week London

Social Media Week LondonSocial Media Week returns to London 23-27 September 2013, joining a host of other cities across the world in a hectic week of panel discussions, presentations, meetups and loads more. 

Event submissions are now open, get involved as a speaker, smwatchinwag [dot] com (volunteer) or find out about smwatchinwag [dot] com (sponsorshop opportunities).

Check out last September's full schedule. Keep up-to-date with Social Media Week London on Twitter & Facebook and of course the blog

Want to take your business global? Find out how how to use social media, online communities and collaborative tools can help build your company’s international business. Hear from international experts, case studies & quiz UKTI, Nokia, Hailo, the FT and more. Plus a free networking lunch and time for one-to-one Q&A.
Join us for the SMWLDN Global Keynote, a fireside chat with Alex Balfour, the at the centre of the digital delivery of the massively successful London Olympics and Paralympics Games. Opening this Sep’s Social Media Week and hear about the trials, tribulations and successes behind the digital success of the games.
McKinsey Global Institute principal Michael Chui discusses the potential value in using social tools to enhance communications, knowledge sharing, and collaboration within and across enterprises. He'll be joined by an expert panel who'll reflect and discuss the dramatic changes 'social' is making inside the enterprise.
The rise of social media and social technology has demonstrated its power to revolutionise industries. In a very literal sense, the power to connect and collaborate is quite literally changing the world. Mobile technology and social networks enable groups to self-organise campaigns to gain worldwide momentum.
Join us for a very exclusive breakfast and brunch to discuss the latest experiments and techniques from the masters of behavrioural economics – and how as digital natives, we can leverage these to take over the world.
The explosion of social has been tremendous, as Facebook closes in on one billion consumers and Twitter approaches 200 million, not to mention emerging platforms like Google+, Instagram and Pinterest. Join experts from Oracle, Maersk, MediaCom, We Are Social, Starcom, IPC and Luxury Hotels of the World and find out more...
#SMWLDN Families in the UK spend around £187B a year yet not much is known about the complicated decision making dynamic that goes into how that money is spent. This session will look at who in the family makes what decisions, how the members of the family influence each other and what role social media plays in inter-family communications.
Facebook approaches its 1 Billionth user while under the spotlight as never before. A few years ago Facebook was one of many social networks. Now it’s the world’s most important social media platform. On Tuesday at 9am in Unruly, our panel will discuss Facebook’s future.
The food business is in a constant state of flux whether it’s the rush for Michelin stars or shiny food trucks or the latest pop up restaurant. Its marketing is no exception...
Did you know that on average you need to connect with prospective customers seven times before they actually buy from you? That’s an expensive way for you to grow your business. What if we told you that there was another way?
Did you know that on average you need to connect with prospective customers 7 times before they actually buy? That’s an expensive way to grow business. What if we told you that there was another way? Sound interesting? Then join us and we’ll take you through how to create your own Engagement Marketing plan and turn your customers into your fans.
The Oracle one-to-one Social Surgery sessions will run from 12pm-1pm. They will give organisations the opportunity for one-to-one social media health checks with leading Oracle's team of social strategy experts.
After selling-out tickets for this event on Tuesday, we're happy to announce that we will hold it again at Facebook Headquarters on Wednesday 26th September. However, this time, we have some new speakers to give additional insights and strategies for proving the success of social marketing within your organisation.
#SMWLDN Kids are inherently social and are very active on many social media platforms; therefore they are a hugely important part of the social media landscape. This discussion will focus on what kids are doing on networking sites, how and why they are so engaged with each other and the platforms, and look at the psychology behind these behaviours.
Digital media has gone through more revolutions in the last decade than other forms of media have experienced across their lifetimes. From web 2.0 to commoditisation of display advertising to sweeping changes of social media. How do the world's leading digital strategists handle the brand challenges? Join our expert panel for this discussion.
How has social media changed the way brands approach CSR and sustainability initiatives and what will the future hold? What challenges and opportunities to brands face as they use new methods? Our panel will include brand marketers and experts who have seen the potential, join the discussion...
If you’re a writer, editor, blogger, videographer, designer, producer or otherwise involved in the creation of cool stuff online then you need to come along to Content Creation Collective: Secrets behind social content on 26th September aboard the HMS President (1918), in association with Social Media Week.
When Facebook unveiled Open Graph and made it possible for apps to automatically share what you’re listening to, watching or reading, it divided opinion. “Frictionless sharing” is a great way to discover new stuff from friends but some think it’s Too Much Information. Come along and join the debate...
Are you unsure which combination of Pins, Tweets and Likes will give your small business a bang for its buck? It’s a conundrum that’s facing many owners as they fight to juggle the time spent between marketing their business and actually running it.
Are you unsure which combination of Pins, Tweets and Likes will give your small business a bang for its buck? Register today, come along and don’t forget to come along with your questions, thoughts and challenges. Our panel is waiting to help you navigate the right mix of social ingredients.
Hundreds of graduates, jobs seekers and experienced workers looking for that next challenge will be flocking to the Careers Day to meet the likes of Nokia, Financial Times, Imagination, Tempero, News International and more, so don't miss out. REGISTER NOW - it's free!

It’s a testament to how much social media has infiltrated both our professional and social lives, to see the breadth of events already confirmed for London’s Social Media Week.

Check out the full schedule and don’t forget to RSVP for each event directly (unfortuntely, you can’t confirm using the SCHED application alone). And the best bit is that most of the events are free, or at very low cost.

On Monday, we’ll announce and open registration for two more panels, on Monday, Optimising Your Social Graph (sponsored by Meebo and hosted at the IAB), looking at how the media and brands can scale their communications with consumers across such a wide variety of social tools and networks. There’s a spot of lunch and networking planned afterwards.

And on Tue, Chinwag Live returns with a re-visit of the popular panel, Measuring Social Media exploring the golden goose of ROI, metrics and discovering how much has changed in the last year, what’s been learnt and where next. Keep your eyes peeled for more info on both of these.

The IAB are hosting a panel debate, “The Importance of Picking Your Battles Online” on Wed afternoon and Local Social Summit are looking at the Science of Social Media with speakers from the Oxford Internet Institute and the UK’s favourite Twittering coffee retailer, @hasbean on Thu evening.

On the social side, there’s lots planned, too. With a very special opening night event on Monday 1st (details soon), to a range of social gathering of all types from the Twespians to Recruiters and on Friday morning, the legendary Tuttle Club.

There’s also three great PR briefings on Wed morning, with top firms 33 Digital, Porter Novelli and Speed Communications throwing open their doors and welcoming all-comers to hear case studies and expert opinions on reputation management.

And there’s more coming, so make sure you’ve carved out some space in your diary for Social Media Week, London from 1st – 5th Feb.

If you’re planning an event, want to volunteer, have a venue available for use or are looking to get involved as a sponsor, it’s not too late. Drop us a line to get involved.

London Night Bus by doug88888Yes, hello, this is London calling. Excuse the Eurovision-style pun…in a foretaste of our preparations for the 2012 Olympics, things have started out slowly but are rapidly swinging into gear.

It’s going to be an exciting, busy, thought-provoking week’s worth of events, taking place 1st-5th Feb 2010, which will bring together the leading thinkers, organisers, movers and shakers across the social media spectrum for events including from panel sessions to networking events, breakfast briefings and more.

Building on the success of the first Social Media Week, which took place in New York last year, this time around there’s six cities across three continents taking part. There’s plenty of opportunities to get involved, whether organising an event, helping out on the day, spreading the word, providing a venue, sponsoring Social Media Week, but above all, we hope you’ll come along to the events themselves.

Chinwag, the lead organiser for Social Media Week London, is working with a group of fab advisors and Toby Daniels and the global team in New York. We’re pulling together what we hope will be a engaging and varied week of exploration into social media’s impact across business, media, the arts, politics, society and no doubt, other things we haven’t thought of yet.

We’ll be posting more news on this blog as well as through through Twitter and Facebook. Keep your eyes peeled and if you’d like to get involved, smwatchinwag [dot] com (do get in touch).

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