Your Guide to Hosting an Event for Social Media Week 2012

Plans for Social Media Week 2012 have well and truly started and some very exciting ideas have been flying around. Some events are already live in London and across the other 13 cities involved. Check out whats already planned for the week here:

Planning an event for Social Media Week can be slightly daunting. Where do you start? Do you have a panel session or a workshop? How do you invite people? Is there a hashtag for every event? Do you need to supply catering?

So many questions, so to help you plan and execute your event, along with hopefully answering all the questions you have, we've pulled together some guidelines to 'Hosting an event for SMW 2012'.

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Facebook Developer Garage London October 2011

John Haggis from Sheridan Solicitors returns to speak for us, talking about Facebook's privacy policies, and Iskandar Najmuddin, Technical Director at Syncapse (formerly Nudge) will give us a bumper-sized rundown on all the latest platform updates in the last three months, including those announced at f8 2011 in late September.

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Date: 19 October 2011
Location: Freemasons' Hall, UK

BeingDigital 2011

BeingDigital brings four big themes for UK digital business over a two day summit giving your organisation the flexibility to participate and attend one or all four themes.

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Date: 11 October 2011
Location: Royal College of Surgeons, UK

Communications for a Digital World

Join Media Trust and our digital partners for this fast paced one-day conference on communicating in a digital world.

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Date: 14 July 2011
Location: Media Trust, UK

Digital Surrey: From snapshots to social media - the changing picture of photography

Professor David Frohlich, Director of Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey, will be demonstrating that the sharing of digital media within on-line social networks is a relatively recent practice with its roots in much older activities such as domestic photography.

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Date: 21 July 2011
Location: Canon UK & Ireland, UK

Social Gaming to Gamification - March 14th

Gamification uses the same mechanics that hook gamers but applies them to your daily interactions. It is seen by marketers as an effective way to create loyalty, increase the value of the customer and generate new business.

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Date: 14 March 2011
Location: Olswang, UK

Master Class Linkedin London

The Master Class Linkedin in London has been up and running for a quite while now with a lot of success. Learn how to write a profile, how to grow your network and your reputation, how to get referrals and clients.

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Date: 30 November 2010
Location: BPI, UK

Social Media Strategy for Business Workshop

This workshop is aimed at small and medium sized businesses looking to utilise Social Media for attracting more customers and increasing sales.

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Date: 18 August 2010
Location: ESCP Business School, UK

Media Camp London 3

If you do stuff with the web, or want to, come along you'll meet some very cool people.

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Date: 17 December 2009
Location: London College of Communication, UK

Social Media in Business Conference - London May 21 2010

If you are interested in networking with the UK's cream of the crop social media experts, looking for key strategic business insights, answers to organisational challenges you must come along to Social Media in Business '10 where we will host you for the day, and educate you. Use Promo Code: smibwag for 15% discount.

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Date: 21 May 2010
Location: Whittaker House, UK

iglympics- A festival of sporting games

The interesting games lab celebrates sports as part of Watershed's Let the Games Begin season. We are holding a mini Olympics of street games, interesting sports and mucking about.

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Date: 24 June 2009
Location: Watershed, UK


Dorkbot meetings aim to be broad and inclusive whilst encouraging the curious, exciting and most innovative of content. These sessions offer a platform to encourage homegrown talent to demonstrate new projects or even just share new ideas or hi-light something that might be of interest to the group.

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Date: 16 June 2009
Location: Pervasive Media Studio, UK

Social Networking World Forum (Asia), 2009

Asia boasts the fastest growing social networking and social media market on the planet. There are also more mobile internet users, with the Asia Pacific region, than anywhere else in the world. It is no surprise that Six Degrees is moving the series to Signapore to learn from the leading social networking publishers, developers, brands and organisations who are currently operating in this exciting region.

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Date: 22 September 2009
Location: Grand Hyatt Singapore, SG

Social Networking World Forum (North America), 2009

Social Networking is now a mainstream and established communication platform. The last few years have seen social media propel itself as a platform to market services, deploy PR campaigns, for individuals to promote themselves and the best place to job hunt! Social networks themselves are becoming content aggregators and creators as they climb up the ladder to become the most visited sites on the planet.

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Date: 26 October 2009
Location: Santa Clara Convention Centre, US

Cork Open Coffee

This is a joint OpenCoffee-SohoSolo meet-up in the National Software Centre in Mahon. We are starting this one early at 9am (running until 11). CorkBIC will give a short talk on the services they offer businesses in Cork including SohoSolo and Business Angels Partnership. Coffee and buns kindly sponsored by CorkBIC.

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Date: 15 August 2008
Location: National Software Centre, IE