Social Media Week Washington, DC, or SMWWDC, will be a week-long festival featuring independently curated—and mostly free-of-charge—speakers, panels, workshops, events and parties all across the district celebrating tech and social media.
This past year, DC’s inaugural Social Media Week captivated over 4,000 attendees during 80+ events hosted by community event managers around the Nation’s capital. SMWWDC was mentioned in over 7,000 tweets, garnered over 9,000 Foursquare check-ins, and had 100+ mentions across a range of local and national media outlets. This was in addition to the 30+ recap blog posts written and published by the SMWWDC blogging team.
This year SMWWDC will build on this legacy, once again connecting people, content, and conversation around remarkable and emerging trends in social and mobile media. Produced for the second year by the team at digital agency iStrategyLabs (iSL), SMWWDC will be taking place concurrently with Social Media Week events in such cities as Copenhagen, Doha, Hamburg, Lagos, Miami, Milan, New York, Paris, Singapore, and Tokyo, asserting DC as a growing leader in the tech industry.
Considering the global theme of Open & Connected: Principles for a Collaborative World, SMWWDC will move to become even more provocative and powerful in examining the acute influence of social media on modern life in the world. iSL’s team will be working with an Advisory Board to carefully curate the mission of this memorable week.
SMWWDC’s schedule will be comprised of a series of community-organized events, in addition to an opening breakfast on Monday the 18th, the DC Tech Meet-up on Wednesday the 20th, and closing Party on Friday evening the 22nd.
For more information, including tips on how every member of the DC community can get involved, the production team encourages any and all interested parties to visit the SMWWDC webpage. Also, please feel free to join the Facebook event, like SMWWDC on Facebook, follow @smwwdc, tag #smwwdc, and send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.