This week kicks off Social Media Week (SMW), September 19th to 23rd, 2011. Social Media Week is a set of international biannual conferences and events, aimed at bringing people together via learning experiences and online information, regarding social media and its role in our society. It also covers emerging trends in areas such as blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
Social Media Week started back in 2009 in New York, and has since grown to encompass nine cities at the last conference earlier this year, in February 2011. September’s conference is said to be the biggest yet, with twelve or more cities participating globally.
This will be Vancouver’s first Social Media Week, and there are many enticing activities that are taking place around the city, to help you engage your audience, and learn effective techniques to make the most of your social media campaigns.
Events in Vancouver
Registration for many of the events is sold out or close to it – but check online as you may still be able to get tickets!
The Blogging Summit
Vancouver’s Social Media Week starts with ‘The Blogging Summit’, on Monday, September 19th at UBC Robson Square from 9am to 12pm. Featuring Keynote speakers such as Shane Gibson (co-author of Sociable! – B2B Blogging and Podcasting Strategies), Dr. Raul Pacheco (Hummingbird604.com), and Tris Hussey (Canada’s first professional blogger). For more information and to register: The Blogging Summit.
For more events happening on Monday, please visit the Social Media Week website.
Social Media 101 Summit
Langara College is hosting their ‘Social Media 101 Summit’ on Tuesday, September 20th from 9am to 12pm, at the W2 Cafe in the Woodward’s building. Registration is over half full so get your tickets soon! For more information and to register: Langara College – Social Media 101 Summit.
For more events happening on Tuesday, please visit the Social Media Week website.
Secrets of a Social Media Campaign, with Matt Astifan
UBC Robson Square is hosting the ‘Secrets of a Social Media Campaign, with Matt Astifan’ on Wednesday, September 21st from 10am to 12pm. This event will cover the aspects of creating a successful social media campaign in your business, by analyzing past business campaigns and looking at how people interact online. For more information and to register: Secrets of a Social Media Campaign, with Matt Astifan.
For more events happening on Wednesday, please visit the Social Media Week website.
Social Networking: What Employers Need to Know
Fasken Martineau is hosting the ‘Social Networking: What Employers Need to Know’ event, on Thursday, September 22nd from 12pm to 1:45pm. This event will cover the many legal aspects of employers using social media with relation to their employees. For more information and to register: Social Networking: What Employers Need to Know.
For more events happening on Thursday, please visit the Social Media Week website.
The Enterprise 2.0 Summit
SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (Cinema) is hosting the ‘Enterprise 2.0 Summit’, on Friday, September 23rd from 8:45am to 4:15pm. This is a comprehensive social media event being presented by top executives and marketers from leading companies such as BuildDirect.com, the Ford Motor Company, ING Direct, and Blenz Coffee. This event will have a packed agenda; for more information and to register: The Enterprise 2.0 Summit.
For more events happening on Friday, please visit the Social Media Week website.
To stay on top of the latest news regarding Social Media Week in Vancouver, you can follow them on Twitter @SMWVAN.
You can also watch content live online from around the world via the SMW Official Channel.