Now a late September tradition, and an international event, Social Media Week 2012 is September 24-28.
Social Media Week Chicago Events
All events are free to attend and open to the public. The week includes many speaker and panel discussions, networking events and more, all focused on the theme Empowering Change Through Collaboration. Topics include Business; Media & Entertainment; Technology & Innovation; Politics & Government and Art & Culture.
According to Social Media Week, in 2011 Chicago's team hosted more than 80 events with 200 speakers and upwards of 7,000 registrants.
What Social Media Week events are you attending?
I'm excited to be a part of Social Media Club Chicago's Social Media Week event.
As an SMC Chicago board member, I'm looking forward to listening to my peers talk about what makes social media tick.
Our event is September 27 at 5:30 at the Illini Center. Because I'm a University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign College of Commerce alum, I'm thrilled to be at my alma mater's venue.
And, I'm excited to say that #HootUpChicago is our event hashtag. Why? Because Hootsuite is SMC Chicago's September social media sponsor.
from the event invitation site at http://smcchicago-smw.eventbrite.com
September Social Media Sponsor: Hootsuite
Event Venue: University of Illinois, 4th Floor Illini Center, 200 South Wacker
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012
5:30 - 6:00 Networking
6:00 - 6:45 Program
6:45 - 7:30 Socializing
Domino's Pizza by @Ramon_DeLeon #RamonWow
Attend this Social Media Week session to find out who’s who on the SMC Chicago board and what’s next in social media – at home here in Chicago and around the world.
Meet the board of Social Media Club Chicago, rarely on a panel together, as they serve up whatever you are hungry for.
Whether it’s what to do with internal communications, how to refine your social strategy, how to amp up digital branding, where to engage your community or when to create campaigns that get results, the SMC Chicago board will give you the answers you’re looking for.
Moderator: Jeff Willinger, SMC Chicago President; Social business strategist and Director of Social Computing for Rightpoint, @jwillieBarbara Rozgonyi, SMC Chicago founder; publisher of wiredPRworks; CEO ofCoryWest Media, LLC, @wiredprworksCarolyn Martin, Communications; Founder/President, Social Media Demand,@cm_socialmediaElly Deutch, Co-Founder and Chief Digital Strategist of Blitz Branding @deutche Caleb Gardner, social media strategist, Edelman @calebgardner
About the Social Media Club Chicago Chapter
Social Media Club [SMC] is a worldwide organization, with local chapters, that serves as connecting organization for anyone interested in social media. Membership is free and open to all levels, including beginners. Chicago’s SMC chapter, launched in October 2008, presents events that mix socializing, networking and learning. Event attendees include entrepreneurs, corporate communicators, journalists, business professionals, publishers, marketers, media creators, citizen journalists, students and technology types. For more information, visithttp://smcchicago.org/, email firstname.lastname@example.org, follow @smcchicago on twitter, or call 630.207.7530 or 312-970-0846.
SMC Chicago Board Members
Barbara Rozgonyi @wiredprworks, Founder; Jeff Willinger @jwillie, President; Carolyn Martin @cm_socialmedia, Communications; Elly Deutch @deutche and Caleb Gardner @calebgardner
About the Post Picture
I'm a huge Hootsuite fan. That's me, Ruth Wagner and MJ Tam with Ryan Holmes, Hootsuite's CEO at TechWeek Chicago. After taking a few proper posed shots, Ryan suggested we have fun. So, we did. How do you have fun with social media?