January 6, 2014

2014 conferences: Social media, tech, mobile & marketing

Brian Wong, co-founder of Kiip, at the last Venture Summit (photo by JD Lasica).

Our SuperGuide to 2014 conferences and events

JD LasicaFor the past several years, the team at Socialmedia.biz has assembled a SuperGuide of the best social media, technology, marketing and media conferences for the upcoming year, which we publish the first Monday of the year.

This year’s calendar of 2014 conferences and events is bigger and beefier than ever. It’s hard to put out separate social media, tech, marketing and mobile conferences, given that more than half of them would bleed over to other categories as well. Thus, one SuperGuide. (Hope you’ll come over and Like our Socialmediadotbiz Facebook page, too!)

Search for a term on this page if you’re looking for a particular kind of event or the name of an event, or click on the tabs below to see the conferences taking place month by month. We’ll post new calendar updates as new blog posts on the first of each month throughout the year.

I can guarantee you we’ve overlooked some strong events and probably messed up a listing below. If you know of other must-attend events, please add them by posting in the comments at the bottom. Continue reading

December 16, 2009

Social Media Week expands to six cities

Rachel Sklar, Rachelle Hruska and Anastasia Liapis at last February’s Social Media Week.

SF, London, Berlin to be part of wide-ranging global teach-in

SocialMediaWeekJD LasicaSpent an hour on a conference call this morning where it was announced that Social Media Week, inaugurated last February in New York, will expand to include San Francisco, London, Berlin, Toronto and São Paulo, Brazil.

The weeklong event will take place Feb. 1-5, 2010. The goal is to “explore the profound impact that social media has on culture, business communications and society at large … and to create a global platform for conversation, connectivity and learning,” said event organizer Toby Daniels, who was on the call.

While the Socialmediaweekny.com site talks about a five-day conference, it’s less a conference than a sprawling series of loosely connected events all related to the theme of social media. (I like to think of it as a “teach-in,” though perhaps that’s too retro a term.) Events will span a variety of formats, ranging from talks, presentations and panel discussions, to interactive workshops, seminars, networking events and drinks receptions. Some will be free, others will have an admission charge. Some will be put on by marketing groups, others by nonprofits and social change organizations. They’ll all be listed in a public calendar.

In San Francisco, Chris Heuer of the Social Media Club will be the local organizer, natch, and there will be a daylong jobs retraining summit as part of the event. Chris is setting up a Basecamp site for volunteers to help organize the events. Continue reading