Announcing SMW14: The Future of Now


With another successful SMW13 behind us, we are already looking ahead to 2014.

Powered by Nokia for a fourth year, our next Social Media Week (SMW14) is confirmed for February 17-21, 2014, with an initial lineup of cities to include Barcelona, Copenhagen, Hamburg, New York, Lagos, Milan, and Tokyo.

Social Media Week was established we need to better understand how technology is compelling us to be always-on and always-connected, and how it is providing new inspiration for how we live, work and create. As we look to SMW14, we excited to announce our global theme: The Future of Now.

“If the end of the twentieth century can be characterized by futurism, the twenty-first can be defined by presentism.” Douglas Rushkoff

We are living in an age of unprecedented human connectivity, however our relationship to technology and how it impacts our lives is shifting in ways we cannot control. The Future of Now will therefore be our global framework from which we explore this idea: the latest ideas, trends, and best practices and how the future of real-time communications will impact our relationships throughout business, society and culture. The theme will also address:

  • + Two Sides of Technology
  • + The Meaning of “Now” Today
  • + Building Purpose Into Every Moment
  • + Directing Energy & Focus For Participation
  • + The Networked Community
  • + Engineering Sustainability

We invite you to join us on a year long exploration — as a speaker, a curator, an event partner, or a participant. We think this topic and idea is more timely than ever, and your thoughts will be crucial to this discussion.

Learn more about the Future of Now here, and save these dates to take part in SMW14:

  • + October 10th: Event Submissions Open Globally
  • + December 6th: Event Submissions Close
  • + January 8th: Attendee Registration Opens
  • + February 17-21: SMW14

We are looking forward to having you join us next year!

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