Thrillist threw one hell of a party last Friday at the newly minted night club, District 36. Many social week attendees and party goers braved the cold as they patiently stood outside the club to attend Thrillist’s Social Media Week Closing Night Celebration. The party had it all- top 40 hits, a performance by Chiddy Bang, and an open bar & tasting by Macallan.
In collaboration with the Social Media Week Closing Night Celebration, major heavy weight sponsors lead by global headline sponsor Nokia, and supporting sponsors PepsiCo, JWT, and Meebo, were being acknowledged for their continual efforts to host biannual conferences throughout the different metropolitan cities bringing thousands of people together each year with one goal in mind: to raise awareness on the upcoming emerging trends in social and mobile media.
Social Media Week (SMW) is a global platform that connects people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media.
Social Media Week was held for the first time in February 2009 in New York City, and was launched as a “distributed conference,” with events taking place in locations throughout the city with organizations such as the New York Times, Wired, Razorfish and Nielsen. Over 2,500 people attended over forty individual events, and thousands more participated online.
In February 2010, we expanded SMW from one to six cities, reconvening in New York while adding London, Berlin, San Francisco, Toronto and São Paulo. The multi-city evolution of Social Media Week attracted more than 7,500 attendees across 200 events, nearly all of which were made available for free to attendees thanks to sponsorship from a number of global brands, including Meebo, Motorola, Vodafone and PepsiCo. View past speakers.
In September 2010, we made the conference biannual, adding Los Angeles, Milan, Bogotá, Mexico City, and Buenos Aires. In February 2011, the conference will revisit London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, São Paolo and will also expand to Paris, Rome and Hong Kong.