Social Media Week Announces 2013 Global Theme & Invites Leaders Around the World to Get Involved

Worldwide event launches in February 2013 with the theme “Open and Connected” in 11 cities around the globe.
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Nov. 8, 2012 - PRLog -- Social Media Week, powered by Nokia for a third year returns this February 18-22, 2013 with the unifying global theme: Open & Connected:  Principles for a Collaborative World and invites individuals and organizations to Get Involved by submitting event ideas starting November 8th.

Host cities for the February event include Copenhagen, Doha, Hamburg, Lagos, Miami, Milan, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington DC. In 2012 more than 66,000 people attended Social Media Week in twenty-six countries around the world.

“In the wake of Super Storm Sandy we have witnessed first hand the power of social media in helping people to self-organize to support those most impacted by the disaster,” said Toby Daniels, Founder & Executive Director of Social Media Week.  “As a society we are united, connected and able to prepare, react and respond to catastrophic disasters in ways that we would never have been able to before. We hope our unifying global theme will help us explore how we can further advance our understanding of social media’s role as a powerful and positive force in our lives.”

Open & Connected ( will serve as framework and inspiration for those who want to get involved and explore how individuals harness tools and tech to connect to what really matters to them and to develop their own original ideas, content and discussions as part of Social Media Week events over the next 12 months.

“The past week in New York has shown that social media is a real force in people collaborating, problem solving, and caring for one another,” said Jon Steinberg, President and COO of Buzzfeed. “It was the way we united last week and in the wake of the tragedy will fundraise and rebuild together. I look forward to this being the focus of Social Media Week 2013.”

Starting November 8th, individuals and organizations interested in hosting their own events, talks, panel sessions, workshops, networking events and mixers can get involved by submitting their idea here:

Deadline for submissions is January 11, 2013.  For more information for how to get involved, please email Nicky Yates at For the latest news and updates and information about participating cities, how to register, speakers and event updates, visit, or follow SMW on Twitter (@socialmediaweek) or Facebook (

About Social Media Week
Social Media Week, powered globally by Nokia, is a worldwide event exploring the
social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.

Social Media Week is owned and operated by New York based Crowdcentric. To learn more, visit
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