Social Media Week 2011Written by: Thomas Praus September 12, 2011
Social Media Week will take place for the third time next week, from 19th of september to 23rd, featuring numerous events in 12 cities, ranging from open design workshops to panels about mums in social media, from politics to business to entertainment and society. All events are free and open to the public, all you have to do is register. The Box Network agencies of course take an active role in organizing the week. Here are our personal recommendations.
In Berlin, most events take place in Kreuzberg, in an area which has become famous as “Silicon Kotti” referring to the metro station Kottbusser Tor and due to its density of tech companies, agencies and coworking spaces. But there will be events in other places and around the city, just take a look at the whole Berlin schedule here.
On monday hands-on advice is key at Aufbauhaus in the morning when subjects like the right social media strategy and picking the right monitoring tools are being discussed. The digital society is the subject of monday’s biggest event, in the afternoon at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. How open, transparent, public shall our digital society be like and how safe, private and controlled does it need to be?
Tuesday will see the weeks main event, the conference with the motto “Everything is amazing and nobody is happy”. In different panels representing politics, work, creativity, entertainment and activism the big expectations of social media and digital life and the simultaneous dissapointments are being discussed. I helped to organize the panels and will be the moderator for the afternoon.
Wednesday hosts many events by Startups and small companies like Compuccino, TrendONE, wahwah.fm and Aupeo. Also, the British council hosts an event about social media and transatlantic relations and networks.
On thursday Nokia hosts an event about the importance of online profiles vs CVs and how employers make use of the information they find. In the evening, several apps fight for attention at Appcircus, with a winner going further in the competition and present the app at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Friday in Berlin will see the unveiling of the logo for the Human Rights which has been initiated by the UN and developed in a crowdsourcing campaign. In the evening there will be a nice closing party at Aufbau Haus.
The schedule In Milan is also very diverse. Music and work and it’s developments brought by social media are two important issues and so is, of course, fashion. The Box agency Hagakure will host an event on friday about mums and kids in social media. We will hopefully see you around during these days somewhere, drop us a comment or tweet if you want to meet up!