Saturday, September 18, 2010

Social Media Week Los Angeles September 20-24 2010

by Kris Kahrs

I’d like to make an introduction. SCBWI, Bloggers, Writers meet Social Media Week Los Angeles. Social Media Week is a part of your online platform. Yes it is. Of course, this means leaving the house. I know, I know – a scary proposition, but take a friend and it can be done.

What can Social Media Week do for you? As of today, there are over 75 confirmed events that you can attend at various locales next week. See the event schedule. Some of these events are free, some have a small fee. For the recluses out there, some of these events are streaming, so you can participate without leaving the discomfort of your swivel chair. 

Some of the Social Media Week events are seminars where you can play improvisation games based on biomimicry at the Viterbi School at USC while teleconferencing with a board meeting and Alan Alda, at the new Center for Science Communication. Pretty cool stuff.

For the schmoozers among us, those 24/7 party animals that just want to network ‘til their texting thumbs fall off, there are a myriad of parties: the opening beach party on Sunday, September 19th at 11 am; the Whole Foods twEat up on Monday, September 20th at 3 pm or the L.A. Foodie Beach Bash at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 21st.

Why should you slog your ever-expanding, exercise-challenged physique out to one of these darling events you ask? So many reasons. There is an event for every palate at SMW. 
  • Yoga-fan? Hit up Yoga for Real Life for the complimentary class at 7 pm on Sunday, September 19th at the Exhale Center for Sacred Movement.
  • Are you a Realtor in your other incarnation? Check out, Google vs. Facebook: Best Practices for the Realtor at 3:30 pm on Monday, September 20th. 
  • Looking for venture capital to expand your blog into an inter-galactic empire? Make sure to drop in on the Clean Tech LA and Venture Capital event at 2 pm on Tuesday, September 21st.
The locations range from Santa Monica to Pasadena, so there’s a location for all. The companies and organizations that will be in force range from IML Blue Lab to the City of L.A. to Live Nation.

If you absolutely love this type of thing and want to volunteer, or just want to try and score admission to certain events, then by all means contact Toby Daniels (SMW is his lovechild). Go to the bottom of the page and click on Get Involved. From there, just fill in the template.Go forth and enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Jeepers, I'd better attend. I might learn something.

    Socially Impaired


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