Social Media Week explores how technology is changing the way we connect and communicate. I’ve known founder, Toby Daniels for years and we’ve often talked about how we want to evolve the conference experience. In 2012, I did just that by fostering a partnership between MKG and SMW. This gave MKG the ability to flex it’s agency muscles (design, production, operations, digital) at the annual event. Today kicks off our 2nd year as partners and I couldn’t be more excited to flip the traditional conference model on it’s head. We’ll be calling Highline Stages our campus for the next five days and hope you’ll join us for hundreds of workshops, classes, talks and interactive experiences. We’ve got co-working and charging stations to keep you plugged in and food vendors to fill your belly. Plus, keynotes from Seth Godin, Robin Chase and Julia Kaganskiy. Kick-off your mornings with yoga classes or coding workshops. Discover the future of retail from PSFK or the future of music from Spotify. And if all that wasn’t enough, come join a session I’ll be hosting on mobile innovation with founders of WeJetSet, Kill Screen, Warby Parker and more. Shit’s gonna be dope. And yeah, since there are hundreds of ridiculously amazing sessions to choose from, I did the homework for you and highlighted a few of my faves here.