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Welcome to Social Media Weekend 2021! #SMWKND

Our all-online conference, produced by Digimentors and hosted by #smwknd founder, Sree Sreenivasan, will take place

 

Friday evening, May 21, 2021 and

Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Join us for:

  • 25+ speakers

  • 2 keynotes

  • 1  roundtable discussions

  • 12+ short talks, panels and workshops

  • 20+  hours of learning

  • WATCH LIVE OR LATER

Friday
We are thrilled to announce that Brian Stelter, chief media correspondent for CNN and host of Reliable Sources, will be headlining our icebreaker session coming to you via the exciting Spatial.Chat platform. (This new networking app was built to facilitate conversation, and we’ll have a help desk present to answer any of your questions.) 
 

Saturday
Saturday will begin with a roundtable, moderated by Sree Sreenivasan, of leading experts discussing new trends — from the emergence of Clubhouse to the politics of deplatforming, and hitting upon the latest on Twitter, audio-only programs, Substack and newsletters, and other timely ideas. Sessions that follow will encompass a variety of formats: interviews with social media stars, panel discussions, fireside chats, lightning talks, keynotes, and workshops. 

Topics for the sessions include:
The Latest in Digital Trends | Memes and Media Literacy | Diversity and Inclusion in the Digital Era
Artificial Intelligence and You | Cancel Culture | New Trends in Photography | Social Media & Mental Health
The Future of Work | Creating Community on Clubhouse

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Speakers
Look forward to speakers Jeremy Caplan (
@JeremyCaplan), Director of Teaching and Learning at CUNY's Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, who will clue us in on some new cool apps. We also have Candi Castleberry (@Candi), VP Diversity Partnerships at Twitter, Amy Vernon (@AmyVernon), Director Brand and Digital Strategy, Kaiju Capital Management and Tanya Odom, Director of Equity & Inclusion, Walton Foundation, who will speak about Diversity and Inclusion. Wade Davis, VP for Inclusion Strategy for Product at Netflix sharing his thoughts on “cancel culture,” and Jessica Buckholtz, Senior Creative Specialist, Social Engagement at the American Red Cross, who will teach us how to TikTok.

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