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Social Media Week New York 2014 Celebrates ‘The Future of Now’

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NEW YORK, February 17, 2014 (ADOTAS) — Social Media Week New York 2014 kicks off today on the “Campus” at Highline Stages, 440 W. 15th St. This year’s theme “The Future of Now” will look at our always on, always connected world and the technologies that shape our digital lives.

Social Media Week New York, powered by Nokia, will feature an all-new format to offer attendees more ways to network, collaborate, learn and interact with some of the largest digital brands and most exciting startups. Also new for 2014 is a Future of Now Exhibition and Pop Up Marketplace for digital brands. Follow Social Media Week on Twitter @SocialMediaWeek.

“This is our most ambitious and forward thinking event to-date and will feature emerging trends and industry best practices that you will not hear about anywhere else,” said Toby Daniels (pictured), Social Media Week Founder and CEO of Crowdcentric. “Attendee packages are designed to suit all budgets and make it incredibly easy to participate and gain practical knowledge and skills through our varied programs and masterclasses.”

This year’s notable speakers include Buzzcar’s Robin Chase, Founder of Zipcar; Steve Case, Founder & CEO of Revolution and Founder of the Case Foundation; John Borthwick, CEO of betaworks; Eli Pariser, CEO of Upworthy; Scott Heiferman, CEO of Meetup; Cindy Gallop, Founder of MakeLoveNotPorn; Jonah Peretti, Founder of & CEO of BuzzFeed; Nancy Lublin, CEO of Do Something; Douglas Rushkoff, author of “Present Shock”; Harper Reed, CEO, Lunar Technology Corporation; and many more.

The Campus will also offer networking lounges and co-working spaces for attendees. Social Media Week New York expects to host 6,000 attendees, with 150 sessions and over 500 speakers, sponsored by Nokia, global headline sponsor and city supporting sponsors Spotify, Merck, Percolate, American Express OPEN Forum, Google+ along with other leading brands.

The Future of Now Exhibition will showcase how technology is changing the human experience and will feature global brands, technology companies and startups to provide attendees with a deep and immersive view of what our connected lives will look like in the future. Featured installations will look at the future of data visualization, the Internet of Things, 3D printing and more.

A special Pop Up Marketplace will be constructed in conjunction with the Future of Now Exhibition to give attendees face-to-face interaction with digitally native brands through creative experiences.

Campus will also enable attendees to remain productive throughout the week via dedicated Co-Working Spaces which include work pods for taking conference calls and for group collaboration and workstations that allow people to check email and host meetings.

About Social Media Week

Social Media Week, powered globally by Nokia, is a leading media platform and worldwide event that take place in 26+ cities each year. The mission of Social Media Week is to provide the best information, ideas and inspiration to help people understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.

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