Registration for the free digital culture festival Social Media Week Toronto (SMWTO) happening February 13th through 17th is now open. Anyone interested can sign up for one or more of the 70 events available on a first-come, first-served basis.
“This year’s event is the largest one we’ve ever held,” says Eli Singer, president and founder of Entrinsic, the agency producing SMWTO for the past three years. The number of events offered through SMWTO 2012 has grown by 40 percent since the previous festival ran just a year ago.
The week-long distributed conference held in different venues throughout Toronto has evolved in several additional ways this year: sponsorship support for the event has more than doubled since 2011; key media partnerships have been established for SMWTO; and each day of the festival has a unique theme.
“Social media and the digital screens of our lives are changing our world in fundamental ways. Be it collaborative or disruptive, our web world is affecting politics, business models, marketing, the family and our co-existence as a species,” says Eli Singer, president and founder of Entrinsic, the digital culture and communications agency producing SMWTO. “We are very excited to be one of 13 international cities participating in what has grown to be the world’s largest simultaneous multi-city conference,” notes Singer.
Doubling in size, this year’s sponsors include a wide range of participation from some of Canada’s most digital-savvy companies.
At the theme sponsor level:
- Bank of Montreal – A Social Society
- LinkedIn – Business and Information at Light Speed
- General Motors – Innovative Minds and technology
At the event sponsor level:
The festival’s media sponsors are: