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Don’t miss SREE’S SOCIAL MEDIA WEEKEND (#smwknd) June 1 & 2 at CUNY J School #SMWKND2018


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@Sree's SOCIAL MEDIA WEEKEND (#smwknd) June 1 & 2 at CUNY J School
@Sree’s SOCIAL MEDIA WEEKEND (#smwknd) June 1 & 2 at CUNY J School

Sree’s SOCIAL MEDIA WEEKEND 2018 (#smwknd) June 1 & 2 at CUNY J School

Staten Island New York City Living’s Editor Marilyn Zayfert  will be  leading “How Local Does Social” 

Join as a panel of local NYC experts discuss  Social Media Marketing and Strategies for Local Businesses and Organizations.

If you have attended one of the five previous Social Media Weekend Conferences, you know what to expect:


HOSTED BY @Sree Sreenivasan, former Chief Digital Officer of Columbia University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and New York City

If you haven’t been before, don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the latest in social media trends — in journalism, marketing, public relations, and nonprofits. Listen to brilliant minds give their take on hot issues. Attend workshops to upgrade your social media skills. Join in the fun as Sree interviews influencers and celebrities live on stage for his entertaining and informative “How I Social” segments.

Speakers, Sessions, and Workshops:

Keith W. Jenkins (@keithwj), Director, Digital Content, at NPR

Henry Timms (@HenryTimms), Executive Director of 92nd Street Y and founder of #GivingTuesday

Joan Walsh (@JoanWalsh), National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation; CNN political contributor.

Amy Vernon (@AmyVernon), Community @RivetzCorp reprises her popular presentation: What you need to know about legacy platforms.

David Cay Johnston (@DavidCayJ), author of the bestselling It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America, onstage with @Sree! (Book signing follows)

Peter Bhatia (@PeterBhatia), Editor and Vice President at the Detroit Free Press, goes one-on-one for a “How I Social” with @Sree

Octavia Nasr (@octavianasr), journalist and yogi, helps us relax with “in-your-seat” yoga.

Jim Rosenberg (@JimRosenberg), chief communications officer at Accion, spearheads a panel on using social media for social good.

David Beard (@dabeard) and Ariana Gallardo unlock the key to making stories shine on social.

Andrew Lih (@fuzheado), tech journalist and author of The Wikipedia Revolution will divulge the five key secrets of using the amazing online encyclopedia.
Staten Island New York City will be representing “How Local Does Social” as Marilyn Zayfert mediates a panel of experts in Social Media Marketing and Strategies for Local Businesses and Organizations.

Marilyn Zayfert (@MZayfert) will lead a panel of Local Social Experts on “How Local Does Social” and will discuss best practices and strategies for small businesses and local organizations wanting to do Social Media like the big brands.

How Local Does Social 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Room 308 Marilyn Zayfert (@mzayfert), Illuminet Media, with Charlie Oliver (@itscomplicated), CEO and Founder Tech 2025; Rob Bailey (@rbmillado), Digital News Manager, Staten Island Media Group; Vanessa Coppes (@VanessaCoppes), Founder V+Co Consulting; Roxanne Mustafa (@MustRockUX), Product Designer Pivotal Labs

SOCIAL MEDIA WEEKEND (#smwknd) NYC’s Premier Social Media Conference

As always, #smwknd will feature:

  • Free Social Media Doctors — free consultations with experts who will give advice, answer questions, and upgrade your social media life.
  • Free Social Headshots — get a great headshot for all your social media profiles for free. (See @KeithBarraclough’s video of the 102 photos he shot in 2013.
  • Free JOB FAIR (meet companies looking to hire social and digital staff)ss
  • Panels and speakers addressing the most current and most pressing issues facing social media.
  • Workshops to help keep on top of your social media game.
  • The best social networking: In-person, IRL!
  • Great company.
  • More fun than . . . well, you name it.
  • New this year: Thursday night VIP reception and Sunday morning ice cream social!
  • Sree on stage doing “How I Social” interviews with social media stars.

Previous “How I Social” stars have included:

Rafat Ali, founder of Skift and PaidContent, Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and head of UNDP, Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite, Ali Velshi, MSNBC anchor

Date: June 1-2, 2018

The doors will open Friday morning 8 a.m. Be prepared for 9 hours of keynote addresses, panels, “How I Social” interviews, and workshops. The fun and learning continue on Saturday from

9:00 a.m. until 5:00. (The schedule is fluid right now.)

Place: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street, NY, NY.  Any questions, please ask through EventCombo or tweet Linda @wordwhacker

  •  No refunds. But if you buy a ticket and can’t use it, you can give it to a friend or sell it yourself.


There’s something for every professional in Sree’s dynamic lectures and gatherings.

Sree Sreenivasan is a leading social and digital media consultant and trainer, working with nonprofits, startups, companies, and executives around the world. He has served as Chief Digital Officer of New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University (where he was a full-time professor of journalism for 21 years). Sree is the creator of popular social media learning opportunities that have been attended by thousands of attendees in NYC, several U.S. cities and more than a dozen countries. In 2015, Fast Company named him one of the 100 most creative people in business and in 2010, he was named one of the 35 most influential people in social media by the Poynter Institute. In 2014, he was named most influential CDO by CDO Club.

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