Social Media Week Austin (#SMWATX)

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Capital Factory & The Refinery

Brazos & 7th St.

Austin, TX 78701

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Social Media Week is one of the world’s premier conferences for professionals at the intersection of media, marketing, and technology. A global conference and content platform, Social Media Week shares insights, ideas, and trends with a global community of thought leaders and practitioners helping to shape the future of our industry.

In 2018, Best Practice Media, organizers of Social Media Week Austin, is thrilled to bring this industry-leading conference back to Austin for the second consecutive year!

The 2018 event will take place in various downtown venues during the week of February 26-28, 2018. Austin will join other Social Media Week host cities New York, Milan, Bristol, London, and more to celebrate human connectivity and the power technology provides in bringing the world closer together.

Venue partners include Capital Factory and The Refinery. Programming partners include General Assembly and Creatives Meet Business. Keynote speakers, panels, and schedule are available at smwatx.com.

Badges are on sale now! Each badge includes access to keynote speeches, panel sessions, Master Class workshops, mentorship sessions, daily networking coffees and lunches, and nightly happy hours, all of which will be housed within Austin technology and digital marketing companies.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available! Sponsors can expect to reach an audience comprised of C-Level executives, mid-senior level marketing executives, digitally focused enterprise professionals, technology entrepreneurs and founders, media and publishing executives, bloggers and social media influencers. For sponsorship information, contact us at info@smwatx.com.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

This is a tough one. Downtown parking includes street and garage parking. Check Best Parking to locate parking garages, view their fees, and more.

We also recommend downloading ParkX so you can manage your street parking (lucky you!) payment(s) from your mobile device.

Finally, save yourself a headache and consider public transportation or ride-shares! CapMetro is a hassle-free way to get from Point A to Point B, and ride-share services, Uber, Lyft, Fasten, and/or RideAustin are great too!

What can I bring into the event?

Bring your laptop and/or notepad, computer and/or phone charger, business cards, pen... anything (except hazardous materials) to help you be most productive and make smart business connections. We'll provide snacks, drinks, and all happy hour essentials.

What will you do with my information?

We value your privacy and want you to be aware of how your email address may be used. We will contact you via email with any urgent or important event updates. You may also receive news annoucements, like speaker announcements and session details, as they beome available.

Your email address will also be shared with our Programming Partner, General Assembly. If you do NOT want your email address shared, no problem! Just shoot us an email at info@smwatx.com to opt-out. Additionally, we may also share your name and company with select Sponsors and Partners.

You can read more about our Privacy Policy at BestPracticeMedia.com. We also encourage you to read the Privacy Policy of our ticket provider, Eventbrite.

Will there be photos taken at the event?

Yes, there will be staff photographers at the event.

By purchasing your ticket, you consent to the use of your likeness online and in marketing materials by event organizers and sponsors. Additional disclaimers will be publically posted at the event. If you have any concerns, please email us as soon as possible at info@smwatx.com.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may email info@smwatx.com with any questions or concerns. Alternatively, feel free to reach out to Claire Winslow, Executive Director of SMWATX and President of Best Practice Media, at claire@bestpracticemedia.com.

What's the refund policy?

Full refunds will be provided for written requests more than 60 days prior to the event start date, or December 27, 2017. For refunds between December 28, 2017-January 26, 2018, written requests will receive a 50% refund of your badge fee. If you cancel on or after January 27, 2018, you are not eligible for a refund but may transfer your ticket to someone else within your organization. To request a refund or fully grant your access to the event to another person, you must submit a written request to info@smwatx.com. Only requests made by the original registrant will be honored.

Retroactive promotional adjustments will not be made. Thanks for understanding!

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