We’re excited. And you should be too.


  • What is @Sree’s Social Media Weekend (#smwknd)?

Social Media Weekend is two days packed with workshops, panels, plenary sessions and lots of extras that will keep you on top of everything you need to know about social media. PLUS the extras: Social Media Doctors who provide one-on-one coaching; professional headshots included in the price of admission; parties; great networking; and fun, fun, fun.

  • Who should attend #smwknd?

Everyone! Whether you’re a journalist, a social media manager for a brand, a marketer, a public relations specialist, someone looking to hone important skills or thinking about searching for a new job, or just someone who loves social media, #smwknd is the place for you.

  • How long has #smwknd been around?

Social Media Weekend (#smwknd) is the brain child of @Sree Sreenivasan, who created the two-day conference in 2011 while he was a dean at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He felt people were hungry for MORE. In 2015, when Sree was Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, #smwknd moved to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism for 2015 and 2016.

On June 1-2, 2018 is back as an independent conference run by Sree using the facilities of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

  • How do I attend?

Easy. Buy a ticket! Go to sreesmwknd.eventcombo.com.

  • Tell me more about Sree.

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.

Be sure to join Sree’s Advanced Social Media Facebook Group.

Read his recent New York Times guide to social media.

Sree is doing more than 40 workshops in 20+ cities in 5+ countries during 2018. Sign up to hear how you can help and participate (he’s looking for co-hosts, venues, sponsors and attendees): http:bit.ly/sreelist3

  • Who has spoken at #smwknd in the past?

Here’s a sampling:

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

  • Who will be there on June 1-2?

Just click on “Schedule” for more information.

  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions, please ask through EventCombo or tweet Linda Bernstein @wordwhacker

  • Hey, how do I sponsor such an amazing event?

We’ve got the answer to that here: