CTV British Columbia is a proud sponsor of the 1st Annual Social Media Week in Vancouver; September 19 to 23, 2011.

Social Media Week (SMW) is a global platform that connects people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media. Delivered primarily through a network of internationally hosted biannual conferences and online through social and mobile media, Social Media Week brings hundreds of thousands of people together every year through learning experiences that aim to advance our understanding of social media's role in society.

Social Media Week was held for the first time in February 2009 in New York City, and was launched as a "distributed conference," with events taking place in locations throughout the city with organizations such as the New York Times, Wired, Razorfish and Nielsen. Over 2,500 people attended over forty individual events, and thousands more participated online. September 19 to 23 will be the first time SMW will be held in Vancouver

There are multiple ways in which you can participate in Social Media Week. Hosting an event or speaking on a panel is free, log on to socialmediaweek.org for more information.