It's Social Media Week here in Los Angeles.
This global platform for conversation, collaboration and learning connects hundreds of thousands of people in different cities around the world in hopes of raising consciousness about social media's role in society.
Participating cities this week include not only Los Angeles, but Bogota, Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Milan.
According to the organizers, programming and content are "designed to cover every emerging trend, technology area and industry sector." Events are primarily free to attend or significantly subsidized. By being both collaborative and co-curated, the event reflects the local market rather than one vision distributed throughout participating cities.
The programming on deck in Los Angeles this week includes a Cleantech Social Media Panel sponsored by CleanTech Los Angeles at 2:00pm Tuesday afternoon, September 21. "Panelists range from established social media cleantech groups to new cleantech initiatives seeking to capitalize on social media techniques."
Other events deal with How Geolocation Technology Is Changing The World, Listening And Engaging With The Public: Political Process In Social Media and the convergence of Search Engine Optimization And Social Media.
Back in February, Social Media Week rolled into Berlin, London, New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Toronto. You can find more information on the Social Media Week website, as well as on Twitter, their Facebook page, and on YouTube.