Matthew Sykes' blog

Summit for Everyone: the ODI Gala Dinner (October 29th)

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Fancy a three-course meal, drinks, entertainment, a walk around the stunning Museum of London and the chance to bump shoulders with 200 of the biggest names in Open Data (including Sir Tim Berners-Lee)?  

To celebrate the closing of their first annual summit, the Open Data Institute will host a Gala Dinner in the Museum of London's spectacular Sackler Hall (Tuesday October 29th).

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High and Blighty: SMWLDN 2013 Signs Off


No two ways about it, Social Media Week London 2013, powered by Nokia, was an unqualified success. More events, more attendees, more conversation: more celebrating the many things which make this such an exciting industry to be involved in.

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Titter Handle: Free Comedy Event Friday 27th at SMWLDN

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Multiple award winning BBC Director of Comedy, Will Saunders, has assembled a crack-up team to help us see off this year’s Social Media Week London.

At Just in Beta, a socially powered free comedy event, we present a night of live digital comedy that pipes the web on stage through a series of tubes and laughs at it. Hard.

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#SMWLDN Thursday: It's Business, It's Business Time


For our final day hosting the Business and Entrepreneurship Hub at Bloomberg London HQ, SMWLDN and Nokia have saved a very special run of events.

There’s a certain theme which predominates, with the question of mankind’s relationship to our tiny but mighty machines being approached from a number of different angles.

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Banter, Learning, Champag-ne: Evenings out with #SMWLDN

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The team behind Social Media Week London, powered by Nokia, know that sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get your SMWLDN fix. Why not let the festivities flow into your evenings, then?

There are some cracking PM events hosted throughout the week, so dust off your dancing shoes and check out the awesome line up.

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Psych Up Your Life!

id, ego, superfun!

From the team who brought you Social Media Week London comes another pointed enquiry into the ever shifting topography of SM: Chinwag Psych.

Interested in the psychology behind social and sharing? Fancy peeling back the layers of the online ego to peer at the inner convictions driving behaviour?

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[Video] #SMWLDN Registration 101

A moment of your time, please! It seems that scores of you lovely SMWLDNers are putting a few moments aside to peruse the packed out schedule, but finding no joy when it comes to actually registering your intention to attend events.

High time we changed that, I’d say.We present you with the quickest and easiest guide to registering for events at Social Media Week London that has ever been.

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Social Media Week FAQs


Hold yourself no longer, shield your eyes no more! It’s time to have a proper look at Social Media Week London, a multifaceted festival of Social like no other.

Oh, and you can win a pair of flights

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Events on the Horizon at #SMWLDN

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Social Media Week London is fast approaching, so to help you get in the spirit we’re previewing five big events from Social Media Week London, powered by Nokia.

New announcements from Facebook and Twitter, a pair of events on the virtues of SM, and a visit from the ghost of a Christmas yet to come...

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Big Game Hunting


IC Tomorrow, a Technology Strategy Board programme designed to bring digital entrepreneurs and investors together, are busy making connections. Not for themselves, mind you, but rather for the game developers and VFX specialists whose ideas are ready to take the big step-up.

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Demo Day comes to SMWLDN!


Chinwag, in association with Capital List, are pleased to announce the first Social Media Week London Demo Day (Fri Sep 27).

SMWLDN Demo Day is an opportunity for firms and startups to showcase the products and innovations which will drive the future of Social Media. Firms will face questions from an audience of leading brands, agencies, investors, analysts and press.

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What the Tide Told Us

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Unique Digital and Syzygy devised a world-first cross-media art installation as their contribution to the "Duchamp in Herne Bay" festival. An homage to the master of reappropriation, "Human Tide" aimed to extend the influence of Marcel Duchamp into the data-rich 21st century. Whilst not exactly the relaxing visit to the Kentish seaside he'd imagined, Matthew Sykes found much to love about the experience.

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Spotlight: SMWLDN HQ

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Social Media Week London doesn’t so much expect the unexpected as openly encourage it. Operating under the theme of “Open & Connected”, SMWLDN 2013 features a suitably diverse schedule of over 200 events. You could easily lose yourself amongst it all, so we thought we’d better offer a guide.

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Career Ye! Chinwag Announce Careers Day at SMWLDN 2013

Careers Day

Chinwag is pleased to announce the triumphant return of the highly successful Careers Day (Fri 27 Sep). Running in conjunction with Social Media Week London 2013, it's an opportunity for job seekers and employers to meet on an even playing field. Get your tickets now.

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Win One of Five Tickets to BCC International Trade Conference (17 Oct)

WIN: Tickets to BCC Conference

This year's British Chambers of Commerce International Trade Conference, "Exporting is Good for Britain: Driving International Growth", will bring together high growth exporters, SMEs, business leaders and leading policy makers, and we're giving away 5 pairs of tickets to the event (worth £100 each).

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