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Social Media Week Austin (#SMWATX) 2019


Social Media Week Austin (#SMWATX) 2019

In its 3rd year, Social Media Week Austin (#SMWATX) brings together marketing, media and technology professionals with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media and digital marketing.

This year, the global theme is “Stories” and will explore how the stories we tell have the ability to touch and inspire — and shake people to their cores

More than 100 speakers will take the stage to share ideas and actionable insights with an audience of more than one thousand attendees.

Confirmed speakers:

David Gonzalez, Founder of Internet Marketing Party

Ron Lynch, Founder & President of Big Baby Agency (and infomercial Kingpin behind GoPro, OxyClean, George Foreman Grill, Sonicare Toothbrush and more)

Molly Mahoney, The Prepared Performer

Curt Maly, founder of Social Media Ad Genius

Re Perez, founder & CEO of Branding for the People


Badges are on sale now! Each badge includes access to keynote speeches, panel sessions, Masterclass workshops, expert "office hours," daily networking coffees and nightly happy hours.

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 aW5mbyB8IHNtd2F0eCAhIGNvbQ==.


Social Media Week (SMW) brings together marketing, media and technology professionals from more than 50 countries with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media. Presented by Best Practice Media, Social Media Week Austin (SMWATX) is designed to empower local brands and professionals with a deeper understanding of the tools, strategies and tactics they need to advance themselves and their organizations in the ever-evolving fields of social media and digital marketing. More than 100 speakers will take the stage and share ideas and actionable insights with an audience of more than one thousand attendees. 


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

For the most hassle-free experience, we greatly encourage public transportation, like CapMetro and/or ride-shares! Or cycle to the conference using one of the numerous bike routes accessible to campus.

Otherwise, the most convenient and ample parking is available in the underground garage attached to the AT&T Conference Center. The daily parking rate (up to 8 hours) is $15. Rowling Hall is within a short walking distance from the garage.

While there is no free parking on the UT campus, there are nine conveniently located garages. No permit is required to park in the garages, just a fee based on the amount of time you park. Visitors can ride UT Shuttles or Capital Metro local bus routes for $1 or express service bus routes for $2.50.

If you're coming south into Austin, Capital Metro’s MetroRail provides passenger rail services extending 32 miles from Leander.

If you are driving in from out of town, many of Capital Metro’s Park & Rides (.pdf) offer convenient places to park your car for free while you take the bus into campus.

Finally, if you’re flying into town, Capital Metro’s Airport Flyer offers rides between campus and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

What should I bring to the event?

To make the most of your conference experience, we recommend bringing your laptop and charger, phone charger and plenty of business cards (or be digitally prepared with a screenshot of your LinkedIn QR code). We'll provide snacks, drinks and 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 announcements, like speaker and session details, as they become available. Your email is protected and will not be shared with any third-parties.

Our full Privacy Policy is available on our website. 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 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 aW5mbyB8IHNtd2F0eCAhIGNvbQ==.

What's your refund policy?

Full refunds will be provided for written requests more than 60 days prior to the event start date, or December 21, 2018. For refunds between December 22, 2018, and January 20, 2019, written requests will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel on or after January 21, 2019, 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 event access to another person, you must submit a written request to aW5mbyB8IHNtd2F0eCAhIGNvbQ==. Only requests made by the original registrant will be honored.

Retroactive promotional adjustments will not be granted. Thanks for your understanding!

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