Social Media Week is Here! Toronto, Rome, Paris, São Paulo, Istanbul, London, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco

Social Media Week has begun! 2011 February 7 – 11

I was late coming to the world of social media, but I have high hopes for the good things we can do with it. By the time I found out about Social Media Week, the following Toronto event was filled up, but that’s OK. I can still do… I don’t know, something!

  • Social for Social Good – the power, politics and potential of ideas and causes to change the world

Organizations and individuals from all sectors are working together in ways they’ve never before.  Ideas are being created, adapted and recreated again.  And, it’s all happening in the accelerated and deregulated environment of social media. We invite you to a conversation on the opportunities, challenges and best practices at the intersection of big ideas and social media.

This afternoon I did go to

  • Educ@te Me: Social Media and Higher Learning

A joint program by the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management and the School of Fashion at Ryerson University, this event will be produced by Ryerson students as part of their coursework and will explore:

•    the use of social media in the classroom;
•    how social media is being used at Ryerson to bridge the gap between industry and higher education;
•    how social media is being used for student recruitment.

What would you expect from that? I wasn’t the only one who thought it would be about education, but it was pretty much about marketing to students. Too bad, business heads, I learned a few useful things anyway!

 

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