There is an innate feeling in all of us to achieve progress, to advance, to solve problems. Emerging technologies have changed how we communicate and how we engage with the world around us.
One voice can now ripple to millions and we can now share our passions openly and across cultural and geographic boundaries.
Change is happening everywhere. Startups are disrupting entire industries and scaling their businesses globally. Tyranny, injustice and unethical behavior are being exposed around the world. Groups are self organizing to take positive action. Transparency, accountability, information sharing, and collaboration are accelerating progress to levels never before seen.
In 2013 Social Media Week celebrates it fifth year of operation and intends to mark this milestone with a unifying global theme that will explore openness in a connected and collaborative world.