So What's Next: Berlin Web Week Will Kick In May (2-9 May 2012)

Logo Berlin Web Week 2012

Logo Berlin Web Week 2012The German capital has a legendary vivid digital scene. This year its melting pot, the official Berlin Web Week, will come along with a high-five-welcome as it  the 5th annual period! This further edition presents more than a couple of slightly-crowded festivals with excellent line-ups, well-known conventions, open space events, new congresses, geeky night events etc., etc. It will take place from 2nd to 9th May 2012 at various locations within the central urban area of Berlin. Presently, more than 6,000 participants are expected for the main events re:publica and Next Berlin (see below).

To get an impression on the recent activities around the digital natives‘ scene in the German capital, check out the official Berlin Web Week 2012 video trailer which was just launched:

– Video: BerlinWebWeek via YouTube

We are looking forward to the following main events (in chronological order):

re: publica 2012 – Will start the festival from 2nd to 4th May, 2012 (– as posted earlier),

Startup Weekend Berlin – May 4th to 6th, 2012.

* Informare! – New event on digital publishing, featured by major science societies and publishing houses, from May 8th to 10th, 2012.

Next Berlin 2012 – Will close the festival from 8th to 9th May, 2012.

* Further events can be found here – For updates follow on Facebook and Twitter.

The Berlin Web Week is again initiated by Medienboard Berlin – Brandenburg and Berlin Partner who as well run the well-known event calendar platform on activities and events for the digital community in Berlin.

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About The Biggest US Social Media Festival: South by Southwest SXSW

This March is social again: Since last week and until today South by Southwest 2011 takes place at Austin, Texas, which is the most important in terms of variety of topics and biggest festival with social media focus in the US. Emphasis is on the specialized events‘ track for Music, Film und Interactive.

During the event a amount of new topics, information, and dialogue is shown at trade shows, conferences and discussions. Main attractions are countless panels, night talks, and parties. Accompanying exhibitions and competitions are organized additionally.

By the way: It is not a national American event against any expectation. Between 11 and 23 percent (Film festival) of the attendees are international and have visited SXSW (2010) from abroad, joined from – officially – 54 nations (Interactive track).

The enormous economical impact of  the 10-day-event can be seen at the infographic below, based on details from last year:


–Source: RetailMeNot

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