It’s no secret that Fairfax County and the Metro DC region is thriving in the world of startups and technology, which makes this the perfect place to bring Social Media Week Fairfax (#SMWFairfax) to the DMV. Click here to register.

Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premier conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing, and technology. The mission is to give professionals at the intersection of media, marketing and technology the insights, ideas and opportunities they need to advance themselves and their organizations in a globally connected world.

This year the theme is “Closer and will explore the intensifying conflict between individualism and community.

Presented by Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, this one-day event promises to provoke rigorous discussion and debate on the changes in human connectivity through engaging, entertaining, educational and diverse content and experiences.

Topics for this year’s event are set to include:

Among exhibitors committed to participating in the interactive Innovation Hub exhibition area are:

George Mason VSGI & MGTA (demo games and mixed reality), Fifth Tribe (product development, interactive building, digital marketing), Microsoft (digital transformation through intelligent cloud), QBurst (online marketing), Big Parser (connecting to and sharing data), DCVR (virtual reality), We Work/We Work Labs (workspace for startups), Zoomph (media metrics and analytics), DC Inno (digital media), TAG Labs (educational funding through video game arcade).

This year’s Social Media Week sponsors include: Capital One, QBurst, Microsoft, Zoomph, Amazon Web Services, Hilton, Yext, Booz Allen Hamilton, Axios, Hatch Apps, TransitScreen, UrbanStems, Big Parser, The Bridge, LSMP Video, DC Virtual Reality (DCVR), InsideNoVA, DC Inno, NextGov, Potomac Tech Wire, WeWork and WeWork Labs.

For a complete agenda, full list of speakers go to