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    Communication in the world is changing at a rapid pace. By 2022 there will be more than 6 billion digitally connected citizens, 10 billion connected devices, millions of autonomous chatbots, trillions of sensors and networks so fast that communication will happen faster than humans can even process a single thought. What will the impacts be?

SMW Global Footprint

Billion Internet Users

Billion Active Social Media Users

SMW Attendees Worldwide

SMW Speakers Giving Insight

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Our Speakers

  • Brian Fanzo

    Change Evangelist | Millennial Speaker

    CEO of iSocialFanz

  • Lt. Col. Vinston Porter

    Public Relations & Outreach

    Defense Intelligence Agency

  • Julie Parker

    Director, Media Relations Bureau

    Fairfax County Police Dept.

  • Carolyn Reams

    Social Media Lead & Outreach

    Office of Public Affairs, Central Intelligence Agency

  • Sarah Fraser


    Hey Frase Podcast

  • Judy Kurtz

    Columnist, In the Know

    The Hill

  • Tom Cochran

    Chief Digital Strategist & VP, Public Sector


  • Christopher J. Dorobek



  • Olivia Nuzzi

    Washington Correspondent

    New York Magazine

  • Ben Jacobs

    Political Reporter

    The Guardian US

  • Natasha Che



  • Hadas Gold



  • Shannon Jones

    Senior Director, Marketing

    Capital One

  • Paul Brandus

    White House Correspondent

    West Wing Reports

  • Anthony Shop

    Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

    Social Driver

  • Dana Stirk

    Digital Marketing Director

    Booz | Allen | Hamilton

  • Lauren Ober

    Host of The Big Listen


  • Aries Keck

    Social Media Team Lead

    NASA Goddard

  • Chuck Ghoorah

    Co-Founder and President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing


  • Patricia A. Davis-Muffett

    Senior Leader, Global Public Sector Marketing

    Amazon Web Services