Upcoming Meetups: Please Join Us!

One of the goals of the Big Boulder Initiative is to create opportunities for conversations on the current and future state of social data.  Our members are thirsty to hear from each other and find new, valuable use cases to apply in their own projects.  These connections don’t just happen once a year in Boulder – our community is vibrant and international.

We are excited to announce our next round of social data meetups that we sponsor in several cities around the globe. Join us to connect with fellow leaders in social data to talk about how social data can be applied in new and creative ways to address a wide range of challenges.

The meetups are free and open to all, so check out the details here and register quickly — they always fill up!


Wednesday, Dec. 16 2015

Social data in the fashion industry: detecting the trends

New York City, at Bitly

Join us at Bitly HQ in New York City to learn about how social data is being used to identify trends in the fast-moving world of fashion. Speakers from Gilt, Brandwatch and Bitly will all take a look at this fascinating topic from their unique points of view.

Details and Registration


Thursday, Dec. 17 2015

The coming election in social data

Washington, D.C., at iStrategy Labs

Data analytics are critical to any election campaign. As we move into the heart of the 2016 US presidential election, this meetup will focus on how social data is being using by the parties and candidates. Join us at iStrategy Labs, where speakers will explore the trends they are seeing, how social data is feeding into critical applications, and how insights from social data will change the election landscape in 2016.

Details and Registration


Thursday, Jan. 7 2016

Social data and the non-profit

San Francisco, at Brandwatch

For non-profits, social media has become a lifeline for building momentum and awareness for purpose — as well as driving action. Join us in the New Year at Brandwatch in San Francisco to learn how non-profits are going beyond social media strategies and leveraging social data and analytics to not only drive their purpose, but also their missions in new and creative ways.

Details and Registration

We’ll be sponsoring more meetups like these in the New Year.  If you have a topic you’d like to see, or want to host a meetup in your city, please contact Randy Almond with the details.




Monday, Dec. 7

What Social Data Is Telling Marketers this Holiday Season

London, at TwitterUK

Join us at TwitterUK as we look at how social data gives us useful signals during the holiday season. Guests from SocialBro, W2OGroup, the Centre for Science and Policy and IBM will be discussing what the trends in social data are telling us and how they went about identifying these trends.

*Recap post to follow*



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