Summer In The City Just Announced A Brand New 'International Vlogging Day'

19 February 2018, 18:05

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Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Everything you need to know about this exciting new day

The organisers of Summer In The City, the UK’s largest online video festival, have announced that they are adding a brand new feature at their event, which they're dubbing 'International Vlogging Day'.

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Summer in the City and it seems the SITC team are determined to celebrate in style.

What is International Vlogging Day?

International Vlogging Day is a new, annual celebration of online creators, and the wider industry that has grown out of internet culture.

David Bullas, event Director and Founder of Summer in the City said:

“With so much of the news cycle focused on the negative and the divisive, we believe that the act of telling stories, of sharing ideas, and of listening to others, has a major role to play in increasing the empathy and understanding required to stand up to the challenges we face in the 21st century." Additionally - for parents and those unfamiliar with online culture - the day aims to help them understand vlogging and show the positive impact it can have, such as making friends, learning new skills and building confidence, while also sharing insight to help combat the negative elements that can come with social media."

How do you take part?

Taking part in International Vlogging Day couldn't be easier - simply upload a video of yourself on the 10th August 2018, talking about something that is important to you, and tag it #VloggingDay.

Tom Burns, Event Director and Founder of Summer in the City noted:

“We chose 10th August for International Vlogging Day to coincide with the Creator & Industry Day of Summer in the City, the UK’s largest Online Video festival. This is a day for digital creators and those working in the industry to come together, to learn and network with each other, so is a fantastic focal point.

However the whole idea behind International Vlogging Day is that it is a worldwide event, so while we will be celebrating at Summer in the City in London, we will also encourage people across the world to share their stories and participate in their own way. We hope that together we can spread a positive message about the industry we all work in and continue to inspire future creators to join this brilliant global community.”

When is Summer In The City 2018?

Summer In The City 2018 will take place between the 10th-12th August at the London ExCeL, the convention centre where it has been held for the past few years. You can find out even more about this year's event by checking our extensive (and constantly updated) guide to SITC 2018.