Celebrating our third year with a new venue and innovative new experiences!

This June, SocialWest will transform the Eau Claire Market Cinemas venue into a vibrant and exciting conference and networking space. Eau Claire Market is centrally located in downtown Calgary, along the banks of the beautiful Bow River.

SocialWest is an exciting multi-day conference developed for those working in communications, marketing and social media professions. Attendees experience sessions, panels and workshops lead by the industry's foremost experts. Over the course of SocialWest, our speakers will share the advanced elements of truly successful social media and digital strategies for businesses big and small, as well as non-profits.

Dynamic Speakers. Cutting-edge Insights.

Starting in January, we'll be announcing exciting speaker details. Each of our speakers our chosen specifically because they are exciting, dynamic and invested in using their sessions to educate our attendees.

Check out our 2017 speaker roster as a primer for what to expect

Tickets on sale now!

Our SocialWest 2018 Super Early Bird Tickets are on now until March 21 only (or until sold out - only 50 super early bird tickets available). Save $124 off regular conference registration rates by registering early. SocialWest 2016 and 2017 sold out weeks in advance, don't risk missing out on our 2018 event!.

Order today to save $124!

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Registration &
Kick-Off Networking Event
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm


Conference Day One
  • Keynotes and Breakout Sessions 8:00am - 3:45pm
  • Day One After Party 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Conference Day Two
  • Keynotes and Breakout Sessions 8:00am - 3:45pm
  • Wrap Up Party 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Watch for the full schedule and speaker information in early 2018

As a primer for what to expect in 2018, check out the 2017 conference schedule and speaker list.

Who Should Attend SocialWest?

SocialWest will be a worthwhile educational conference for social media and marketing professionals of all levels. If your business can’t afford to go another day without an advanced social media and digital marketing strategy, you need to be at SocialWest.

  • Social Media Managers
  • Communications & Marketing Professionals
  • Digital Marketers
  • Public Relations Practitioners
  • CMOs, VPs of Marketing, and Other Marketing Leaders
  • Small Business Operators
  • Communications Students
  • Content Managers
  • Self-represented professionals & artists
  • Photographers, videographers, technicians and artists who want to provide services to social media marketers

What to expect

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Customizable Schedules

Each morning will start with an exciting keynote presentation. After that, attendees are invited to choose from two topics during each breakout session. Presentations are 35 minutes, with time for a Q+A.

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New Location

SocialWest is on the move! This year, we're excited to announce that we have moved our conference to Eau Claire Market Cinemas in downtown Calgary. A fully-accessible and centrally located venue, Eau Claire Market features underground parking directly in the building.

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Expert Instruction & Insight

SocialWest features an instructor roster made up of people who do the work - the budgeting, strategizing, management and reporting of social media for business. Learn from industry experts who know what it’s like to do the work and are willing to share how to do it well.

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Painless Networking

Connect with our experts and your fellow social media marketers at breaks and at nightly after-parties. We’ll keep you fuelled with coffee, beer, and treats to make it easy.

Hotel Info

Sheraton Suites Eau Claire

Attendees are invited to book a room at the Sheraton Suites Eau Claire, located just steps from our 2018 conference venue. A limited rooms are available between June 13 - 16 at our special conference rate of $189/night. To book, email reservations@sheratonsuites.com or call (403) 517-6600, reference the code SF13AA or SocialWest.

Flight Savings


WestJet is offering SocialWest attendees 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares for travel between Calgary and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. Discount is available on travel between June 6 – 23, 2018. When booking, please use coupon code: L4RLDW7

A look back at previous SocialWest conferences

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