SocialWest is celebrating its third sold out year - welcoming over 550 attendees from across Canada!
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 elements of truly successful social media and digital strategies for businesses big and small.
Dynamic Speakers. Cutting-edge Insights.
Each of our speakers have been chosen specifically because they are exciting, dynamic and invested in using their sessions to educate our attendees.
Susan CharlesBrand Strategy Lead
Alyson GausbyHead of Research
at Twitter Canada
Pamela SaundersPR & Social Media Manager at Microsoft Vancouver
Anne T. DonahueWriter
Alicia TaggioCustomer Marketing & Advocacy Manager at Hootsuite
Adam RozenhartDirector of Social Media Strategy at ATB Financial
Tyler ButlerSocial Media Manager at ATB Financial
Dan EvansCo-founder and a Managing Partner
at Evans Hunt
at SocialWest and Mike's Bloggity Blog
Scott KingStrategy Director
at Critical Mass
Richard WongVP Marketing & Creator Relations at #paid and Chair of the Ad Standards Influencer Marketing Steering Committee
Nancy SmithSocial Media Strategist, Author & Instructor
Peter BishopPartner/Conversion Director at ZGM
Jeff ClemensInstructor of Digital Marketing at Bow Valley College
Chris MikulinDigital Strategist at DDB Canada
Jenna StothersManager, Digital Communications at Calgary Airport Authority
Vince O'GormanCEO at VOG App Developer
Beverley TheresaSocial Media Strategist & Consultant
Usman Tahir JuttOwner/Operator at McDonald's Corporation (Chirp Foods)
Kris HodgsonInterim Chair, Faculty, School of Media & Design at Lethbridge College
Linda HoangDigital Strategist at Calder Bateman Communications
Sandy PellSr. Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Vidyard
Crystal DeCnodderVice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Full Blast Creative
Charlie GrinnellCo-Founder of RightMetric
Kristin HallettFlames TV Host/Producer at Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation
Jessica FralickSenior Account Manager at Edelman
Mark VellaFounder at Advertiise
Roger KingkadeFounder at Offcourse Golf
Ian MacDonaldPartner, VP Strategy & Media at CO-OP
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ScheduleSee the full schedule and download the SocialWest app here >
Registration & Opening Bash - Featuring the Hashtag Awards
Conference Day OneKeynotes and Sessions
Conference Day TwoKeynotes and Sessions
Village Brewery After Party
Who Should Attend SocialWest?
SocialWest will be a worthwhile educational conference for social media and marketing professionals of all levels. Our presenters will help you and your company develop up-to-date advanced social media and digital marketing strategies.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our current Wednesday and Thursday night allotment for rooms at the conference hotel - Sheraton Suites Eau Claire - are now full. A limited number of rooms are still available on June 15th at our special conference rate of $189/night. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (403) 517-6600, reference the code SF13AA or SocialWest.
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. Red Arrow is offering SocialWest attendees 10% off regular fares - use discount code SOCIALW18.