The Largest
Social Media and
Digital Marketing
Conference on the Prairies

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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.

Socialwest 2018 will have more than 30 expert speakers, we've announced the first 28 below.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be releasing speaker details in groups of two to four at a time. Learn more about our speakers and review the full schedule.

Terry O'Reilly

Host, CBC's Under The Influence

Susan Charles

Brand Strategy Lead
at Google

Alyson Gausby

Head of Research
at Twitter Canada

Pamela Saunders

PR & Social Media Manager at Microsoft Vancouver

Anne T. Donahue


Alicia Taggio

Customer Marketing & Advocacy Manager at Hootsuite

Adam Rozenhart

Director of Social Media Strategy at ATB Financial

Tyler Butler

Social Media Manager at ATB Financial

Dan Evans

Co-founder and a Managing Partner
at Evans Hunt

Mike Morrison

at SocialWest and Mike's Bloggity Blog

Scott King

Strategy Director
at Critical Mass

Richard Wong

VP Marketing & Creator Relations at #paid and Chair of the Ad Standards Influencer Marketing Steering Committee

Nancy Smith

Social Media Strategist, Author & Instructor

Peter Bishop

Partner/Conversion Director at ZGM

Jeff Clemens

Instructor of Digital Marketing at Bow Valley College

Chris Mikulin

Digital Strategist at DDB Canada

Jenna Stothers

Manager, Digital Communications at Calgary Airport Authority

Vince O'Gorman

CEO at VOG App Developer

Beverley Theresa

Social Media Strategist & Consultant

Usman Tahir Jutt

Owner/Operator at McDonald's Corporation (Chirp Foods)

Kris Hodgson

Interim Chair, Faculty, School of Media & Design at Lethbridge College

Linda Hoang

Digital Strategist at Calder Bateman Communications

Sandy Pell

Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Vidyard

Crystal DeCnodder

Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Full Blast Creative

Charlie Grinnell

Co-Founder of RightMetric

Kristin Hallett

Flames TV Host/Producer at Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation

Jessica Fralick

Senior Account Manager at Edelman

Mark Vella

Founder at Advertiise

Roger Kingkade

Founder at Offcourse Golf

Ian MacDonald

Partner, VP Strategy & Media at CO-OP
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See the full schedule and download the SocialWest app here >
13 June

Registration & Opening Bash - Featuring the Hashtag Awards

14 June

Conference Day One

Keynotes and Sessions
15 June

Conference Day Two

Keynotes 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

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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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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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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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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

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 or call (403) 517-6600, reference the code SF13AA or SocialWest.

Transportation 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. Red Arrow is offering SocialWest attendees 10% off regular fares - use discount code SOCIALW18.


A look back at previous SocialWest conferences