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Canada's Largest Digital Marketing Conference

June 5 - 7, 2024Calgary, Alberta
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  • 750+ ATTENDEES
  • 40+ Expert Speakers
  • 7th Annual Event

Unlock the Future of Digital Marketing, Social Media, Marketing Tech, and AI


Dive into the heart of digital marketing at SocialWest. Explore a mix of hot topics, from trends and sustainable practices to impactful media strategies. Gain insights into customer behavior, AI, influencer marketing, creative messaging, and inclusive marketing to elevate your brand.

Experience expert-led workshops focused on storytelling, navigating digital noise, and understanding social media regulations. Discover keys to sustainable growth, effective content, and SMS marketing's potential. Join industry leaders for panel discussions and get hands-on with the latest marketing tech. SocialWest is your ticket to mastering the fast-paced digital marketing world.

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Topics covered at SocialWest

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    Content Marketing & Video
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    Email and SMS marketing
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    Marketing Technology Innovations
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    The Future of AI in Marketing
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    Influencer Marketing
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    Digital Brand Strategy
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    Social Media
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    Marketing Data and Analytics
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    Marketing Automation
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What to Expect

  • 2.5 days of 40+ exceptional speaker sessions
  • A variety of dynamic speaker experiences
  • 3 evenings of networking and community-building
  • Snacks, coffee, and other refreshments available between sessions
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Meet The SocialWest 2024 Line-Up

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At SocialWest, our esteemed presenters are true authorities in their respective fields. They've not only mastered the essential tasks of budgeting, strategizing, management, optimization, and reporting, but they also possess a deep understanding of what it takes to craft a truly effective social media and digital marketing strategy.

  • "Marketing in the Age of AI"
    Breanne SchroderAccount Executive
  • "Creativity to the power of AI"
    Ying KongClient Solutions
  • Best Use Of First-Party Data For Marketing
    James AltyManaging Director
  • TBA
    Sean McConnellAgency Lead
  • People Follow People: How Community Drives Brand Loyalty
    Joe Teo
    Co-Founder and CEO
  • Creativity to the power of AI
    Meredith McKeough
    Client Partner
  • Their Time Has Come: Unlocking The Secret to Marketing to Gen Z
    Kathy LevinskiCustomer Success Manager, Smartmail Marketing
  • Email Marketing: So Simple, Yet So Complicated
    Geoffrey BlancGeneral Manager
  • Beyond Likes and Follows: Crafting Impactful Influencer Marketing Strategies
    Umair Tazeem
    Founder and CEO
  • Community Commerce on TikTok
    Neil CameronHead of Canadian Agency Partnerships
  • AI Journey: From Hype to Reality
    Ronnie MalewskiManaging Director
  • Why You Don’t Like Your CMS
    Derek McBurney
    Head of Technology
  • What's Working in Marketing – Social Media Edition
  • Beyond Bloodletting and Lobotomies: Why Differentiation and Loyalty Aren't Enough for Brand Growth
    Marc BinkleyConsultant, Fractional CMO
  • Headshot of Robert Simmons Agency Alchemy: Turning Projects Into Profits
    Robert SimmonsOperations Lead
  • What To Say When Everyone Is Yelling
    Mary KapustaDirector, Communications and Engagement
  • Why Perceived Value Is Often More Important Than What We Consider "Real" Value
    Joshua MuirheadDirector, Experience
  • Digital Marketing Hiring Practices And Trends
    Richard Wong
    Board Member
  • Narrative by Design: How Websites Shape Your Brand Story
    Jesse McLeanFounder & Principal
  • "Systems to Scale: 5 Steps to 5X Your Business"
    Gabrielle TongolCEO and Founder
  • Building a Business without Burning Out
    Dakota KidbyOwner and Principal
  • What Are Your Customers Actually Looking For and How Do You Deliver It?
    Bryce McDermidAdvertising Strategist
  • Injecting Personality And Life Into Your Words: Lessons From (Not A) Copywriter
    Dawn MartinelloProgram and Business Manager
  • Sharing Your Privates - How to take control of your brand when you can't see it.
    Scott KingStrategist
  • The SMS Masterclass: Everything You Need to Know About SMS Marketing
    Alicia TaggioDirector, Customer Success
  • Everything You Need to Know Today About Media Relations
    Paula WorthingtonPresident and Founder
  • Navigating Social Media in a Regulated Industry
    Victoria BennettFounder & CEO
  • Queer Inclusive Copywriting
  • How We Saved $100,000 in One Year with Generative AI
    Keri ScullandManager of Editing and Content Strategy
  • How We Saved $100,000 in One Year with Generative AI
    Zoey DuncanTeam Lead, Website Content Strategy
  • "Welcome to the Blue Sky City"
    Keli PollockExecutive Creative Director
  • "Welcome to the Blue Sky City"
  • "The Curious Leader - Challenging Your Fixed Mindset & Embracing Growth"
    Tyler Chisholm
    Co-Founder & CEO
  • Digital Marketing Hiring Practices and Trends
    Darian KovacsPrincipal
  • People Follow People: How Community Drives Brand Loyalty
    Christina Garnett
    Fractional Chief Customer Officer and Advisor
  • Unlocking Website Performance to Boost B2B Success
    Chantelle Little
    Founder and CEO
  • Panel: How B2B Marketing Is Evolving and What's Working in 2024
    Jake SurreyDirector of Digital
  • Panel: How B2B Marketing Is Evolving and What's Working in 2024
    Christine GilliesChief Product and Marketing Officer
  • How B2B Marketing Is Evolving and What's Working in 2024
    Anju Visen SinghVice President, Marketing
  • What Do (digital) Audiences Really Want
    Alyssa Yuhas 
    Creative Director
  • AI Journey: From Hype to Reality
    Basil HattoSVP, Product & Growth
  • Learning to Fly by Missing the Ground: Lessons in Going for It

2024 Conference Agenda

Full Schedule Now Available

    5 PM - 8 PM
    8 AM - 4 PM
    4 PM - 6 PM
    8 AM - 4 PM
    4 PM - 6 PM

Who Should Attend

The SocialWest Conference is the only conference you need to attend to understand, adopt, and succeed with content marketing, social media, one-to-one customer service, and digital advertising.

  • Social Media Managers
  • Communications & Marketing Professionals
  • Directors of Marketing
  • Community Managers

  • Public Relations Practitioners
  • Digital Marketers
  • Digital Advertisers
  • CMOs
  • Nonprofit Executives

  • VPs of Marketing
  • Marketing Leaders
  • Small Business Operators
  • Email Marketers

Invest in Your Success

  • Standard Ticket

    $899 + fees and taxes
    • Access to all 30+ conference sessions
    • Two evening networking events
    • Networking lounge and app access
    • Snacks and beverages at breaks
  • Ultimate Package

    $999.25 + fees and taxes EVERYTHING IN THE REGULAR TICKET, PLUS:
    • Pre-conference workshop ($129 value)
    • Opening Bash ($69 value)
    • Boxed lunch on both days ($60 value)
    Get your ticket Save $250

Enhance Your SocialWest Experience

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Pre-conference Workshop: The Undying Importance of Understanding Customer Journey

Regular Price: $129
$99 Early Bird Price

Join us on June 5th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm for a dive deep into the intricacies of the customer journey in our pre-conference session. Explore innovative strategies to map touch-points, predict behaviours, and tailor experiences that resonate with customers at every stage. Unlock the secrets to fostering lasting relationships and driving brand loyalty.


Opening Bash

Regular Price: $69
$49 Early Bird Price

Kick off SocialWest with our Opening Bash—a night of vibrant networking and the chance to mingle with industry peers and some of our speakers. Don't miss the celebration to start the SocialWest with energy and lots of connections.

Delicious Lunches by Hudson

Limited Quantities Available
$30 / day

Enjoy a specially prepared boxed lunch at SocialWest, available only through pre-purchase. Convenient and crafted to fuel your conference day, secure yours now—no on-site sales will be available.

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Hudson200 8 Ave SW 6th floor
Calgary, AB T2P 1B5, CAGoogle Map

Join us at Hudson in the Center of Downtown Calgary

State-Of-The-Art Event Venue

Located on the sixth floor of Hudson’s Bay’s heritage building, Hudson boasts impressive design, spectacular views, incredible versatility and outstanding food and service offerings. 

Join us at Hudson
FAIRMONT PALLISER133 9th Avenue South West
Calgary, AB T2P 2M3, CAGoogle Map

Stay at Calgary's Most Historic Hotel — Steps Away From Our Venue

Book our special rate. Limited Rooms Available.

Centrally located in downtown Calgary, Fairmont Palliser is conveniently situated in the heart of the city's business and financial district and is near the city's most exciting retail shopping, arts, culture and entertainment venues. Calgary's friendly spirit, coupled with the city's vibrant urban ambiance makes for a metropolis of wonderful contrasts.

The Palliser Hotel is location one block from the SocialWest venue.

Book before Monday, May 13th, 2024 to get the discounted rate. Limited discounted rooms available.

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SocialWest 2024 Sponsors

Our Partners Reach 1,900+ Canadian Marketers

SocialNext Conferences sponsors will reach over 1,900 Canadian digital marketing professionals at our five main conferences across Canada in 2024.

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