SocialWest 2023 tickets are already over 70% Sold Out!
SocialWest is a one-of-a-kind event designed to help marketers refine their digital strategies and develop skills that will help push brands and channels even further. With 25+ speakers, dozens of sessions and hands-on learning, this is an invaluable experience for anyone who wants to elevate their digital marketing skills.
Focusing on digital marketing, SocialWest brings together innovative minds to teach and inspire. Learn the strategies behind successful campaigns, network with those who are doing it right now and roll out new strategies for your business or clients.
We're excited to put on a conference that is dynamic, safe, entertaining, and most importantly, educational.
Advanced Pricing On Until April 3rd
What to Expect
A variety of dynamic speaker experiences.
3 evenings of networking and community-building
Big screen presentation experience with comfortable seating.
Meet Some Of Our 2023 Speakers! More Speakers Announced Every Few Weeks
Our presenters have done the work — the budgeting, strategizing, management and reporting — so they know what it takes to build a successful social media and digital marketing strategy. Their experience, enthusiasm and commitment to elevating the Canadian digital marketing industry is what sets SocialWest speakers apart.
SocialWest 2023 will feature 25+ expert speakers
"Community Commerce on TikTok"Neil Cameron view bio Head of Canadian Agency Partnerships
Speaker Bio: Neil Cameron
As Head of Canadian Agency Partnerships, Neil Cameron is responsible for overseeing TikTok’s relationships with agency partners in Canada, designing marketing strategies for some of the world’s largest brands to leverage and engage with TikTok’s community of creators. Prior to joining TikTok, Neil oversaw partnerships with some of Canada's largest holdcos at Facebook Canada and previously held strategy roles at Bell Media and Rogers Communications.
"Robots Will Not Replace Us: how to save time and supercharge your creativity with AI"Adam Rozenhart view bio Managing Partner & Strategist
Speaker Bio: Adam Rozenhart
Adam Rozenhart is a communications strategist with over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications strategy, planning and execution. He cut his teeth in the digital world as the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of OilersNation.com before moving into the agency world. He runs his own digital agency with his partner Tyler, and would love to chat with you about it over beers.
"Robots Will Not Replace Us: how to save time and supercharge your creativity with AI"Tyler Butler view bio Managing Partner & Strategist
Speaker Bio: Tyler Butler
Tyler Butler is an award-winning digital strategist with over a decade of experience. Creativity defines Tyler’s work, whether he’s hosting an improv show on a bank’s Instagram account, delivering a rainbow unicorn pool floatie to a social media conference, or addressing student mental health through a Snapchat account. And yes, those all really happened.
"The Power of Purposeful Brands"Stephanie Kochorek view bio Co-Founder and Creative Director
Speaker Bio: Stephanie Kochorek
Stephanie Kochorek Co-Founder & Creative Director - Born in Calgary, after graduating from Miami Ad School, Stephanie started her career as a copywriter in San Francisco at Venables, Bell & Partners. With agency stints at WAX in Calgary and Rethink in Vancouver under her belt, she co-founded Daughter in 2016. Stephanie leads the agency with her strong strategic perspective and ability to articulate complex messaging in a highly engaging way for clients like Arts Commons, connectFirst Credit Union, SAIT, and TransAlta
"Marketing with Your Audiences' Best Interests at HeartDerek Hovinga view bio Owner & Inbound Marketing Strategist
Speaker Bio: Derek Hovinga
Derek Hovinga is the owner and inbound marketing strategist at The Inbound Lab. He has over a decade of content marketing experience and focuses on using content marketing tactics to help businesses generate demand for their products and services. Derek is known as an "Aggressive Helper" and for his wit, sense of humor, and ability to make complex topics easy to understand. When he's not helping businesses grow their content and inbound marketing programs, he's mixing cocktails and watching trashy television.
"The Perfect Marriage: Striking a Beautiful Agency/client Relationship"Caleb Clark view bio Chief Partnership Officer & Co-Founder
Speaker Bio: Caleb Clark
Caleb Clark is a seasoned marketing and business leader with more than a decade of experience building in marketing programs, managing teams, sales and running a successful multi million $$ agency.
"Community Management: The Only Remaining Crisis Communications Strategy."Chris Henderson view bio Chief Strategist & Partner
Speaker Bio: Chris Henderson
Chris Henderson is a partner at Y Station Research & Communications, a firm dedicated to gathering data and insights to help their clients make the best decisions possible. From managing large-scale political campaigns, to writing award-winning cultural plans, to working with communities to find affordable housing solutions, to creating post-COVID strategic plans, Chris loves an wicked and urgent challenge. Chris also loves Godzilla.
"Community Management: The Only Remaining Crisis Communications Strategy"Jenny Black view bio Digital Strategist
Speaker Bio: Jenny Black
Jenny Black is an award-winning digital strategist and community manager with Y Station Communications & Research. Her career has included working with major corporate clients like Nestlé and the Dairy Farmers of Canada, as well as high-touch social strategies and management for Elections Alberta and Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Jenny always reads the last page of a book before she starts it.
"Creating Standalone Content That Excels in an Era of ChatGPT"Cameron Martel view bio General Manager
Speaker Bio: Cameron Martel
Cameron Martel is a seasoned SEO and content marketer, focusing on helping meaningful content experiences rank and bank. He manages a network of 15 large content sites generating 10MM+ organic pageviews/mo, and co-owns a boutique SEO agency.
"When and Where to Scale: Lead Generation and E-commerce."Brad Degenstein view bio Director of Strategy
Speaker Bio: Brad Degenstein
I worked up through running social media ads and managing clients and campaigns. Naturally, I have pivoted into a more strategic and decision-making role both internally and for select clients. I now consult, plan, and scale clients' strategies to meet business goals and objectives.
"Going Hard on Soft Skills: Becoming the Marketer/Human People Need Around Them"Bryce Lokken view bio Co-Founder + Marketing Director
Speaker Bio: Bryce Lokken
Bryce serves as the Co-Founder and day-to-day lead at growing couple's game company, Revivve, where he does... all of it - from game design to marketing strategy and biz dev. He also acts as the marketing lead and product advisor for a Calgary-based startup studio called HighBar Enterprises. He's worked for mom and pop motorcycle shops, eBay, and everywhere in-between.
Speaker Bio: Alton Wong
A solution oriented story teller and problem solver. I specialize in sales and marketing with a passion for digital, events, media, marketing automation and CRM. Diversity, inclusion and belonging is also what drives me to be a great leader.
"B2B Content Marketing: Leverage Insights from Billion-Dollar Brands for Your Service Business"Afton Brazzoni view bio Founder, B2B Content Strategist & Writer
Speaker Bio: Afton Brazzoni
Afton Brazzoni partner with B2B marketers and entrepreneurs to create high-quality content that drives demand and revenue. Having had the pleasure of working with more than 70 clients worldwide during their 3 years as founder of Scribe National, the majority being repeat customers, including tech unicorns and others among Canada's 50 fastest-growing companies, they have established a reputation for excellence. With nearly 14 years of journalism, communications, and marketing experience, they bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to their work.
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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.
*Reservations must be made by May 17th, 2023 to receive group discount.*
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.Get Your Tickets Now!
- 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
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