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The Largest Social Media and Digital Marketing Conference in Western Canada Thank you for another amazing sold-out conference!
We'll be back for our 5th year in June 2020.
Watch here for details later in 2019.
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SocialWest is coming back for its fourth year in June 2019!

SocialWest is an exciting multi-day conference developed for those working in communications, marketing and social media professions.

Attendees experience sessions, panels and workshops led 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.

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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.

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SocialWest 2019 will have more than 35 expert speakers, we've announced the first 29 below.

More speakers to be announced over the coming weeks.

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Arlene Dickinson District Ventures Capital
Managing General Partner
Co-star - Dragons' Den District Ventures
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#StartWithThem: Connecting with the most influential audience
Paul Burns Managing Director
at Twitter Canada
Twitter
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Communities and Brands in a Mobile-First World
Vik Kambli Head of Western Canada
at Facebook/Instagram
Facebook
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B2B Trends for the Contrarian Marketer
Jeff Lancaster Agency Lead, North America at LinkedIn LinkedIn
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Stop thinking about channels; start thinking about people
Duncan Blair Director of Marketing
at Article
Article
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Intuition vs. Cognition
Mike Gettis Founder and CEO
Endy
Endy
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The Power of People: How employees and customers can help grow your brand in a world of algorithmic hell
Usman Tahir Jutt McDonald's Owner/Operator Hootsuite
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Aligning Narratives & Strategy With Stakeholders
Torie Peterson Digital & Social Media Manager, Calgary Flames Calgary Flames
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Facebook Live: How a Year of Pain & Misery Led ATB to Live Video Success
Tyler Butler Social Media Manager at ATB ATB
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Facebook Live: How a Year of Pain & Misery Led ATB to Live Video Success
Adam Rozenhart Director of Story Communications at ATB ATB
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Inbound Marketing is Dead: The Secret to Great B2B Marketing Is To Go Back to The Basics
Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo CEO & founder at Céntrico Digital ATB
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What marketers need to know about chatbots now
Fatima Zaidi VP Business Development at Eighty-Eight Agency Eighty-Eight
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Influencers - a love hate relationship
Vinod Varma CEO at Shop and Shout Shop and Shout
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Measure what matters: Forget about vanity metrics and focus on the four levers of growth
Marc Binkley Director of Digital & Marketing Strategy at Anstice Anstice
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Shouting into the Void: Social Strategy without Personas or Journey Maps
Megan Sirockman Strategist at Critical Mass Critical Mass
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Shouting into the Void: Social Strategy without Personas or Journey Maps
Kelsey Chudiak Strategist at Critical Mass Critical Mass
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Communities not Campaigns: A Guide to B2B Influencer Engagement
Jay Palter Chief Engagement Officer at Jay Palter Social Advisory Jay Palter-->
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How to leverage paid social algorithms to do your bidding
Sullivan Geneau Digital Ads + SEO Coordinator at Jelly Digital Marketing + PR Jelly
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Protecting your brand & reputation online
Jessica Fralick Senior Account Manager, Crisis & Risk, Digital at Edelman Edelman
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Attribution Modelling: How to Measure the Real Impact of Your Marketing Channels
Jake Surrey Head of Digital – North America at Fountain Partnership Fountain Partnership
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The state of social media and what it means for your business
Alicia Taggio Senior Customer Success Manager, Tradable Bits Tradeable Bits
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Launching new talent: connecting education to industry
Fiona Munro Faculty Instructor, Chiu School of Business, Digital Marketing Communications Bow Valley College
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How to Deal with Haters and Negative Comments on Social Media
Nancy Smith City of Calgary Communications Team - Social Media City of Calgary
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Organizing and Managing Split-Testing Strategies and Technologies for Agile Marketing Teams
Crystal Decnodder Vice President,Social Media Marketing and Advertising, Full Blast Creative Full Blast
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WTF Is a Sales Funnel & How to Build Them
Beverley Theresa Social Media Consultant Beverly
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Lessons from The Dark Web
Scott King Strategy Director, Critical Mass Critical Mass
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Your Organization as an Advocacy Vehicle
Zain Velji Vice President, Stategy at Northweather Northweather
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Social Media Demographics in 2019
Alex Kingcott President, Shareworthy Content Lab Shareworthy
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How to create a unique brand personality that resonates
Luiza Campos Founder, Marca Strategy Marca Strategy
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Limited number of additional tickets just released!

We have decided to expand SocialWest 2019! As a result, we have added a limited number of new tickets after selling out earlier tis year.

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Click below to sign up to receive occasional updates about SocialWest and receive notifications when we announce the rest of our 2019 speaker line-up. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in any message.

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Schedule

Conference Day One

KEYNOTES AND SESSIONS 8:00am - 3:45pm SOCIALWEST MIXER 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Conference Day Two

KEYNOTES AND SESSIONS 8:00am - 4:00pm AFTER PARTY 4:00pm - 6:00pm
See the full schedule here >
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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
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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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Great Location

We are excited to be hosting SocialWest at Eau Claire Market Cinemas in downtown Calgary for the second year. 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.

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Hotel Info

A block of rooms has been reserved for June 11, 2019 - June 14, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown. The special room rates start at $189, and will be available until May 10, 2019, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Please click here to make your reservation.

Transportation Savings

WestJet is offering SocialWest attendees 5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Calgary. Discount is available on travel between June 5 – 21, 2019. When booking, please visit the Westjet Convention page and use coupon code: E78GT82.

Sponsors

  • ATB
  • BowValley
  • Calgary Foundation
  • NorthWeather
  • Platform Calgary
  • Promo Addict
  • McDonalds


  • Truebutch
  • Big Rock Brewery
  • Fiasco
  • Calgary Economic Development
  • Sos charging solutions
  • Proshow audiovisual
  • Openhwy
  • Minuteman press
  • Full Swing Productions
  • Shareworthly content lab
  • Boom goes the Drum
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A look back at previous SocialWest conferences

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