An Independent Social Media Week in Toronto

After three long years, Social Media Week is back again in Toronto from June 6th to 10th, 2016 as an Independent event! It’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of marketing, media, and technology, and learn how social networks really connect and strengthen our Canadian community, while reaching out to a global audience. This year’s event has a strong cast of social pundits and change-makers to walk us through a map of that ever growing, and remarkably territorial, digital landscape.

Social Media Week in Toronto Speakers

Here is just a small sample of the incredible people speaking next week.

Shelby Walsh
President and Head of Research, Trend Hunter
“Shelby is the President and Head of Research at Trend Hunter. Awarded Top 30 Under 30 and WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, she has been featured on BNN, TIME and Financial Post. She oversees custom trend research for over 100 brands such as Nestle, Samsung and NBC Universal.” ~ SMWiTO

Veronica Watson MacDonell
Head of Brand Strategy, Twitter Canada
“Veronica is an Associate Brand Strategist at Twitter Canada, where she partners with top Canadian brands to build creative programs that make an impact and connect brands to their consumers. In this role, she has launched campaigns with top Canadian and global brands, providing guidance from initial concept all the way through to program execution.” ~ SMWiTO

Marissa Nelson
Senior Managing Director, Ontario Region, CBC
“Known as one of the leading digital news executives in Canada, Marissa Nelson, head of the Ontario region at CBC, will discuss how CBC Toronto is adapting to succeed in the digital age. In her role, Marissa is responsible for setting CBC Ontario’s strategic direction for TV, radio and digital. Her region encompasses eight stations, including the nation’s capital, Ottawa and the largest city, Toronto.” ~ SMWiTO

Social Media Week in Toronto Panels and Discussions

Have you checked out this year’s schedule for Social Media Week in Toronto? There is a ton of interesting panels and discussions happening over the few days, including these three that caught my eye right away:

Sounds fab, right? I can’t wait to sit in the crowd and gain a new perspective or two in an industry I’ve watched grow over the past decade. I just might need a bucket of coffee to get me through the week.

Get your Independent Social Media Week in Toronto (#SMWiTO) passes now, and enjoy 20% off with this discount code: “20SMWI”.

Want to try your luck? You have a chance to win a single-day pass in the next few days!

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A Single-Day pass gives you entry to all the amazing keynote speakers and presentations happening on June 7th, between 9AM and 3PM. If you want more, grab your All-Access 3 Day pass today, and don’t forget to use the 20% off code!

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Keep connected with the Social Media Week in Toronto community! They’re on your favourite networks, eager to get in touch with you on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and/or watch their Official Hashtag: #SMWiTO.

Living in Superman’s Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, squees over comic art, hunts down the nerdiest places to visit and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction. Read More…

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21 Comments on “An Independent Social Media Week in Toronto

May 31, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Veronica Watson MacDonnell from Twitter. My heart is still with Twitter and I would love to hear an insiders view.

May 31, 2016 at 12:30 pm

I would like to hear the BuzzFeed presentation.

Mollie Brown
May 31, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Most interested in: #WeTheNorm: A Conversation with Councillor Norm Kelly.

Due to his social media presence and Twitter feuds/friendships the 74-year-old city councillor is worshipped by teens around the world.

May 31, 2016 at 1:47 pm

I’m most interested in Lessons from T.O. Foodies since I’m a foodie myself!

Lisa @ fabfrugalmama
May 31, 2016 at 2:27 pm

I would love to attend SMWiTO, if only to hear Amber Naslund speak on “The Future of Strategic Social Media”. There is so much to learn, no matter how immersed you are in Social Media. This would be a great session to attend!

Aeryn Lynne
May 31, 2016 at 11:44 pm

YES, I can’t wait to see this one! Always love learning and adopting new strategies.

May 31, 2016 at 3:00 pm

I would be excited to attend the Photo Walk + Office Visit by 500px because I’ve been experimenting with visual, content creation through my social channels (YouTube and Instagram), and would love to learn more from 500px. Also, I’ve recently moved back to Toronto so being a tourist in my own city again would be a plus!

Aeryn Lynne
May 31, 2016 at 11:46 pm

Welcome back to Toronto! 😀 Yes, the photo walk sounds very promising. I’m trying to decide whether I want to bring my DSLR with me for this, or just stick to my smartphone. #Decisions

The Flying Couponer
May 31, 2016 at 4:46 pm

I would like to attend the Future of Strategic Social Media. It is always good to keep on top of what is coming.

Nicole Jubleew
May 31, 2016 at 5:24 pm

I’m looking forward to “Lessons from T.O. Foodies: The Subculture of Food Instagramming in Toronto” because I’m looking to try an improve my photos.

Rita Fong
May 31, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Looking forward to #smwiTO

Sarah Prince
May 31, 2016 at 10:59 pm

I’m looking forward to authenticity & social influencers because I’m a blogger and community manager, so it’s very relevant.

June 1, 2016 at 10:35 am

As a huge fan of social technologies this sounds really exciting. The list of speakers looks amazing. Wish I could attend.

Paula Schuck
June 1, 2016 at 2:19 pm

I will not be here but I would enjoy this for sure. Maybe they will tape it or share in some format. For sure I will follow the twitter feed that day. The list of speakers looks amazing!

June 1, 2016 at 6:10 pm

I have never heard of this conference before! It sounds amazing!!! I can’t wait to follow along and see what I can learn!

Asad Iqbal Malick
June 1, 2016 at 9:44 pm

i have never had a chance to attend Social Media Week in Toronto so would love to attend it. I am interested in learning more from Amber Naslund about the future of strategic social media.

Margarita Ibbott
June 2, 2016 at 12:37 am

Since I love twitter parties, I’d be interested in going to the Twitter presentation.

ashley picco
June 2, 2016 at 7:50 am

This would be so much fun …. if only I lived close enough to attend 🙁

June 2, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Sounds like it will be great! I wish I could have made it. Looking forward to following along on social media

June 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

‘Lessons from T.O. Foodies: The Subculture of Food Instagramming in Toronto’ – I would like to learn to take better photos

Carey Hurst
June 2, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Sorry no one gives a damn about your website. But there are also a bunch of really great things going on great line up , wealth of info for sure


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