We’ve got a hankering for an All Day Breakfast. And we’re inviting you to join us!
Think of it as a full day of the goodness you love from our morning events. You’ll get three servings from our top notch speakers. Better yet, we’re also giving you a chance to suggest topics in our UNconference sessions or to choose which UNconference conversations you’d like to participate in.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Walper Terrace Hotel - Crystal Ballroom
NEW! $20 off accommodation & free parking
$109 for a standard room at the Walper Terrace Hotel including parking!
on May 28 or 29
Call 519-745-4321 or 1-800-265-8749 and ask for social media breakfast rate.
(Not available if booking online)
8:30 am - Doors Open/Continental Breakfast
8:50 am - Introductions
9 am - Opening Speaker - Shum Attygalle
9:50 am – 10:40 am UNconference session A (6 session slots)
10:50 am - 11:40 am UNconference session B (6 session slots)
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Brunch! (Bacon, Veggie Quiche, Homefries & More)
12:45 - 1:45 pm Natalie MacNeil
1:45 – 2:35 pm UNconference session C (6 session slots)
2:45 – 3:35 pm UNconference session D (6 session slots)
3:45 - 4:30 pm Closing Speaker - Jeremy Wright
4:30 pm - After Party - Honest Lawyer (King & Water)
Advance Registration is required.
Yes, we want to make you to share your knowledge and questions!
In between speakers, we’ll have UNconference sessions that will work like this:
- A sign up sheet will be at the conference with a number of slots for topics for each of the UNconference sessions
- You can suggest any topic that you’d like to talk or learn about.
- We’re not looking for presentations and it’s a sales pitch free zone.
- Participants get to decide which session interests them.
- Not the right fit? Use the law of two feet to pick a different one.
We have 3 great speakers who you probably haven’t heard before. Two are from our own backyard and a third is at home running start ups and so probably should live here.
Here they are and what they willl talk about. Full bios are also available.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, She Takes on the World
Natalie MacNeil is an EMMY Award-winning media entrepreneur, influential blogger, and thought leader in the sphere of entrepreneurship and personal branding.She Takes On The World is one of the top blogs in the world for entrepreneurial women. It appeared on the Forbes list, “Top 10 Entrepreneurial Sites for Women” and on the ForbesWoman list, “Top 100 Websites for Women.” It is also the 2010 winner of Blog of the Year at the Stevie Awards, dubbed “the Oscar’s of business awards.”
Natalie will be speaking on how to build a killer personal brand through blogging and how she turned her blog into an influential brand and now a book
Jeremy is also the VP, Digital at OSL Marketing and the author of Blog Marketing, a business book on blogging. He will speak about “Simplifying Your Social Media to Save REAL Time and Be More Effective.” These days there a plethora of platforms we feel we need to be active on. Creating content for these platforms, discovering new content and ultimately managing the content and the platforms themselves takes way too much time. He will explore helping social media folk save time so you can get back to the SOCIAL part of social, while still being authentic and productive online! Learn tips, trick, tools, software and techniques to help you be not only more social but probably cooler too--actual coolness not guaranteed.
Shum is an emerging digital marketer who will speak about “The Impact of Foursquare.” Foursquare is no longer just a game played with four people and a ball. It's a location-based service that has the potential to revolutionize our experiences at various locations around the world and even in our own city. The goal of this talk is for you to gain a better understanding of what exactly Foursquare is and why it has the potential to be so valuable in our city. You may even hear a story or two about how Foursquare has impacted people sitting around you.
Thank you to our venue sponsor!
Natalie MacNeil is an EMMY Award-winning media entrepreneur, influential blogger, and thought leader in the sphere of entrepreneurship and personal branding.
Natalie is best known as the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of She Takes On The World, one of the top blogs in the world for entrepreneurial women. She Takes on the World appeared on the Forbes list, “Top 10 Entrepreneurial Sites for Women” and on the ForbesWoman list, “Top 100 Websites for Women.” It is also the 2010 winner of Blog of the Year at the Stevie Awards, dubbed “the Oscar’s of business awards.”
Natalie is the Co-founder of Imaginarius, an award winning digital media company known for its groundbreaking work in interactive innovations and creative online marketing strategies. The company’s most recent production is the Emmy award winning Out My Window, the world’s first 360 degree, full feature documentary which was developed with the National Film Board (NFB).
Natalie is frequently quoted and interviewed in the media discussing entrepreneurship, new media, and digital strategy. She has appeared in Inc., Forbes, ForbesWoman, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur.com, Mashable.com, Examiner.com, Financial Post, TechVibes, Exchange Magazine, and CNN. Next up for Natalie is the launch of her first book, She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose (Infinity Press 2012) released on March 27.
Jeremy Wright is a longtime serial entrepenur who has been involved with the
business, programming, and IT aspects of the technology industry for nearly a decade.
He was the CEO, President and Co-Founder of b5media, Inc, a prominent blog network.
He then spent time as a VP at Thornley Fallis/76design and as Digital Janitor (aka
CEO) at BNOTIONS.ca, a technology development shop based in Toronto. He is
currently CEO at 23press.com as well as VP, Digital at OSL Marketing. Jeremy is the
author of Blog Marketing, a business book on blogging as well as a father to his two
wonderful boys, Evan and Alex.
Shaminda (Shum) Attygalle
Hey there! I’m Shum (my full name is Shaminda, but most times I go by Shum). I am an emerging digital marketer (but really, who isn’t these days?) and I am the host of a podcast called The Digital Marketing Lounge. I started the podcast because I have been fascinated by the world of digital marketing, ever since graduating from the Business program at Laurier.
In order for you to get to know me better, let me tell you the kinds of questions I’m asking myself as a marketer these days: When will we start using Facebook to shop for groceries? When will we stop carrying wallets? When will the majority of Canada cut the cord?
I'm passionate about marketing and love learning new things. If you are in any way intrigued by the questions I asked before or would just like to chat about digital marketing, please feel free to say hello! It would be my pleasure to meet you.
When & Where
Social Media Breakfast: Waterloo Region
Social Media Breakfast Waterloo Region organizes events that can benefit everyone - from those testing the social media waters, to those who are fully immersed. You'll benefit from practical information, as well as an opportunity to share tips and expertise with others.
No one knows everything that there is to know about social media; we all have something to learn and something to share. Thanks for joining us!