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Speed Mentoring 2018 Presented by BCIT and Langara

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BCIT Downtown Campus

555 Seymour Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6


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There isn't a textbook that spells out how to succeed in your career. So instead, we give you...

nabs West Speed Mentoring 2018

Spend an evening asking questions and gaining valuable wisdom from some of Vancouver’s top marketing, media, and broadcast professionals in the industry.

nabs West Speed Mentoring encourages participants to take the leap and immerse themselves in an evening of fast-paced networking. Each individual has the opportunity to meet with four to six mentors of their choice, where they can make their way through small group conversations. Mentors will impart knowledge, advice, and answer questions pertaining to the industry, networking, and succeeding in an ever-changing industry.

Take your passion for learning to the next level by participating in this vigorous networking event and find out how you can enter this industry ready, confident, and excited.

Thanks to our sponsor Bell, we will also be taking headshots at the event!


List of Mentors:

Jenn Bowie – Media Supervisor, Barlow Media

Scot Keith – Founder, President/ CEO, 123w

John Voiles – VP of Sales, Bell Media

Liesel Unger – Director, National Sales Western Canada, Bell Media

Wendy Lasure – Account Manager, Rogers Media

Jamie Garratt – President, Idea Rebel

Jim Gordon – Senior VP, Vizeum

Anna Widomska – Account Manager, Corus

Anton Kudriavtsev – Client Marketing Project Manager, Corus

Alvin Chow – VP of National Sales (Western Region), Glacier Media

David A. St. Laurent – President, Western Media Group

Sam Richardson– President, DSA Media

David Martin – Owner/Creative Director, Hyphen Communications

Adrian Cunningham VP/Creative Director, Edelman

Dennis Pang – Principal & Agency Director, Popcorn

Jason Snider – President (Western Region), OMD

Megan Sakakibara – Director of Marketing, Unbounce

Mikkel Strøjer – VP Brand & Fan Engagement, Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Victoria Petriw – Director of Operations, Widerfunnel

Trent CarrollExecutive VP Sales & Marketing, Vancouver Canucks

Robyn SmithClient Service Director, Cossette

Josh Loewen – Co-Founder/ Digital Marketing Director, The Status Bureau

Bridget WesterholzGroup Business Director, DDB

David Brodie – Senior VP & General Manager, Citizen Relations

JP HoleckaCEO & Founder, Powershifter

Oliver SommersNational Category Director, Black Press Media

Joe Lasala – Senior Account Executive, Quantcast

Alvin Wasserman – Writer and President, Wasserman + Partners Advertising

The earlier you register the higher your chance is of landing your top five choices for mentors. Think of this opportunity as speed dating for your career. Speed mentoring presents the chance that many students or professionals get to connect with key industry contacts. This is your chance to ask questions to industry professionals one on one, so don't miss out on this unique opportunity.

It is mandatory for mentees to choose their top five mentors from the mentor list upon registering for the event. You will be given 15 minutes with three to five of the mentors you have chosen. If you didn’t choose any mentors, then you will be randomly placed with a mentor.

This is a networking event meant for students, industry juniors, and professionals to be introduced into their prospective industry. While follow-up connections are welcomed by some mentors, please do not bring resumes, portfolios or other self-promoting collateral to present to the mentors. Pitching and promotion are not allowed at this event and nabs reserves the right to revoke admission to those who do not follow these guidelines.

After purchasing your ticket, our event committee will connect with you to select your top 5 mentors. If you have any questions please contact

Sannaz Malakmohammadi - Marketing and Event Coordinator, nabs West

*No alcohol is provided at the event.

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, availability of mentors may change.

*No refunds.



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

If you are buying a student ticket you will need to show your student ID along with your ticket at the event.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring a notebook, pen, business cards, smile, and your eagerness to learn.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, they are not transferable.

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