The follow up to last year's sold out inaugural edition of SocialWest

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

Attendees experience sessions, panels and workshops lead 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.

More speakers. More Ideas. More Insights.

SocialWest 2017 will feature more than 30 speakers and experts from across the country. Over the next couple of months, we'll be releasing speaker details in groups of two to four at a time. Each of our speakers have been specifically chosen because they are exciting, dynamic and invested in using their sessions to educate our attendees.

We're pleased to announce our first 12 speakers for SocialWest 2017:
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Crowdfunding: How to harness people-power to accomplish amazing things! Jesse Brown Host & Publisher
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The Power of Video to Build your Brand Susan Charles Brand Strategy Lead
Google Canada
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What’s new for Twitter in 2017 and beyond! Cam Gordon Head of Communications
Twitter Canada
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Content creation in the digital era Liz Couto Content Marketer
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Sell a $191 M building with a picture: tips on asset creation and management Mary Kapusta Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
National Music Centre
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Using skills from Improv comedy to sharpen your digital marketing approach. January Kohli Client Partner
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How your business can use Instagram and Snapchat Stories to perfection! Linda Hoang Digital Strategist
Calder Bateman Communications
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working on topic Brittany Back Social Media & Marketing Lead at Fiasco Gelato
Co-Founder at YYCFoodTrucks
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How about the importance of online community, building one through social and the gains it brings Christopher Amat Photographer
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How to build your social footprint while managing multiple platforms Breanne Sich Calgary Community Manager
Mealshare Aid Society
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Growth Hacking Social Media Beverley Theresa Social Media Strategist
Top Draw
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How do you measure the success of working with influencers Jonny Bierman Media Coordinator
Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

Register Now

From non-profits to big corporations, SocialWest features hundreds of attendees from across the country. If you're interested in learning advanced social media and digital marketing strategies, discounted tickets are available now. SocialWest 2017 is already more than 50% SOLD OUT... And the last SocialWest sold out entirely weeks in advance... so don't wait too long!

Get your tickets now Early bird rates in effect for a limited time

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Registration &
Hashtag Awards Presentation
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Conference Day One
  • Keynotes and Breakout Sessions 8:00am - 3:45pm
  • Goodpin After Party 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Conference Day Two
  • Keynotes and Breakout Sessions 8:00am - 3:45pm
  • Wrap Party 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Who Should attend SocialWest?

SocialWest will be a worthwhile educational conference for social media and marketing professionals of all levels. If your business can’t afford to go another day without an advanced social media and digital marketing strategy, you need to be at SocialWest.

  • 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

What to expect

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Customizable Schedules

Everything you need. Nothing you don’t. Choose from two topics during each session block to create an experience tailor-made for your needs.

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One Location

Park once. Learn all day. All SocialWest sessions take place at the Globe Theatre on 8th Avenue. When it’s time to network, we’ll keep it close so you can keep the discussion going.

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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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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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The Globe Cinema is located on 8th Avenue SW (617 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB) in historic downtown Calgary. It’s an independent art house cinema that hosts a variety of events, including world-renowned film festivals.
Get directions to the Globe

Hotel Info

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SocialWest is excited to partner with the brand new Hilton Garden Inn (Downtown). They're offering a fantastic rate of $249/night for attendees. The hotel is located right in the East Village and is just a two-minute walk from the City Hall CTrain station. Our venue is three stops down the CTrain line and both are in the free fare zone. Book your room

hashtag awards

On June 14th, The Hashtag Awards will celebrate the best of the digital west!

The inaugural awards will serve as the opening night of SocialWest (included with your SocialWest ticket), and will honour all those who work in the worlds of digital marketing and social media.

We'll be announcing all the details in March. But for now, be sure to circle June 14th on your calendar. After years of working away on your computer and scheduling tweets late into the night, it's time for an evening that celebrates you and your innovation.

If you want to more information about the upcoming Hashtag Awards nomination process, add your name to the email list.


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  • Nortweather
  • Goodpin
  • StudioBell
  • proshow audiovisual
  • Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown