Monday, September 30, 2013

Social Media Week Toronto

Last week was Social Media Week in a bunch of different cities throughout the world and I happily took part in a couple of events here in Toronto. The main SMW hub was located in the gorgeous Windsor Arms Hotel in Yorkville and was organized by Entrinsic, a digital culture & communications agency.

The panels I attended were:

Toronto: A Social City
Moderated by Liem Vu of Global News
Ed Keenan, Senior Editor, The Grid
Casie Stewart, Director of Social Media at Community Agency and Blogger
Michael Bolen, News Editor, Huffington Post Canada
Hamutal Dotan, Editor, Torontoist
Rebecca Brown, Founder, Bunch Family

Rob Ford and the Ikea monkey were hot topics at this panel haha.

The Digital Future Is People-Powered
Moderated by Erin Klassen, Seller Growth Specialist, Etsy
Michelle Reaney, Etsy Seller, Thunderpeep Designs
Lindsay Munro, Digital Comunications Strategist (KANETIX)
Laurie Taniguchi, Communications Coordinator (Boys and Girls Club Toronto)

We even got cute handmade cards, courtesy of Thunderpeep Designs!

The Crowdfunding Success Pattern
Speaker- Brian Meece, CEO of RocketHub

I actually featured Brian in a blog post for this past summer, so it was nice to finally get to chat with him in person! [Check out the article HERE]

I had planned to go to way more, but other commitments sadly got in the way.

Earlier this year, back in February, I covered SMW in New York, and I had such an amazing time. (Did I mention, it led to an internship in NYC over the summer??) I just love being surrounded by so many people who are so passionate of the ever-changing and rapidly-growing digital society.

For more info on Social Media Week, check out

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

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