Calgary Social Media Breakfast

Calgary Social Media Breakfast

January 12, 2011 18:01 ET

Social Media Breakfast Calgary #14 8:00 a.m., Friday, January 21, 2011 Jayman Homes Theatre

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 12, 2011) - The 14th instalment of the popular Calgary social media networking event, the Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMBYYC), will be held on Friday, January 21 at 8:00 a.m. in the beautiful Jayman Homes Theatre.

2011 marks a new direction for SMBYYC. We are excited to announce the creation of a new committee and format that will help take the Calgary Social Media Breakfast to new levels. Calgary is home to one of the most creative and entrepreneurial workforces in the world, and SMBYYC will rise to meet the demands of this vibrant community.

SMBYYC has already become Calgary's premiere social media networking event, now we are raising the bar even higher to create a truly world class organization, but we need your help. In the spirit of social media, the Calgary and Edmonton events are going to further embrace the principles of engagement, collaboration and idea sharing.

This first social media breakfast of the new year will feature a moderated discussion where the audience will shape future events. Experienced local social media practitioners will be personally invited to stimulate discussion and share experiences. SMBYYC will transform into a dynamic knowledge exchange where everyone from novice to experienced social media users can benefit.

Seating is limited and fills up quickly so hurry to book your place on Seats will be released in increments to give everyone fair access to the event. 30 seats will be available immediately and 30 more will be released on Friday, Jan. 14th. An additional 20 seats will be released on both Monday Jan. 17th and Wednesday the 19th.

Stay after the discussion to network and share ideas in the realm of social media. Marketers, PR pros, entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, new-media fanatics, and online social networkers are all welcome to attend.

Where: Jayman Homes Theatre

When: 8:00-11:00 a.m., Friday, January 21, 2011

Registration and Cost: To register, visit

  8:00 - 8:30   Networking and Breakfast
  8:30 - 10:00   Discussions
  10:00 - 11:00   Networking

About the Moderator

Mike Spear

Mike Spear first got involved with the online world and digital media way back in the 1980s when he had one of the first Apple II computers to go on sale in Calgary. He moved on to become a journalist with the CBC and was part of the team which introduced desktop journalism into the newsroom.

In his role as Director of Corporate Communications for Genome Alberta, Spears contributes to papers on science communication and the ethical issues that come with social media in genetic testing and electronic health records. Genome Alberta has created a successful Genomics Application on Facebook and Spears writes and manages a corporate blog called Mikenomics.


SMBYYC houses an open environment to share today's best and worst examples of social media, as practiced by individuals, industries and organizations in Calgary and around the world. Guest speakers share their experience and expertise of social media use, followed by an opportunity to network with a community of like-minded individuals.

The SMB was founded by Bryan Person in August 2007 as an event for social media newbies and experts to come together to eat, meet, share, and learn. The breakfast series began in Boston and has now spread to more than three dozen cities around the world. The Calgary chapter of the SMB was started by Scott Baird of McQ Design Strategies as a place for social media enthusiasts to discuss eective practices and new techniques.

Please Thank Our Sponsors

This month's breakfast is generously provided by Genome Alberta. Special thanks to McQ Design StrategiesJayman Homes and Marketwire for their continued support of #smbyyc.

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