Calgary Social Media Breakfast

Calgary Social Media Breakfast

March 29, 2011 15:07 ET

Social Media Breakfast Calgary #16 8:00 a.m., Friday, March 18th, 2011 Jayman Homes Theatre

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2011) - The Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMBYYC) announces Doug Griffiths, Leadership Candidate for the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, as this month's guest speaker.

Griffiths is excited to present and stimulate conversation around the value of social media in generating awareness and connecting with followers. He will share his experiences of how modern politicians can use the social web to engage with constituents.

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. 50 seats will be available immediately and 50 more will be released on Monday, March 14th at 12:00 PM. (Registration will be taken at the event.)

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.

Event Information:

Where: Jayman Homes Theatre 200, 3132 118 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

When: Friday, March 18th, 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Registration: To register, visit (

Cost: There is no fee to attend Social Media Breakfasts.

About the Guest Speaker:

Doug Griffiths

Doug Griffiths (@GriffMLA) was first elected as a Member of the Legislature Assembly of Alberta (MLA), in the constituency of Wainwright, in a by-election on April 8, 2002. At the age of 29, he was the youngest MLA to serve the province. Mr. Griffiths is now in his third term of representing the constituency that has become Battle River-Wainwright.


The 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 McQDesign Strategies.

Follow @SMBYYC

Please follow @SMBYYC and the SMBYYC Twitter list. This will allow you to connect with all Calgary Social Media Breakfast followers.

We Need Presenters and Sponsors!

If you would like to present, sponsor a future breakfast or just connect, please feel free to contact any of the SMBYYC committee members:

Alex Poda - @LexPoda, @McQDesign

Scott Baird - @mediapirate

Mike Spear - @mikesgene

Roger Kondrat - @west17media, @roger

Amanda Matchett - @chett12, @podiumventures

Donna McTaggart - @donnamct

Eric Vondran - @nscafe, @dheadspaceb, @reviewskawphy

John Bardos - @smbyyc, @smbyeg @ideaeconomy, @jetsetcitizen

Please Thank Our Sponsors

Our food sponsor this month is Catherine Saykaly-Stevens, creator of Calgary Speed Dating. (Follow@CalgarySingles on Twitter.) The venue is provided by Jayman Homes. Special thanks to McQ Design Strategies, Genome Alberta and Marketwire for their continued support of SMBYYC.

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