Calgary Social Media Breakfast

Calgary Social Media Breakfast

July 15, 2011 12:00 ET

Social Media Breakfast Calgary #20, 8:30 a.m., Friday, July 22nd, 2011, McKenzie Towne Hall

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2011) - The Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMBYYC) is pleased to announce Bethany Wall as the July presenter.

This month's topic is:

Social Media Pros and Cons for Non-profits

Most everyone agrees by now that social media can be a powerful medium for connecting people and communities, but what if you're goal is to motivate people to change a life, correct a social wrong or contribute in support of a cause? Yes, non-profits can use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and so many other sites in powerful and valuable ways – but the challenges are different than others may face. Join us to discuss the pros, cons and special considerations of non-profit organizations using social media.

Seating is limited and fills up quickly so hurry to RSVP on The final 50 seats will be released on Friday, July 15th 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: McKenzie Towne Hall, 40 Mckenzie Towne Blvd. SE, Calgary, Alberta. (Google Map)

When: Friday, July 22nd, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Registration: To register, visit (

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

About the guest speaker:

Bethany Wall

A fundraiser who is passionate about the potential of youth and the power of community, Bethany Wall sees both opportunities and challenges in the changing world of social media. From working to raise funds to support the kids and families involved with Hull Child and Family Services to volunteering as a board member of Junior Chamber International Calgary (JCI) to involvement with other community organizations, Bethany's seen many sides of the way social media tools can be used by non-profits, and is excited to share insights on "Social Media Pros and Cons for Nonprofits". (Follow Bethany Wall and Hull Services on Twitter.)


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 dozens of 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

Scott Baird - @mediapirate

Mike Spear - @mikesgene

Roger Kondrat - @west17media, @roger

Chett Matchett - @chett12, @podiumventures, @binstinctsgroup

Donna McTaggart - @donnamct

Eric Vondran - @nscafe, @dheadspaceb, @reviewskawphy

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

Please Thank Our Sponsors

Our food sponsor this month is the custom software development firm, UrbanLighthouse. The venue is provided by McKenzie Towne Residents Association. Special thanks to McQ Design Strategies, Marketwire and HangarCatFilms for their continued support of SMBYYC.

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