Calgary Social Media Breakfast

Calgary Social Media Breakfast

September 16, 2011 12:00 ET

Social Media Breakfast Calgary #22, 8:30 a.m., Friday, September 23rd, 2011, Loose Moose Theatre

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2011) - The Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMBYYC) is pleased to announce Lori Stewart as the September presenter.

Topic this month is:

Using Social Media to Engage People in Bringing Ideas to Life.

  • Brief history from my startup in Ottawa to going to California to build eBay and then to Calgary
  • How we laid the "social media" pavement with eBay communities
  • Social media and the Nenshi campaign
  • Using social media for connecting people, ideas and money for a better city with Awesome
  • How social media is not distinct from media any more - it IS media.

Seating is limited and fills up quickly so hurry to RSVP 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 Friday, September 16th 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: Loose Moose Theatre, 2nd Floor of the Crossroads Market - South West Entrance, 1235 - 26th Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta. (Google Map)

(Entrance to Loose Moose is found on the West side of the Crossroads Market at the South end of the parking lot. If the parking lot on the West side of the market it full, there is another lot on the East side.)

When: Friday, Sept. 23rd, 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:

Lori Stewart

Lori came to Calgary in 2004 after spending a rather adventurous 5 years in California during the tech boom where she built and launched eBay Canada and then led the rapid expansion and globalization of eBay - including the acquisition of Paypal.

Recently, Lori was part of the core Nenshi strategy team and helped build the brand that is Naheed Nenshi. Following the election she went with Naheed to City Hall as acting Chief of Staff and built out the Mayor's new team.

Lori is also the founder of Awesome Foundation, Calgary providing micro-financing for micro-brilliance - "1 great idea + 90 second pitch = $1000".

Whether it's a new start-up or a civic election, success is always driven by 3 key factors - "having the right idea, at the right time - with the right team to pull it off." The intuition to know when all of those factors align is when an idea can be truly successful.

Lori sits on the board of numerous software companies, is a member of Alberta Deal Generator and maintains strong contacts to the VC world and Silicon Valley tech communities. Her big goal is to mentor young ideas here in Calgary and help foster this city as a long-term, world-class technology and innovation centre.

Follow Lori Stewart 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 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 Sponsors!

We need a food sponsor for our October 22nd SMBYYC. Approximate costs are $350 will get repeated publicity on the invitation, press release, event presentation slides, and social media. It is a very inexpensive way to get some quality back links and get in front of Calgary's social media digerati.

SMBYYC Committee

Donna McTaggart @DonnaMcT

Chett Matchett - @chett12, @podiumventures, @binstinctsgroup

Alex Poda - @LexPoda

Scott Baird - @mediapirate

Mike Spear - @mikesgene

Roger Kondrat - @west17media, @roger

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

Please Thank Our Sponsors

Our food sponsor this month is:

PAWSitively Natural Dog Daycare and Training Academy. Follow @PawsDogDayCare on Twitter.

The venue is provided by Loose Moose Theatre. Follow @LooseMooser on Twitter

Special thanks to McQ Design Strategies, Marketwire, Matrix Video Communications and HangarCatFilms for their continued support of SMBYYC.

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