Calgary Social Media Breakfast

Calgary Social Media Breakfast

September 19, 2014 09:43 ET

Social Media Breakfast Calgary #56 - 8:30 am-10:30am, Friday, September 26, 2014 - SMART Technologies Inc.

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2014) - Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMByyc) is pleased to announce the September 2014 Topic:

Exploring the Kosmos of Tech - Part 1

"Technology refers to the collection of tools that make it easier to use, create, manage and exchange information." Importance of Technology

The presentation this month is the first in a series where we will explore the world of technology. The evolution of social media has impacted how we communicate. Rapid changes in technology have augmented the tools available to us. We will examine devices, mobile units, wearables and apps that impact how we interact with our work, volunteer and personal lives.

In Part 1, SMART Technologies will showcase their SMART Board interactive flat panels. Using a pen or just a finger, these boards enable levels of content interaction never before seen. Join the discussion as we discover the touch-enabled interactive displays and powerful software applications that will take your organization to the fourth dimension of collaboration.

The conversation will continue with a review of a collection of NO or LOW cost software apps. Discussion will include topics such as crm, project management, editing photos, as well as managing your smartphone.

During the presentation, witness Graphical Recorder Sam Hester work on an original, inspired by the conversation during #SMByyc56. A copy of the artwork will be made available after the event.

Also during the presentation, Jane Guinto will document notes on a SMART board. The notes will be available for download to your smartphone immediately following the presentation.

If you are not able to attend, follow and join in on the discussion @SMByyc via #SMByyc56.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP at SMByyc56

About the Event

When: Friday, September 26, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. *presentation will begin at 9:00 am
Where: SMART Technologies - 3636 Research Road N.W.
Registration: Please RSVP at SMByyc56
Cost: There is no fee to attend a Social Media Breakfast.

Parking: Google Map - SMART Technologies

SMART is located in the U of C research park - which has very limited available parking.

SMART is located adjacent to the Brentwood LRT station.

Carpooling or use of LRT is recommended.

NOTE - An email will be sent to attendees prior to event with more detailed information.


Moderator: Shannon Bowen-Kelsick

Shannon Bowen-Kelsick is a Social Media Consultant and Calgary Marketing Blogger. With over 15 years of sales and marketing experience, Shannon - founder of sbk MARKETING helps promote organizations and individuals through social and content marketing. She is plugged into the social media and online marketing world. Shannon also supports the community in various volunteer roles, including holding an executive role on a local non-profit board.

Presenter: Sam Paterson

SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that are redefining the way the world works and learns. SMART products enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces by turning group work into highly interactive, engaging and productive experiences. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use.

Manager, Sam Paterson leads social activities at SMART including our successful EdCompass blog. Sam is passionate about #edtech for students, unified communications and collaboration.

Presenter: Tony Johanson

Tony Johanson is a passionate marketing and communications professional. Tony uses his skills as a marketer to help build community and brand awareness that aims to increase company sales. He is an early adopter and works hard to keep up with emerging technologies within his industry. Social media has been an exciting part of his projects as he continues to engage and grow both professionally and personally. Co-founder of Vox Pop Media, an energetic marketing and communications company in Calgary specializing in social media and branded video entertainment.

Presenter: Victoria Bennett

Victoria Bennett is a motivated, goal focused B2B and B2C full-service marketing consultant, experienced manager and product manager with strong commercial achievements. A scientist by training, She has built on this understanding to support oil and gas service companies, telecommunications and healthcare. Based out of Calgary, Western Canada but with global experience she creates an environment for success, by being a team player and thought leader. She is committed to understanding customer needs to develop products, services and brands that resonate with the target customer and achieve aggressive sales targets, profitably.

Graphic Recorder: Sam Hester

Sam Hester, a graphic recorder, has 15 years experience as a freelance artist and indie comics creator in Calgary. Sam Hester landed serendipitously in the emerging field of graphic recording, and hasn't looked back since. One of Alberta's most sought-after visual practitioners, Sam collaborates with corporate, non-profit and government organizations. She captures their stories by drawing upon deep listening skills, a unique graphic style, a passion for community-building… and a lot of markers.

Documentor: Jane Guinto

Jane Guinto is an award-winning visual creative with more than 15 years of graphic design experience and entrepreneurship. Along with her husband and business partner, she successfully managed their design and photography studio in the Philippines since 1995. She is currently the Creative Director and Owner of Ascender Creative and Imaging Studio, a Calgary-based logo/graphic design and commercial photography company, with its family photography division, Legacy and Memories Photography.


Venue Sponsor: SMART Technologies Inc.

SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that are redefining the way the world works and learns. SMART products enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces by turning group work into highly interactive, engaging and productive experiences. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use.

Breakfast Sponsor: Pizza Bob's

Pizza Bobs on Kensington and Memorial Drive is a fully licensed family pizzeria that serves a unique thin crust Napolitana style pizza in a warm friendly environment.

Pizza Bobs has Karaoke night every Friday and Live Music on Saturday night.
403 521-BOBS (2627)
2610 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB

NOTE: @yycpizzaweek begins on Sept.26th. @pizzabobsyyc is one of the many vendors participating in this inaugrual pizza event in Calgary.

Find out more information at:

Special THANKS to our ongoing event sponsors for their continued support of Social Media Breakfast...

Communications Sponsor: Marketwired
(403) 266-2443
Equipment Sponsor: Matrix Video Communications
(403) 640-4490
Video Sponsor: Calgary Video Creator
Travis Cross
(403) 796-9200
Website Sponsor: Full Blast Creative
Michael Wynn
Website Sponsor: Inkplot Creative
Crystal DeCnodder
Engagement Sponsor: Tweetwall Pro
Cory Chapdelaine
Photography Sponsor: Neil Zeller Photography
Co-Founder: Donna McTaggart

We Invite You To Become A SMByyc Sponsor

For $350, your organization can get some fantastic exposure at the events and online. It is an inexpensive way to get quality back links to your website.

About SMByyc

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.

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Committee Members:

Donna McTaggart: @donnamct

Catherine Saykaly-Stevens: @CatherineNetWeb

Crystal DeCnodder: @Pistol_Crystal

Laura Istead: @DiscoverGreen2

Melanie Gowans: @melgowans

Terry Lo: @calgarydreamer

Gwyn Auger: @magicassistant

Scott Sargent: @ScottKSargent

Michael Nelson: @SabreCaptain

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