SOURCE: Calgary Social Media Breakfast

Calgary Social Media Breakfast

March 14, 2016 11:00 ET

Social Media Breakfast Calgary #74 - Where Social, Health & Technology Collide - 8:30 am - 10:30 am, Friday, March 18, 2016 - Eau Claire Market

Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMByyc) Is Pleased to Announce March 2016 Topic: Where Social, Health & Technology Collide

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - March 14, 2016) -  Healthcare technology was a core trend at CES 2016 event. Familiar brands such as Garmin, Fitbit and Under Armour showcased new technologies. According to the Consumer Technology Association, total unit sales of wearable devices, smartwatches and fitness bands are expected to top 38 M in 2016. This provides an enormous opportunity for brands to develop closer relationships with their users. Challenges will include sharing stories in a more meaningful and concise way, sharing more useful and visual content in an expedited time.

We will hear from Martin Parnell, who will talk about raising $1.3 M for charity, the role that social media played in exceeding donation goals, and how & what technology he utilized to track his progress.

Vivametrica will talk with us about the exploding world of the Internet of Things, how technology is colliding with the health industry and how social media is being used in health. They will share how they translate wearable data into insight.

Event Fee is $5.00 plus fees. 
The registration fee will be donated to a charity which will be named at #SMByyc74.

Seating is limited. 
Please RSVP at SMByyc74

If you are not able to attend, follow and join in on the discussion @SMByyc via #SMByyc74.
Or check out #SMByyc74 Tagboard: SMByyc74_TB
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About the Event

When: Friday, March 18th, 2016, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Eau Claire Market

200 Barclay Parade S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 4R5

Parking: Underground parkade & Surface lot available. 
Details with rates will be sent to all attendees prior to event.


Venue Sponsor: Eau Claire Market
Eau Claire Market is a favourite place to stroll, shop and savour. The pathways that wind through Prince's Island Park and along the river form the recreational hub of downtown. Eau Claire Market offers visitors an indoor playground, community space, and is host to several community and charity events throughout the year. Retailers include a wide variety of unique shops, services, fast food and dining, along with a theatre and GoodLife Fitness

Twitter: @TransformECM
Facebook: @EauClaireMarket
Phone:  403.264.6540
Fax: 403.264.9851

Breakfast Sponsor: Calgary Marathon Society

On August 10, 1963 nineteen men lined up at Glenmore Stadium to run the first Calgary Marathon, and what was also the first marathon ever to be run in Western Canada.

The Calgary Marathon Society puts on competitive as well as fun runs throughout the year. They have a hand in the Dino Dash and have created the Dash of Doom, St. Patrick's Island Fun Run as well as its signature event - The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.

Voted the 2009 2010 2012 2013 and 2014 Best Road Race in Alberta, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event with a race designed for everyone of any level. There is a 50k Ultra, full marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, 5 km family walk or run and kids' marathon. 

Twitter:  @CalgaryMarathon
Facebook: @CalgaryMarathon



Martin Parnell

In 2010 Martin Parnell ran 250 marathons in one year. He ran locally on the pathways of Cochrane and Calgary but used Social Media to spread the word globally. This was just the start of his Quests for Kids initiative, to complete 10 Quests in 5 years with the goal of raising $1Million for the humanitarian organization Right To Play. As well as Marathon Quest 250 some of his other "Quests" were 5 Guinness World Records, Running 1,000 kms around the Coast of England and climbing Kilimanjaro in 21 hours. 

Twitter: @MartinJParnell
Facebook: @MarathonQuest250
LinkedIN: Martin J. Parnell


Decipher wearable data into actionable health and wellness information. Vivametrica helps to improve individual and organizational health by providing measurement, analysis and goal-setting tools. Measure ROI on health spending enhancing health, wellness and productivity.

Twitter: @vivametrica
LinkedIN: Vivametrica

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

Communications Sponsor: Marketwired
(403) 266-2443 | | @Marketwired

Equipment Sponsor: Matrix Video Communications
(403) 640-4490 | | @MatrixVideoMVCC

Website Sponsor: Full Blast Creative
Michael Wynn | | @fullblastyyc

Website Sponsor: Inkplot Creative
Crystal DeCnodder | | @inkplotyyc

Photography Sponsor: Carol Rioux
Carol Rioux | | @CarolRioux | @RiouxInk

Photography Sponsor: SDL Photo
Denis Semonov | | @SDLPhoto

Sponsor: SOS Charging Solutions
Joel Olandesca |
(587) 755-9355 | | @TakeChargeSOS

Co-Founder: KAOS
Donna McTaggart | | @donnamct | @kaosbiz | @eggheadlabz

We Invite You To Become A SMByyc Sponsor

For $400, 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.

Please follow @SMByyc. This will allow you to connect with all Calgary Social Media Breakfast followers.

Committee Members:

Donna McTaggart: @donnamct
Catherine Saykaly-Stevens: @CatherineNetWeb
Laura Istead: @DiscoverGreen2
Terry Lo: @calgarydreamer
Jessica Clark: @JemilyClark
Rachel Clark: @brewingrealty
Dario Hudon-Verrelli: @OctopusandSon
Debbie Laval: @lolaDLaval
Jenn Egroff: @JennEgroff
Merry Kuchle: @Merry120
Wanda Baker: @momwhoneedswine

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