SOURCE: Calgary Social Media Breakfast

Calgary Social Media Breakfast

April 08, 2016 16:45 ET

Social Media Breakfast Calgary Event #75 - Remember When... University of Calgary - 8:30 am - 10:30 am, Friday, April 22, 2016

Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMByyc) Is Pleased to Announce April 2016 Topic: Reunited & Reflecting

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - April 08, 2016) -  As Social Media Breakfast turns 75 we are excited to share our celebration with the University of Calgary who will turn 50 on April 29th. Milestone events deserve reflection and who best to do this but past participants?

Greg Hounslow began working with social media at WestJet in 2009 and joined us at #SMByyc12. Jaime Stein, who is no stranger to many in our community joined us at #SMByyc30 when he was with the CFL. Now he is with Hootsuite and we are thrilled that he will be travelling from Vancouver to join us! Sean Sandhurst is a regular in our SMB community and presented at #SMB45. Andrew Phung proved why he is considered to be the top improv comedian in an area much larger than Calgary at #SMByyc49. Sam Paterson joined us at #SMByyc56. We are excited that ALL of these former rockstar presenters will be joining us again for #SMByyc75. Huge thanks to the University of Calgary for sponsoring the venue space and breakfast! Watch for more details next week.

Event Fee is $5.00 plus fees. 
The registration fee will be donated to: University of Calgary Syrian Refugee Bursary Fund 

Seating is limited. 
Please RSVP at SMByyc75

If you are not able to attend, follow and join in on the discussion @SMByyc via #SMByyc75.
Or check out #SMByyc75 Tagboard
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About the Event

When: Friday, April 22nd, 2016, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: University of Calgary

2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, AB
*Dining Centre - Alberta Room

Parking: Parking & LRT information will be emailed to attendees prior to Apr. 22nd.


Venue AND Breakfast Sponsor: University Of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a comprehensive research university, ranked one of Canada's top research universities, combining the best of university tradition with the city of Calgary's vibrant energy and diversity. UCalgary's main campus occupies a beautiful setting with a view of the Rocky Mountains, covering more than 200 hectares -- an area larger than Calgary's entire downtown. Currently, more than 30,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs.

UCalgary has graduated an estimated 160,000 alumni over its 50-year history, including the former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and current Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi. UCalgary has around 1,800 academic staff actively engaged in research, scholarship and teaching in Canada and around the world, and more than 3,100 staff, making it one of the largest employers in Calgary. The university produces an economic impact of $7.92 billion in the province of Alberta. #UCalgary50

Twitter: @UCalgary
Facebook:  University of Calgary

Sponsor: Costume Shoppe
The Costume Shoppe is a year-round, full service costume shop offering thousands of costume choices covering every theme and occasion. We dress you up, you find the party! Find us at Blackfoot Trail and 42nd Avenue SE.

Margot Loveseth 
Twitter: @thecostumeshopp | @oMargoto 


Andrew Phung, Loose Moose Theatre
"You learn by failing" was the philosophy taught to Andrew Phung at a young age. Born and raised in Calgary, Andrew is a unique character with a tank full of energy. He is currently a senior performer and instructor at the Loose Moose Theatre Company and likes to inject humor in all aspects of life!

Andrew is currently the Director of Special Projects at Youth Central. He works with organizations and municipalities on how they can better engage and work with young people. Andrew is alumni of Avenue's "Top 40 under 40" list and was named "Best Local Actor" in the 2013 FFWD Best-Of Readers Poll.

Twitter:  @andrewphung

Greg Hounslow, WestJet
Greg Hounslow is the Emerging Media Manager for WestJet and has been leading the airline's social media efforts since 2009. He is involved with developing the short- and long-term strategies for WestJet social media and truly believes he has the best job in the world. Greg is the father of three, holds a degree in Tourism Management and has travelled to five continents.

Emerging Media Manager
Twitter:  @greghounslow  |  @WestJet

Jaime Stein, Hootsuite
Jaime's extensive background includes expertise in social media and content marketing in finance, professional sports and hyper-growth technology businesses. He is an experienced advisor to senior leaders, including the C-Suite, on social media engagement strategies and crisis communications. In his current role as a Customer Success Executive at Hootsuite, he builds relationships with some of the world's most prestigious organizations to help support their social media activities. Previously, Jaime has led the social media programs for the Canadian Football League, Tangerine Bank and Hootsuite. 

Customer Success Executive
Twitter:  @jaimestein  |  @Hootsuite

Sam Paterson, University of Calgary
Sam (only the taxman calls her Samantha) Paterson is the University of Calgary's Social Media Strategist. Prior to joining the University Relations Marketing - Digital Experience team last May, she led a small but mighty social media team for a B2B global tech company -- building community, managing influencers and representing brands across several time zones in multiple languages. She's born and raised in Alberta, the mother of twin girls and proud wife of a cancer survivor.

Social Media Strategist (Digital Experience)
Twitter:  @paterson_sam

Sean Sandhurst, Postmedia & Sun Media
With over 15 years experience in digital media and omni-channel marketing, Sean has seen big changes to business. Understanding the power of EQ and shifting the focus to the consumer has helped him develop brands and relationships.

Focusing on developing relationships between brands and consumers, Sean has created a reputation management strategy called E.A.R. and a marketing philosophy called C4. Sean helps drive the social media strategy and innovation for Postmedia and Sun Media (Locally: Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun).

Earned Media Strategist
Twitter:  @SeanSandhurst

Donna McTaggart
Co-Founder of Social Media Calgary. Organize monthly events where sponsors and presenters can create opportunities for attendees to learn and network. Strategize with event planners to include social in their marketing efforts to maximize event message.

Twitter:  @donnamct


University of Calgary - Syrian Bursary Fund
The University of Calgary is stepping up efforts to assist arriving Syrian refugees through a series of programs including the establishment of up to 33 bursaries, English language training, and supporting needs assessment in partnership with Calgary's Syrian Refugee Project.

Through a community campaign, the university will match up to $100,000 in new funds raised by students, faculty, staff, alumni and other community members towards student bursaries for those who have come to Canada as refugees from Syria. In addition to the new bursary program for Syrian refugee students, the university is working in partnership with Calgary's Syrian Refugee Project to support needs assessments for arriving Syrian refugees and supporting English Language training.


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

Sponsor: Brett Hopper Creative Services
Brett Hopper |
(587) 755-9355 | | @bhopps88

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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