Edmonton Social Media Breakfast

Edmonton Social Media Breakfast

March 18, 2011 16:04 ET

Social Media Breakfast Edmonton #4 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 25th, 2011 CBC Centre Stage

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2011) - The Edmonton Social Media Breakfast (SMBYEG) is pleased to announce , Nikki Van Dusen, digital media manager for EPCOR, as this month's guest speaker.

The topic for the fourth SMBYEG is:

"Social media and bureaucracies: Can they get along?"

Though companies today realize the value of social media, often bureaucracies and social media are at loggerheads. After helping to implement social media strategies at the University of Alberta, the Government of Alberta, and early stages at EPCOR, Nikki Van Dusen has some tips for getting these two seemingly incongruous juggernauts to play nice(r) together.

Stay after the discussion to network and share ideas within the realm of social media. Marketers, PR pros, entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, new-media fanatics, and online social networkers are all welcome to attend.

Seating is limited and fills up quickly so hurry to book your place on Eventbrite.com.

Where: CBC Centre Stage

10062-102 Avenue NW,

123 Edmonton City Centre Mall East,

Edmonton, AB T5J 2Y8

Google Map Link: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=10062+102+Avenue,+Edmonton,+Alberta,+Canada&aq=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=26.535573,44.824219&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=10062+102+Ave+NW,+Edmonton,+Division+No.+11,+Alberta,+Canada&z=15

When: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 25, 2011

Registration: To register, visit http://smbyeg4.eventbrite.com/

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

About the Guest Speaker:

Nikki Van Dusen

Nikki has been working in communications for large organizations her whole career: the University of Alberta, the Kagoshima Prefectural Board of Education (Japan), and the Alberta Public Affairs Bureau. She recently became the digital media manager for EPCOR where she is building that organization's online communications and social media strategy. 

Nikki has a master of arts in communication and technology from the University of Alberta. She blogs periodically at nikkivandusen.blogspot.com and is @nikkivandusen on Twitter. 


SMBYEG houses an open environment to share today's best and worst examples of social media, as practiced by individuals, industries and organizations in Edmonton 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 and Edmonton chapters of the SMB were started by Scott Baird of McQ Design Strategies as a place for social media enthusiasts to discuss effective practices and new techniques.

Follow @SMBYEG

Please follow @SMBYEG and the SMBYEG Twitter list. This will allow you to connect with all Edmonton Social Media Breakfast followers. 

We Need Presenters!

If you would like to present at a future breakfast or just connect, please feel free to contact any of the SMBYYC committee members:

Alex Poda - @LexPoda, @McQDesign

Scott Baird - @mediapirate

Felicia Dewar - @FeliciaDewar

Steven Hodges - @HedgeHodge

Christopher Martin - @cbccentrestage

Mike Spear - @mikesgene

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

Please Thank Our Generous Sponsors

Delicious pastries are supplied by Prairie Mill Bread Co and fantastic coffee by Starbucks. Special thanks to CBC EdmontonGenome Alberta,  McQ Design Strategies and Marketwire for their continued support of @SMBYEG.

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