Social Media Week Vancouver

Social Media Week Vancouver

September 11, 2012 09:00 ET

Social Media Week Returns to Vancouver This September

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2012) - Social Media Week (#smwvan) is once again returning to Vancouver, shining the spotlight on all things social from September 24th-28th. Now in its second year in the city, the event aims open the discussion of what social media can mean when pushed past the basics of likes and followers.

This year's event welcomes ING Direct as the title sponsor, and will be put on in partnership with a range of socially savvy Vancouver organizations, including the BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (www.bcama.com) and SOHO Group (www.soho.ca).

The week will be once again packed with outstanding events dedicated to exploring the depth and breadth of social media. On September 26th, the BCAMA will be hosting a speaker panel on the topic of Social Media for Business at Killjoy Cocktail Tavern in Yaletown. Then, on the 27th, at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, SOHO and The Financial Post will be presenting FP Reach, a day-long event for marketers featuring panel discussions, exhibitions, and a keynote and Q&A with social media heavyweight Gary Vaynerchuck.

One can't-miss event is the Dragons' Den Social Summit on the 28th. Three local social, mobile or tech entrepreneurs wil be chosen on to pitch CBC Dragons, Jim Treliving and Bruce Croxon, plus three guest Dragons from the BC Business community. The event is the culmination of the Dragon's Den Pitch Contest-entrepreneurs can upload their 3 minute video to www.dragons.strutta.com before September 18th for their chance to win a pitch spot.

Social Media Week is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information. In the past few years, social media has shown us the true power of what a connected society can accomplish. Over the next 10 years, 3 billion new people will connect to each other through the Internet and mobile technology- more than three times the number who are currently online. It is our belief that a society which is more connected will lead to a more enlightened, prosperous and sustainable world. With 36,000 attendees globally at the last event, both the reach and the potential are colossal.

For more information on speakers, venues and sponsorships please visit: www.socialmediaweek.org/vancouver

Editor's note: To request an interview and/or obtain media passes, please contact Erin Raimondo at erin@boilingpointgroup.com.

About Social Media Week Vancouver

SOCIAL Media Week (SMW) is a global platform that connects people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media. After a successful inaugural year in Vancouver, SMW Vancouver (SMWV) aims to advance the understanding of social media's growing role in society in Vancouver and around the globe.

For more information, please visit: www.socialmediaweek.org/vancouver

About Socialized!

Socialized! helps organizations to effectively socialize by equipping them to profit and prosper using social media. Organizations striving to stay ahead of their competition must see social media communications as an integrated and essential part of all major business functions. Jumping into this space without laying the groundwork is like giving your kid the keys to your car without a driving lesson or a curfew, and then wondering why things went bad.

Our mission is to help you effectively integrate and profit from social media by fully equipping your organization with the tools and the know-how for social media engagement and success.

The Socialized! methodologies are based upon Shane Gibson's no-nonsense process on getting Sociable! from his two books Sociable! How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Up-side Down and Guerrilla Social Media Marketing co-authored with Stephen Jagger and Jay Conrad Levinson respectively.

For more information, please visit: www.socialized.me.

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