Social Media Week Vancouver

Social Media Week Vancouver

September 17, 2011 17:27 ET

Social Media Week Vancouver Closes in on 2,000 Participants

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2011) - Vancouver's largest and most comprehensive social media conference, Social Media Week Vancouver, has wrapped up the week with 2,000 registered attendees. Not your traditional conference, Social Media Week Vancouver provides free event access for registered participants through a distributed conference platform. Canada's only host city for the fall conference, events are slated to start at 9am Monday, September 19th.

Held for the first time in New York City in early 2009, Social Media Week is a global platform that connects people, content and conversations around emerging trends in social and mobile media. Vancouver is one of twelve global locations hosting the now, bi-annual conference.

"The response leading into the weekend has been fantastic," says Shane Gibson, co-founder, Socialized! Ltd. and event co-organizer. "We expect more registrations as we set to kick things off with the Blogging summit at 9am on Monday morning."

If you haven't heard about Social Media Week Vancouver yet and aren't registered, you can still get in on the action. "People interested in checking out parts of the conference can jump online and sign themselves up," notes Anthony Caridi, President and co-founder of Socialized! Ltd. "The best part about this conference is that there are topics that everyone will find relevant."

New to social media? Interested in harnessing the power of social media for good and not evil? Events ranges range from the basic Social Media 101 to the Social Good summit, an event that brings together local influencers who have used social media to build communities around culture, non-profit and sustainable initiatives.

When we asked co-organizer, Shane Gibson what excited him most about the start of Social Media Week Vancouver he had this to say, "We have some exciting speakers who are presenting at our Enterprise 2.0 summit on Friday, the final day of the conference. Attendees will hear first hand from executives from leading companies that are using social media to transform the way they lead, market and manage their organizations."

Bring your favourite techy tool to capture the day; Enterprise 2.0 summit boasts a packed agenda that includes keynote speaker, Eric Weaver, VP and Social Business Strategy and evANTgelist for Ant Eye View, and wraps up with a CEO panel that includes Jeff Booth of, George Moen of Blenz Coffee and Amielle Lake, CEO Tagga Media.

To learn more about Social Media Week Vancouver (SMWV) connect with us through or on Twitter @SMWVAN #SMWVAN and Facebook.

Socialized! Ltd. is Vancouver's premier social media marketing agency leading the way in helping organizations to be fully socialized and independently able to navigate and prosper within the social web. Our practices and methodologies are based upon Shane Gibson's 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. Socialized! delivers a variety of solutions that help organizations harness the power of social media including assessments, training and coaching by our team or social media presentations at conferences by our Chief Social Officer Shane Gibson.

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