OMG Social Media Conference: Thursday, August 15, 2013

SFU Segal Graduate School of Business (500 Granville Street, Vancouver)

  
150
Attendees
  
6
Speakers
 
  
10
Social Media Experts
 
  
1
Social Media Workbook
 

Thank you to the amazing bloggers who wrote these conference recaps!

Who Attended?

 

2013 Event Schedule and Speaker Bios

8:00AM   Registration

8:30AM George Moen - Opening Keynote

George Moen: Keynote Speaker

George Moen, Past President of Blenz Coffee and entrepreneur

@georgemoen

With over 30 years of experience in food and franchising, George is a serial entrepreneur who transitions small businesses into big business success stories. A seasoned speaker and one of the country’s most followed CEOs in social media, George’s extensive experience makes him a true expert in his field.

9:35AM Conner Galway - Setting Goals and Interpreting Analytics

OMG Social Media Conference Speaker

Conner Galway, Director of Junction Creative

@Conner_G

An avid speaker on all things social media and advertising, Conner currently runs the Creative Strategy half of the Social Media & Advertising agency: Junction. He has been starting and running businesses since the age of 17 and has developed digital strategies for clients ranging from single-location retail shops to provincial health organizations and national franchise chains. When out of the office, Conner teaches Digital Strategy at Capilano University. 

10:50AM   Networking Break

11:10AM Meena Sandhu - Building a Community and Finding Influencers

MeenaMeena Sandhu, Marketing Manager at ING DIRECT

@MeenaSandhu

Meena is responsible for leading ING DIRECT’s social media and marketing strategy in Vancouver and has connected thousands of people through their Vancouver Cafe. Meena is well recognized in the social media community in Vancouver and is involved in many social media events. In 2010, she was appointed to the Social Media Advisory Board and was an active contributor to Social Media Week. Through getFRESH Marketing and Design, Meena has worked on strategies for health clinics, online businesses, catering companies and more. 

12:25PM Catered Lunch: Andrea Goertz - Lunch Keynote

Andrea GoertzAndrea Goertz, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, TELUS

@Andrea_Goertz

Andrea is a leader in the telecommunications industry, supporting a high-performing team of more than 200 TELUS team members. Passionate about technology and the digital com- munity, she has embraced the power of social media to create a dialogue with Canadians and deepen TELUS’ relationships with its customers and the communities where it operates. 

1:25PM Bosoc Anthony - Developing an Effective Content Strategy

Bosco AnthonyBosco Anthony, Business Growth Strategist

@boscoanthony

Bosco is a seasoned online marketing professional and business growth strategist. An international keynote speaker, he had a break out year in 2012 with over 40 keynotes, workshops and speaking engagements. Bosco is also an avid blogger who shares content on important topics such as business growth, internet marketing and social media. His work was recognized at the Vancouver Social Media Awards, where he was a finalist for ‘Best Business Blog’. He is the founder of the Internet Marketing Think Tank meetup group and has also launched his own boutique-consulting and online marketing virtual agency. 

2:40PM   Best Practices Brainstorming

3:15PM   Networking Break

5:00PM Krishna Lakkineni - Closing Keynote

Krishna-Lakkineni-OMGKrishna Lakkineni, President of ROI Media Works

@lakkineni

With thirteen years of experience in the digital world, Krishna is a client-driven entrepreneur known for his decisiveness and his ability to push boundaries and find innovative digital solutions for clients. As the President of ROI Media Works, he leads a talented team of technologists, social strategists, and creative minds. 

5:30PM+ Networking

Speakers from 2013

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Twitter Testimonials

"Starting the day early for something worthwhile! #socialmedia #omgconf"

− Jasmine (@posinginvintage)

"Incredible day of learning with @omgmedia at #OMGConf!"

− Curve Communications (@curvecomms)

"The level of expertise in this room is incredible. Proud to be a sponsor of #OMGConf!"

− ClearlineCA (@ClearlineCA)

"Awesome set up and I can feel the eagerness to learn and share knowledge already! #omgconf"

− Stephanie (@stephawie)

"Loving the keynote speakers so far. Very engaging and learning lots! So lucky to hear from @georgemoen @Conner_G @Andrea_Goertz @boscoanthony on social media for #smallbusiness."

− Networking in Vancouver (@networkinginvan)
 

"Overall, #OMGConf was great and I learned a TON! Thanks so much to all of the organizers!"

− Jennie (@jsebs00)

"Completely rethinking my paid search campaigns thanks to @boscoanthony at #OMGConf"

− Sam (@samcko)

"Awesome conference. Sad its coming to an end. A little tired, but brimming with knowledge. Thanks #omgconf!"

− Karrie (@Karrieharry)

"Fantastic day, lots to absorb & retain. #OMGconf #Sponge"

− Legal Support Directory (@LegalSupportDir)
 

"Great #OMGconf! The workbooks were especially helpful, and the speakers were fab. Looking forward to next year!"

− H Evens (@H_Evens)
 

"Outstanding, magnificent, grrreat conference on social media! #OMGConf"

− Elizabeth (@ElizabethThe)
 

"Great Conference and amazing people, Learned so much and made wonderful contacts. Thank you @OMGmedia!"

− MoneyWay.com (@_MoneyWay_
 

"Feeling super excited and inspired from the #OMGconf. Thanks to the OC for putting on a fabulous event @OMGmedia! #love #socialmedia"

− Natalie (@natbot7)
 
 

 

Thank you to all our sponsors from 2013!

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