4th November 2009

Digital Alberta Upcoming Events

digital albertaBanff – In our interconnected, globalized economy, information is critical. Get a solid grasp on our new knowledge economy with a three-day workshop at the Banff Centre. Join Digital Alberta and the Banff New Media Institute to explore technology-enhanced learning as a valuable economic resource.

This eLearning workshop is designed specifically for professionals working in elearning, education, human resources and knowledge-based digital media. Stimulate learning opportunities and expand your knowledge in this dynamic field. From open source platforms to game-based learning, you will be exposed to capturing, retaining and transferring knowledge in a digital medium. So if knowledge and information is part of your responsibility, this workshop is for you.

The workshop features:

Lance Dublin, Dublin Consulting – Keynote
Dan Rickard, Okaki Health – Open source eLearning
Lou Russell – eLearning Project Management and SMEs
Kevin McNulty, Coole Immersive – Game-based learning
Dr. Jim Parker – Game-based learning
Martha Burkle, Cisco Chair of e-Learning – Training in virtual worlds

The workshop will be presented at The Banff Centre on December 3 – 6, 2009.

Rates: (all prices subject to GST)

$320.00 Digital Alberta Members or Affiliates
$350.00 Non-Member Early Bird (on or before November 18)
$260.00 Student Early Bird (before November 18)
$400.00 Non-Member after November 18
$300.00 Students Non-Member after November 18

Early birds who register by November 18th receive a discount. Attendees can choose to stay in Banff Centre accommodation on-site or make their own accommodation arrangements; student rates are available. The workshop fee includes tuition, registration and credit for meals which can be used on the campus at our food and beverage facilities.

Christmas Shaker! Marketing Your Brand in a Digital World

Today, people spend an average of six hours a day online. What does this mean for marketing? Come hear how successful online marketing now involves connecting directly with consumers and how social media is allowing consumers to participate in the brands they love. You’ll hear from companies like Suitcase Interactive, Karo Group and Critical Mass about cool projects they’ve developed, what they’ve learned works (and what doesn’t work!) and what trends they see coming next. The panelists won’t be giving pitches on how every company should be on Twitter. Instead, we’re hoping to provide some smart discussion on cool campaigns to spark your imagination and give you some ideas for your next marketing project.

Please join Digital Alberta and our event partners, the Canadian Marketing Association – Calgary Chapter, December 1 as the marketing world and the digital media worlds collide at our annual Christmas Shaker. Enjoy a panel presentation from some of Calgary’s top branding dogs while we wet out whistles with libations and tantalize our palettes with an amazing spread of Chef Rusty’s cuisine at Seven Restolounge. There will also be a Silent Auction to raise money for HYTES.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
5:30 PM Registration and Networking
6:30 PM Branding Panel Presentation
7:30 PM Post-Event SHAKER – Music, food, drink, merriment – mistletoe…

Seven Restolounge – upstairs
603 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
(403) 277-2727

$15.00 Digital Alberta and CMA Members
$25.00 Non-Members

Social Media Innovation Summit

West17media presents Calgary’s 1st Social Media Innovation Summit on Thursday, November 12th. This is an event aimed at addressing high-level information planning, a key concern which many other conferences neglect.

Four experts will speak to their experience from PR to Web Analytics. You will learn how to use social media to support your campaigns, connect with your customers, manage your brand identity, measure your results and achieve your objectives. You will see how PR, marketing and analytics can incorporate social media. We want to help you maximize your existing efforts and understand how social media is changing the way you do business.

The format will be as follows:

08:00 – Registration
09:00 – Roger Kondrat – Keynote
09:30 – Brian Singh – Research on Canadian’s behaviour within social media
10:30 – Lyn Cadence – Public relations and social media
11:30 – Lunch
12:00 – Manoj Jasra – SEO and Analytics blended with social media
13:00 – Roger Kondrat – Closing Remarks
13:30 – Panel discussion
14:00 – Networking

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