Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMBYYC) is pleased to announce Lori Stewart as the September presenter. Lori came to Calgary in 2004 after spending a rather adventurous 5 years in California during the tech boom where she built and launched eBay Canada and then led the rapid expansion and globalization of eBay – including the acquisition of Paypal.
Recently, Lori was part of the core Nenshi strategy team and helped build the brand that is Naheed Nenshi. Following the election she went with Naheed to City Hall as acting Chief of Staff and built out the Mayor’s new team. Lori is also the founder of Awesome Foundation, Calgary providing micro-financing for micro-brilliance – “1 great idea + 90 second pitch = $1000”.
Topic this month is:
Using Social Media to Engage People in Bringing Ideas to Life.
- Brief history from my startup in Ottawa to going to California to build eBay and then to Calgary
- How we laid the “social media” pavement with eBay communities
- Social media and the Nenshi campaign
- Using social media for connecting people, ideas and money for a better city with Awesome
- How social media is not distinct from media any more – it IS media.
Seating for this free event is limited and fills up quickly so register soon. Seats will be released in increments to give everyone fair access to the event. 50 seats will be available immediately and 50 more will be released on Friday, September 16th at 12:00 PM. Registration will be taken at the event beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Stay after the discussion to network and share ideas in the realm of social media. Marketers, PR pros, entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, new-media fanatics, and online social networkers are all welcome to attend. The Breakfast will take place on Friday, September 23rd at the Loose Moose Theatre, 2nd Floor of the Crossroads Market – South West Entrance, 1235 – 26th Ave. S.E. Calgary. Please note that the entrance to Loose Moose is found on the West side of the Crossroads Market at the South end of the parking lot. If the parking lot on the West side of the market it full, there is another lot on the East side.