3 Canadian Social Media Conferences to Attend in 2017

When you work in digital marketing, it’s no surprise that what you learned yesterday is not applicable today or a week from now. Digital marketing moves so fast, it’s important to keep up with your skills and invest in your learning. Some easy ways you can do this include reading blogs by leaders in the industry, listening to related podcasts, taking online courses (ensure they’re updated regularly), and by attending industry events.

At Top Draw, we encourage our employees to attend conferences or events related to their field. Since I, Beverley, am the Social Media Strategist at Top Draw – it’s only natural that I would be attracted to going to social media events.

Each year, three conferences in Western Canada stand out as “must attend” for social media professionals. And no, not just because I’m speaking at all three, I’d go either way!

Three Social Media Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2017

1. iMEDIA Social Media Conference, March 10-11, 2017

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Top Draw team members have spoken yearly at this event. Check out this conference if you work in social media marketing or digital marketing in general. It’s great to see what others in the field locally and in North America are doing and to learn “no fluff, no BS” tactics to implement.

I’ll be talking about the Darkside of Social Media, muhahahahha!


  • You can purchase tickets for each individual day, each master series class or grab an all access pass (recommended)

2. Social Media Camp – May 3-4, 2017

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Taking place in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Social Media Camp is the largest social media marketing conference in Western Canada. In their 8th year, you can expect to learn about all aspects of social media, from podcasts to influencer marketing, there’s something for everyone.

I’ll be talking about Social Media Crisis Management because you can’t call 911 during a social media crisis.


3. Social West, June 14-16, 2017

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Social West is known as the largest social media and digital marketing conference on the prairies. This year’s conference will be in Calgary, Alberta,  featuring more than 30 speakers and experts from across Canada. Make sure you bring something to take notes with, last year I learned SO much that I could implement immediately with our clients!

I’ll be talking Growth Hacking Social Media.


  • Early bird tickets are on sale until February 15th! Register to save $100 before then!

So, there you have it, my list of the top conferences to attend this year in regards to social media, not only because I’m speaking at them, but because they’re actually super informative and an easy way to get some kick-butt marketing skills!

Want a Top Draw team member to speak or do some training at your upcoming event, office or school? Contact us, we’d be happy to chat more.

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