Social Media Cafe 9: PodCamp 2013 Pre-Drinks

You're invited to join Social Media Cafe 9, which we're thrilled to host in partnership with our mother, PodCamp Toronto. In many ways, PodCamp 2011 gave birth to us, when some of us decided to start the Social Media Cafe, and a bunch of us met for the first time.

As usual, the Cafe is a place for informal networking. However, this time, we'll also:

(1) Invite a member of PodCamp to tell us about the unconference,
(2) Tell you about some of the upcoming presentations, and
(3) Run our first PowerPoint karaoke, ideally with improv actors & social media gurus

We're thrilled to partner with PodCamp, not just because it's a great, and free, tech unconference. But because it's an incubator for new ideas, learning, and networking--especially at their famous party. Pitch your session or get your ticket here: http://2013.podcamptoronto.com

DJ Lo (@fastdrvr) will be spinning the tunes at 130 BPM. When tweeting, please use #smcafeto and #pcto13 for our famous Twitter wall (http://www.twaterfall.com).

Speaking at PodCamp?
If you're speaking at PodCamp, and you'd like to give a 60 sec pitch, get in touch with May (@mayola69). If you would like to sponsor our event, get in touch with our organizing committee.

 

PowerPoint karaoke
We're thrilled to announce our star studded lineup of PowerPoint karaoke masters:

(1) Martin Waxman lives in Toronto and works as a social media and communications strategist, He co-founded three PR agencies, blogs at myPALETTE, hosts the Inside PR podcast and can be found on Twitter @martinwaxman. He currently has his own consultancy and an association with Thornley Fallis, has published two books of fiction, been a TV writer for a cancelled variety show, and an ex-journalist, ex-ad guy and ex-standup comedy MC.

(2) Mark Farmer is the Digital Strategist for York University. In previous incarnations he's lead a multi-year web redesign project for the Royal Ontario Museum, social media at Intuit Canada, electronic communications for the Association of Canadian Advertisers and more. Mark is a co-organizer of Social Media Cafe Toronto, founder of the Toronto Museums & Culture Online Collective, and a speaker at such events as PodCamp Toronto, NXNE Interactive, Social Media Week, MyCharityConnects and more. In his spare time he writes and acts for the theatre.

(3) If It Sparkles...I Will Find It. Jarvis Emerald is a Daily Video Blogger that has his ear to the Local Ground, hitting the streets in a unique fashion that has tested the boundaries of  mobile blogging. Since starting his blog in 2010, Jarvis has uploaded over 500 videos, been a guest speaker and volunteer at WORD11 24 hr Blogging Festival and this year will be holding a session at PodCamp 2013 for his first time. In the past he has also piloted the DUB HUB as a Livestream host in Kensington Market, which appeared in the GridTO in less than one month of operation. "Every day is an Adventure, and I'm taking you with me."

(3) Sofia Stefou, MBA is the digital strategist/producer/owner at Sofina Media and comes with over 6 years experience in producing short form videos for the web. In addition to her work as a producer, Sofia also brings with her previous work experience in sales and marketing for large and small organizations.  Sofia has an undergraduate degree in Marketing Management from Ryerson University as well as an MBA in media management also from Ryerson University. In addition to her works with clients, Sofia also teaches Analytics at Centennial College’s Interactive Digital Media program. She is also an actor and is very comfortable with improve so consider yourself warned!

 

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  • Brian C.

    Had a great discussion with Geoff Webb about setting up an un-conference for one of our upcoming events.

    2 · March 19, 2013

    • Glenda F.

      I received a notification of your comment - is this something I could participate in? [masked]

      March 19, 2013

  • Debbie H.

    I can't believe its already time for #PCTO13! Thankfully all the sessions I'm presenting are on Sunday, when it will be a little more relaxed, and I can just attend and enjoy tomorrow.

    February 22, 2013

  • Brian C.

    As usual, lots of fun and I'm feeling a bit wiser.

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Eden S.

      Are you presenting tomorrow? I've been told your sessions are not to be missed. ;)

      2 · February 22, 2013

  • Sinthuja J.

    It was nice meeting everyone! Here's our event review: http://blog.noisedigital.com/?p=330

    February 22, 2013

  • Jarvis E.

    See you guys tomorrow at PodCamp. Come to the Easy and Beautiful Video Blogging Seminar at 12 if you are interested in this area...or just want a good alternative to writing. See you then.

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    Well.... That was fun!

    2 · February 22, 2013

  • Lucy

    Sociable atmosphere

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Geri S.

    My face hurts I laughed so much tonight. Great karaoke and music!

    3 · February 22, 2013

  • Glenda F.

    Fabulous - great networking with lots of inspiring, knowledgable social media mavens. Wish attendees at the back of room had shut up and listened to the presenters, tho. Rude :>(

    2 · February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys, I'll be at the next one for sure tho

    February 21, 2013

  • viorica

    Too bad I can't make tonight . Hope to find another great event.

    February 21, 2013

  • Eden S.

    Sorry I'm unable to attend tonight. It sounds like a great time.

    February 21, 2013

  • Glenda F.

    Looking fwd to event but not the trek in this icy cold weather. Hope they serve hot chocolate at the bar. Brrrr. Time to get out the fleecy underwear!

    February 21, 2013

  • Greg

    Last minute emergency. See u next time!

    February 21, 2013

  • Jarvis E.

    Two and a half hours till Kick off. BTW This place is an very beautiful Boutique Hotel, with a spacious wood and glass design, ran by a genuine younger couple who opened it in the last 3 years. Hotel Ocho is perfect for a night like this. See you all soon...

    February 21, 2013

  • Dan L.

    I'm a maybe right now.

    February 20, 2013

  • Jarvis E.

    Some good picks for the Karaoke...Hey Martin, any chance your related to the Al Waxman of Kensington Market?

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Brian C.

    Final shout out to Sofia Stefou, web video pro and PowerPoint Karaoke superstar. Welcome Sofia.

    2 · February 19, 2013

  • Stefan E.

    Looking forward to catching up with Eric Buchegger, Bruce Runions and others.

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Glenda F.

    My plus 1 is Amanda Soriano

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Brian C.

    Ask and ye shall receive. We're thrilled to announce our third PPT Karaoke Mister, Jarvis Emerald.

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Jarvis E.

    See you Guys there. How can we be a part of the Show?

    1 · February 11, 2013

    • Brian C.

      Get in touch Jarvis and I'll give you the lo-down.

      1 · February 13, 2013

    • Jarvis E.

      will do. thanks

      1 · February 14, 2013

  • Brian C.

    We're thrilled to announce PowerPoint karaoke ninja: Mark Farmer.

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Cory P.

    Wish I could clone myself. It's the anniversary of a very close friend's dance studio that night. Enjoy everyone!

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Brian C.

    Thrilled to announce that Martin Waxman will join us for PowerPoint Karaoke. As a social media guru and former comedian, the excitement is mounting.

    4 · February 10, 2013

  • Duane

    Besides Michael Kim, who else is helping major brands?

    February 6, 2013

  • Brad M.

    Andrew Lo sent me.

    2 · February 6, 2013

  • Glenda F.

    will confirm name of guest a.s.a.p.

    1 · February 4, 2013

  • Cory P.

    Looking forward to another great event!

    1 · February 1, 2013

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