The conference that keeps Canadian digital marketers and communications professionals ahead of the trends and at the top of their game... is moving online.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, SocialatHome has set the standard for what a virtual conference can be. Our events are the opportunity to ensure your company’s digital voice is ready for whatever 2022 might bring. It's time we look forward. Let's do it together. Tap into your audiences, dig into your analytics, and push beyond your comfort zone to power your strategies, up your tactical game, and deliver results.
For the past five years, SocialWest, SocialEast and SocialCentral have brought thousands of people together, and with SocialAtHome Summit, we’ll be continuing to offer unprecedented opportunities for networking and professional development, just from the safety of your home.
What to Expect
A choice of three different speaker experiences every 45 minutes.
Advanced virtual conference experience with online networking and community-building.
Access to recorded sessions for 30 days, so you don’t miss a moment (available as an optional add-on).
Speaker Bio: Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva and the creator of Guy Kawasaki’sRemarkable Peoplepodcast. He is an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley), and adjunct professor of theUniversity of New South Wales. He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of theWikimedia Foundation. He has written Wise Guy, The Art of the Start 2.0,The Art of Social Media,Enchantment, andeleven other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from UCLA, and an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Speaker Bio: Jeff Ward
Jeff founded Animikii in 2003 and has orchestrated and managed its growth ever since. Everything Jeff does in business is geared towards uplifting his family, communities and Indigenous Peoples. He is Ojibwe and Métis, originally from Manitoba, and now lives and works in Victoria, BC on Lekwungen territory. Jeff is a web designer, software developer, author, and speaker. He also serves as a board member for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).
Speaker Bio: Prasanna Ranganathan
Prasanna Ranganathan (B.A. (Saskatchewan), J.D. (Victoria), LL.M. (Columbia Law School)) has worked as a lawyer, diversity and inclusion leader, speaker, and social media strategist. He is currently the Senior Lead of Diversity and Belonging at Shopify leading the development of Shopify’s Global Diversity and Belonging Strategy. He previously served as Senior Legal Counsel at the Independent Street Checks Review, Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice Canada, Senior Special Advisor at Federal Judicial Affairs Canada, a labour and employment lawyer in private practice, and as an advisor at the United Nations Development Programme. A contributor to HuffPost, CBC, and Oprah.com, Prasanna has designed social media campaigns for film studios and high-profile media leaders including Arianna Huffington and Oprah Winfrey. He is an Associate Producer of Dream, Girl, a documentary on women entrepreneurs that premiered at the Obama White House in May 2016. A social media & red carpet correspondent, Prasanna has covered the red carpets at the 2019 Academy Awards, the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the 2018 CTV Upfront. Proudly claiming his identity as an LGBTQ2+ racialized (South Asian) person with a disability (legal blindness), Prasanna is a seasoned speaker on diversity and inclusion, speaking at: the 2017 Walrus Talks Canada 150 Tour, the annual Toronto International Film Festival inclusion and accessibility training, and the 2019 International Women’s Day Summit on Parliament Hill in Canada.
Speaker Bio: Andrea Brown
Andrea Brown is a native New Yorker and seasoned multimedia sales leader with over 14 years experience representing top global brands including BET, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and eBay among others. She relocated to SF upon joining Google in 2018 to manage the global Facebook Brand business. Today, she is Head of Industry, TechB2B coaching a high-performing Account team to unlock strategic partnerships and drive sustainable growth rooted in client objectives.
Speaker Bio: Jeff Lancaster
Jeff Lancaster is the Head of Agency Partnerships for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Canada, helping the world’s biggest agencies and their clients harness the power of LinkedIn’s platform.
Speaker Bio: Yen Conrod Tran
Yen is an award-winning marketer with over a decade of experience in the Canadian advertising industry. She joined Pinterest in 2021 as the first business marketing lead for Canada to build awareness of Pinterest’s value as an ads and shopping platform.
Speaker Bio: Neil Cameron
As Head of Canadian Agency Partnerships, Neil Cameron is responsible for overseeing TikTok’s relationships with agency partners in Canada, designing marketing strategies for some of the world’s largest brands to leverage and engage with TikTok’s community of creators.
Speaker Bio: Michelle Slater
Michelle Slater is an award-winning marketer, with 20 years of leadership experience in strategy development, consulting and execution within social, digital and traditional marketing disciplines for both B2B and B2C audiences. As the Head of Business Marketing at Twitter Canada, Michelle leads the strategic planning and execution of cross-channel marketing campaigns to drive awareness and adoption of Twitter with Fortune 100 brands in Canada. Prior to joining Twitter, Michelle pioneered social media marketing at RBC. Michelle is an avid runner, a marathon coach and she is also an event co-lead of the North America chapter of Twitter Women, an employee resource group to advance women in technology.
Speaker Bio: Christopher Doyle
Christopher Doyle is the Managing Director of Nextdoor, the neighbourhood app. A strong leader and advocate for using social media for good, Christopher previously served as the Head of Partnerships for Twitter Canada. He has also held leadership positions at Canadian media companies including the CBC.
Speaker Bio: Kevin Parent
I've been with Ottawa Public Health since 2018. I graduated from Carleton University with a major in Communications and a minor in Sociology. I am perpetually tired due to doing public health comms during a pandemic whilst having 3 kids (including a newborn). I am a ginger.
Speaker Bio: Carol Cain
Carol Cain is a Brooklyn native, by way of the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. She has a degree in Communications, a career she focused on before venturing into the world of travel. It was this work that convinced her that she wanted to address the lack of representation and diversity in marketing and media. So in 2017, she launched her branding and social media marketing agency, Brave World Media.
"Optimize your customer email communications: Integrating two great channels for better performance."Catherine Henry Marketing Manager, Enterprise Marketing
Speaker Bio: Tanisha Cherry
Tanisha Cherry is a content creator who keeps the average millennial woman in mind. Outside of content creation, you can find Tanisha lending her influencer marketing knowledge on Clubhouse, YouTube, and her podcast The Cherry Lounge Podcast.
Speaker Bio: Alicia Taggio
With over a decade of experience in the social marketing space, Alicia loves to guinea pig new ideas and drive innovation. Today she works with some of the biggest names in sports, music & entertainment; leveraging data and analytics to drive results that will make senior leadership teams turn their heads.
The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Marketer EditionSusan Charles Brand Strategy Lead
Speaker Bio: Steve Falk
A creative, marketing industry stalwart – Steve Falk understands how communication channels work together for the best, measurable results.
For the last ten years Steve has been the owner of Prime Data, a growing marketing technology company that specializes in highly personalized and targeted printed mail. Prime Data has twice been recognized for growth and innovation by Canada Post and twice received recognition as an Employee Recommended Workplace by The Globe and Mail and Morneau Sheppell.
Speaker Bio: Chad Neufeld
Chad leads marketing for Chaordix, operating across brand, product, growth and customer marketing. He's a big advocate for (and member of) online communities and the real-world community of the Calgary Beltline.
Speaker Bio: Samantha Vlasceanu
Samantha Vlasceaunu, The TikTok Coach (@thetiktokcoachsamv) is on a mission to convince businesses and brands that TikTok is not just for teenagers! She is an entrepreneur, mom of two, and TikTok coach. Sam is rapidly becoming the go-to source for learning the app and teaching businesses/brands how to grow followers and convert them into paying customers. When COVID-19 hit, her business (@travelingmunchkin) had to shut down and she had to pivot - FAST. That's when she realized that she'd been using TikTok all along and had grown her following to over 125k in just months. Light bulb moment: Maybe she should be teaching others how to do that too! Fast forward to today and Sam works with social media strategists, parents, accountants, lawyers, fitness trainers - you name it... Beyond the tips and tricks (which she is a wizard at) she helps businesses learn how to use this rapidly growing app as a sales funnel for their business.
Speaker Bio: Fatima Zaidi
Fatima Zaidi is the CEO and co-founder of Quill Inc., the world’s first one-stop marketplace where podcasters can find pre-vetted expert freelancers who will save them time, improve their podcast quality, and help grow their audience. With the expertise of veteran technical marketers, unique access to podcasting data, and a CEO that comes from a sales hacking background, she has positioned Quill to be a fast-growing company. As an early adopter, Zaidi saw the promise and opportunity in the podcasting industry. This was only reinforced by her experience in marketing agency roles where clients were increasingly looking for exposure on existing podcasts or had aspirations to start their own.
She is also the owner of the Listen In Conference held in LA that supports brands moving into podcasting.
As a member of the National Speakers Bureau, Fatima has spoken at various events around the world on media and tech trends leading her to keynote on world stages alongside speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk, and most recently Richard Branson. In addition to being a commentator for BNN Bloomberg, she is a frequent contributor to publications including The Globe and Mail, and Huffington Post.
Over the past few years she has won two Top 30 under 30 awards, the Young Professional of the Year by Notable Life, and one of Flare Magazine’s Top 100 Women.
Speaker Bio: Vicky Boudreau
Addicted to emerging trends and tech advancement bicom's CEO & Co-founder Vicky Boudreau is passionate by innovation networking; cross pollinating domain-specific information in an unexpected way to create something new.
Speaker Bio: Charlie Grinnell
Charlie Grinnell is the CEO at RightMetric, a library of data-backed research that shows marketers what's working across the digital landscape. RightMetric provides insights to brands like Interac, lululemon, Red Bull, The North Face, ATB Financial, Earth's Own Food Company, and many more. Before RightMetric, he spent time working in digital marketing at Red Bull, Aritzia, Arc’teryx and Invoke and was named 30 Under 30 by BC Business Magazine in 2019.
Speaker Bio: Lizzie MacNeill
Lizzie MacNeill is a UX Manager at Shopify. Leading a team of content designers, her focus is how to grow Shopify’s audience through product and marketing content strategy. Before Shopify, Lizzie led social media and partnership teams at brands like Later, Hockey Canada, Saje Wellness and Product Hunt.
Speaker Bio: Sean Williams
Big believer in #Brand. #FractionalCMO for many, and 'go to' marketing advisor for others. Work in #B2B, #highered, #retail, #Startup & other sectors.
Speaker Bio: Genevive Savundranayagam
Genevive is the co-founder of Mahara Mindfulness. Before launching Mahara, she spent over 16 years leading marketing and communications for a range of organizations from PR agencies (Smithcom) to non-profit organizations (UNICEF) and financial institutions (TD Bank).
Speaker Bio: Sheba Zaidi
Sheba is the founder of Mahara Mindfulness which she launched in 2020 and the creator of The Human Being Journal which was included in Oprah’s Healthy Living ‘O’ List. Sheba has completed a course on Buddhism and Modern Psychology at Princeton University and has a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University. Aside from Mahara, Sheba has co-founded a wine tour company called The County Wine Tours, based out of Prince Edward County. In her former life she was a communications consultant and has previously interned at the United Nations in NYC. Fun fact: Sheba is followed by Barack Obama and Britney Spears on Twitter.
Speaker Bio: Nithya Ramachandran
Nithya’s spends her days thinking about how business objectives, audiences wants and brand’s stories intersect. She believes that the audience is the hero of a brand’s story and to be relevant, brands have to be passionate, purposeful and human.
Refreshing Your Social Media Strategy: How To Throw Out All Your Hard Work And Start OverAdam Rozenhart Editorial Lead
Refreshing Your Social Media Strategy: How To Throw Out All Your Hard Work And Start OverTyler Butler Social Media Lead
"How to Build Marketing Momentum."Brad Parry Interim President & CEO
Speaker Bio: Maddie Alvarez
Maddie is not your average communicator. She's a social science grad with experience in digital communications, public relations, and research. When she's not working on scroll-stopping content, she's learning about how technology changes human behaviour.
Speaker Bio: Sophie Brooks
As Managing Director of Tug Toronto, Sophie Brooks is a digital marketing powerhouse responsible for client strategy and delivery across the agency. A Tug veteran with 14 years of experience, Sophie has a vast amount of experience in digital media, running campaigns across PPC, SEO, Display and Social Media in a wide range of industries including retail, software, charity, healthcare, education and more.
ModeratorDarian Kovacs Founding Partner
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SocialAtHome Conference Gets Rave Reviews
We were humbled to received rave reviews from attendees of previous SocialAtHome Virtual Conferences. Here are some examples of the comments and ratings we received in a follow-up survey.
- "This is amazing. I attended the last, can't wait for the next." - Kalynn C
- "Best virtual event I’ve ever been to!" - Darian K
- "I like it even MORE than an in-person event." - Jason. M
- "It sparked a lot of new ideas and left me feeling invigorated and inspired" - Sarah W
Over 93% of attendees to the first SocialAtHome virtual conference rated their experience as "Good" or "Excellent".
Over 90% of attendees to the first SocialAtHome virtual conference plan to attend again.
Who Should Attend
SocialAtHome: Summit is ideal for digital marketing, social media or communications professionals who want to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in digital best practices, social customer service, and beyond.Get Updates About Our Next Event
- Communications & Marketing Professionals
- Social Media Managers
- Digital Marketers
- Public Relations Practitioners
- CMOs, VPs of Marketing, and Other Marketing Leaders
- Small Business Owners / Operators
- Communications and Marketing Students
- Content Managers
- Self-represented professionals & artists
- Photographers, videographers, technicians and artists who want to provide services to social media marketers
- Marketing agency staff and leadership