For those of us interested in social media, it's about finding a community of peers, making connections, learning from and supporting each other.
Social Media Breakfast Ottawa wants to help you do this by bringing you interesting, entertaining and timely speakers along with lots of real networking time over our (mostly) monthly breakfasts.
What's the event format?
We'll keep the event to 90 minutes, focusing on providing attendees with opportunities to meet each other. To spark conversation and discussion, we feature a guest speaker!
7:30 AM Arrival, light breakfast & networking
8:00 AM Guest speaker
8:20 AM Q & A
8:30 AM Announcements & more networking
9:00 AM We're done! On with your day . . .
Who's speaking this month?
We've got Tara Hunt joining us for Breakfast 11!
A bit about Tara . . .
I'm not sure how much of an introduction missrogue needs! Just in case, here is her bio borrowed from her new book's (The Whuffie Factor) promo site:
Tara 'missrogue' Hunt has spent the past fifteen years online, either participating in or building communities. From the first wave of online marketing as it emerged in the late 90's while in Canada all the way to being a pioneer of new marketing in Silicon Valley in 2005, leading the wave into Web 2.0: the participatory web. She has been practicing her unconventional views on marketing for over 10 years now, for small to large companies and clients ranging from Oil & Gas to Consumer Products to Technology to Non-Profits.
Tara understands how the participatory web is changing all of our relationships: B2C, B2B and C2C. She doesn't believe in pushing messages or creating strong brands, only in the power of building relationships. She co-founded Citizen Agency in 2006 with the mission of teaching her clients how to work more effectively with the communities they serve and how to embrace and adjust to all of the changes in culture businesses are facing and has more recently moved to Montreal to write her next book.
Tara blogs at HorsePigCow, is on Twitter under her superhero name MissRogue, posts a great deal of self-portraits on Flickr, can be located like Carmen Sandiego on Dopplr, is trying to shake her addiction to Facebook, publishes her resume with microformats and is pretty much as open as one can be anywhere online.
Whew! That was probably more than a bit! Want to meet and learn from missrogue? Sign up by selecting the 'Register Now' button!
The fine print . . .
Creating/looking for content? Our event tag is smbottawa
When & Where
SMBOttawa has been organized and hosted by Simon Chen, Rob Lane and Ryan Anderson since 2008. SMBOttawa's breakfast networking events are inspired and have evolved from the Social Media Breakfast concept started by Bryan Person in Boston:
". . . as an almost-monthly event where social media experts and newbies alike come together to eat, meet, share, and learn. Marketers, PR pros, entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, new media fanatics, and online social networkers are all welcome to attend."