Social Ottawa will forever transform the way you market your business.

Featuring a stellar line-up of how-to talks and hands-on workshops covering the most timely social media and digital marketing tactics, insights and ideas you need to take your business to incredible new heights in 2019 and beyond.

The most hands-on and up-to-speed social and digital marketing conference around.


Learn today’s most tactical skills to grow your brand and expand your business.


Immediately implementable sales and marketing learns and road-tested case studies to keep you moving forward.

Social Ottawa 2019 Conference


LOCATION: Alma Duncan Theatre, Ottawa Art Gallery – 50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa


Grab your event pass, meet your fellow attendees and get ready for an incredible day of learning the most timely marketing skills and launching them into action.

9:00-9:40am – MASTERCLASS: Social & Digital Marketing Strategy

Prepare to learn about the marketing that matters in 2019 and beyond, discover the tactics and tools that are winning from organic posts to paid reach, identify standout opportunities for your business, content and campaigns, and optimize your marketing efforts for maximum ROI in the year ahead.

9:40-10:20am – MASTERCLASS: Killer Content

Gain imperative insight into the essential components of today's most compelling written and visual content, from nailing your brand voice and crafting the perfect post to captivating still photography and can't-miss live video. Not only will you learn what to say, but how, where and when to say it, too.

10:20-10:40am – CONNECTION BREAK

Refresh your feed, high-five your neighbour, and get ready for more mad learns.

10:40-11:20am – SOCIAL STUDIES: Facebook Front and Back

Discover which Facebook content far outperforms the rest, the data insights that matter, top tools for promotion and amplification of your posts, how to affordably boost your content to custom audiences, and the most effective ways to drive actions and conversions using Facebook Business Manager.

11:20am-12:00pm – SOCIAL STUDIES: Epic Instagram Insights

Identify how to build a world-class Instagram feed, where to snap and source stunning images for your specific business, how to use the platform to drive meaningful actions and powerfully boost your brand to entirely new audiences. Learn how to drive engagement using Instagram stories, live video, Instagram insights and more.

12:00-1:00pm – LUNCH BREAK

Duck out for a bite and see you back at 1pm, or stick around and further network with your conference neighbours.

1-1:35pm – LEARNING LAB: Email Marketing

Prepare to hear unbridled, road-tested advice on the best campaign building, prospect nurturing, triggered sequencing and email automation practices around, and what the world's leading email marketers are doing to tailor, target and turn subscribers into high converting sales gold.

1:35-2:10pm – LEARNING LAB: Search Optimization

Learn the most effective strategies, techniques and tactics – both paid and unpaid – to increase your website traffic and obtain high-ranking search engine placement. In other words, nine simple ways to immediately increase the overall visibility of your business, no coding or so-called 'expert' outsourcing required.

2:10-2:25pm – BREAKOUT BREAK: Brand Yourself

Mix and mingle with your fellow conference attendees while conceiving of your head-turning, business building tagline, intro statement or elevator pitch.


Get ready to find, capture and curate the perfect photos and video for your ongoing content marketing needs and brilliant social feeds, right from the affordability and familiarity of your mobile phone.

3:00-3:45pm – GET REAL GAMESHOW: Entrepreneurs Edition

Hear from a crop of successful entrepreneurs, dishing the highs, lows and hard-hitting lessons they've encountered along the way. Enjoy it all in the most hilarious, heart-wrenching, lighting speed sound-off you've ever seen.

3:45-4:00pm – THE RALLY: Ten Takeaways

The round-up, the roadmap, the can't-miss summary of favourite tips, tools, tactics and go-forward ideas, ripe for implementation and activation in your own business, no matter your budget, resources or realm. Ready, set, go!
Register Social School Calgary 2018

*Phase 1 denotes early-bird ticket pricing, Phase 2 is regular pricing and Phase 3 are the last remaining tickets, but rest assured that what you’re getting at each phase is the same. Buy early to save some cash and your seat!

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Custom-built for today's savvy business owner, entrepreneur and marketing professional, Social Ottawa will change the way you see the world, and the way the world sees your business.

Social School Calgary Live Guests 2018
Presenting the exciting lineup of leaders, doers and disruptors set to grace the Social Ottawa stage, each of them having built entrepreneurial empires, amassed awe-inspiring followings and skilled their way to modern marketing success.
Chantal Sarkisian – Style Blogger & Influencer, Modexlusive

Chantal Sarkisian (aka Chantsy) is a seasoned Marketing and Communications creative with expertise in Business, Digital Strategy, and Social Media. Chantal is passionate about her roles as a style blogger and Instagram lifestyle influencer. She loves sharing personal stories and is proud to be an Ottawa locavore, a beauty expert, a foodie, and an advocate for the empowerment and representation of plus-size women in the fashion industry. In her not-so-spare time, she juggles being a wife, mom, and shopaholic.


Kyle Smendziuk - Social Ottawa 2019
Kyle Smendziuk – CEO, WebMarketers

Kyle is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of WebMarketers, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto and Kelowna.  In his free time, you’ll find him on the water, racing cars, travelling, or enjoying a craft beer.


Joan Mweu - Social Ottawa 2019 - Shopify
Joan Mweu –Marketing Automation SpecialistShopify

Joan is passionate about making connections in person and in your inbox. A creative and strategic-thinking marketing professional her experience spans across Growth, Lifecycle and Offline Marketing. Her goal is to inspire entrepreneurs to bring their magic to life through engaging and beautifully curated emails with killer subject lines. She is a Marketing Automation Specialist at Shopify and oversees international market growth.


Jared Lebel - Social Ottawa 2019
Jared Lebel– Co-founder & Designer, Salt

A co-founder and designer at Salt, a boutique branding studio, Jared’s background has always been in the arts. A media aficionado and graduated Sound Engineer and Graphic Designer with a passion for illustration and animation, Jared brings his skill for rhythm and boundary-pushing creativity into every design Salt undertakes. He is also an instructor at Algonquin College.


Mallory Rowan - Social Ottawa 2019
Mallory Rowan – Co-FounderLVD Fitness

Mallory Rowan is the co-founder of lifestyle apparel brand LVD Fitness and marketing agency The LVD Brand. She left the corporate life early on to build businesses of her own, and shares the ups and downs through her personal social media accounts.


Stacey Melo - Social Ottawa 2019 Cinnamon Toast
Stacey Melo – Digital StrategistCinnamon Toast

Armed with an education in Multimedia from McMaster University and background in digital marketing and SEO, Stacey supports CT with the collection and analysis of hard data. Her desire to maximize the return on investment for each clients’ advertising dollars is rivaled only by her infectious positivity, while her commitment to staying atop industry trends is the catalyst behind some of CT’s most successful campaigns.


Jaimie Love - The Social School
Jaimie Love – Marketing & Community Manager, Social School

From Instagram to art direction, digital strategy to world-class online ad campaigns, Jaimie loves nothing more than equipping marketers and business owners alike with the modern social skills they need to succeed. A sought-after lead faculty member at Social School, she teaches a badass barre class to boot.


Kelly Doody - The Social School
Kelly Doody – Founder & CEO, Social School

Kelly is a journalist-turned-digital marketing junkie, and is committed to connecting the top marketing trends and tools with the entrepreneurs and innovators who need them most. She rarely stops talking about the knowledge share community that is marketing today, and tears up when she thinks about Social School’s role in it.


Donna Vecino - The Social School
Donna Vecino – Event Manager, Social School

Donna is passionate about developing communities and support organizations that seek to create a positive societal impact, while creating spaces for people to gather and become cultural change-makers. At Social School, she connects people for purpose, and empowers communities to learn, grow and succeed on all fronts.


Social School Partners 2018 Calgary
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There has never been a better time to invest in your brand and business