International #HootTour- Tokyo, New York, Madrid ~ Oh My!
With winter just around the corner, hockey season starting up and snow falling in the mountains above HootSuite HQ, we find our speaking Owls knee deep in HootSuite events.
In the last Event Round-up, we were in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Virtual Space. Taking HootSuite stories to audiences at Gravity Summit, ITEXPO and Dreamforce. In this month’s round-up, we’ll show you where our Owls were in attendance as well as give you a sneak peak into where we’re headed next.
Where We’ll Be Hooting
Moving forward through time, we’re sending HootSuiters out to more conferences in more locations. Check out the posts below to see if there will be an Owl in your nest this month.
Keep a sharp eye out for Owly at this Japanese conference taking place in Tokyo. This is the 3rd time this interactive advertising and digital marketing exhibition has been held in Japan. Last year they saw over 10,000 attendees within two days and this year they’re expecting more of the same.
Along with Owly, we’ll be sending Matt Switzer, VP of Corporate Development at HootSuite. We’ll also be reaching out to our Japanese friends to continue building relationships, so if you see him around feel free to say hi and bug him for some #HootKits.
If you want to work with HootSuite in Japan, follow this link: http://ow.ly/6VpQW to learn more.
This year, New York will be hosting Pivot Conference: The Rise of the Social Consumer. This conference is spearheaded by Brian Solis who is also the Conference Producer. HootSuite has been named the “official” Twitter platform for Pivot so follow @PivotCon for all the latest updates.
Pivot Con takes place during Social Week that hosts 24 events over 6 days through October 16-21. For those at Social Week interested in a little more relaxed environment, check out the Social Week cocktail party. HootSuite will be helping to put this event on so make sure you drop by for some refreshing bevies.
Web Congress Madrid
Our very own Daniel Robles has been uprooted from the HootSuite HQ in Vancouver to work from Spain and in doing so he’ll be speaking at WebCongress in Madrid. This networking conference is bringing in some heavy hitters with Google, Blackberry, and Bwin.com sending speakers to the event.
Vancouver Enterprise Forum
Vancouver Enterprise Forum hosts eight premium networking events that involve in depth discussions in the local Vancouver area. This specific event will be geared toward “Freemium – Free-conomics and Monetization“. HootSuite CEO, Ryan Holmes, will be one of three CEO’s speaking about frontline battles with earning money from your startup.
Also speaking at the event will be Alex Sakiz, CEO of Gamerizon, Fred Speckeen CEO of Advanced Econonmic Research Systems Inc. and Terapeak, as well as Eric Diep from A Thinking Ape. For those in the Vancouver area looking for some real world conversation about earning cash for your business, this is event is a must.
Where We’ve Been Hooting
Here’s a quick recap of the events we attended in the past month.
Social Media Week: Real Estate Track
Bocar Dia rocked the house during Social Media week in Vancouver with a presentation on Social Strategy for Real Estate Agents. During this session, Bocar was joined by @SJagger, @thinktomdotcom, @debra11, @KyeGrace, @sdd, and @cliffstevenson. There were some great stories and tactics shared amongst real estate agencies from all around the area.
Check out some of the post-event Blogs here:
Ubertor | ScottDawson.ca | CB Bain | TLC Rant and Rave
Next on the #HootTour was Greg Gunn‘s presentations at Digital East, the event counterpart to Digital West. Here he spoke at two different sessions. The first was on Social Media Tactics: Monitoring and Measuring at Digital East’s pre-conference event. The second was on how to Use Tools to Mine Social Media Gold.
Greg nailed both topics and his presentation on Social Media Tactics: Monitoring and Measuring hit the front page of SlideShare within minutes of taking the stage. Twitter was also a buzz with Tweets about Gregs presentation.
Social Media for Government
This meetup in Victoria, BC played host to Dave Olson, Director of Marketing at HootSuite. The event’s focus was on how governments can utilize the social media revolution to build communities and share stories. Dave curated an extensive talk during the program, which resulted in some stimulating conversation centred around his presentation. You can view the presentation here: Community Building Making Friends, Sharing Stories.
Keeping it in true Canadian style, Dave walked out the door of HootSuite HQ and flew out to Victoria in a float plane provided by local airline Harbor Air. Owly, also made the trip and had a hand in flying the plane. Luckily Owly is a natural pilot and everyone on the flight landed without a hitch.
For the past five years, MeshWest has provided Western Canada with a series of conferences centered on how the Web is changing how we live, work, and play. HootSuite’s Scott Walker joined the conversation in Edmonton where he sat on a panel with Allyson Simpson from Osum Oil Sands, to discuss social media programs and the tactics Canadian business are attempting.
Resident speaking pro and HootSuite Enterprise Educator, Kemp Edmonds, attended Impact99 in Sqaumish, BC. Impact99 is an innovative HR conference about the convergence of social technologies and HR.
Here Kemp moderated the main panel discussion on social media and HR, as well as coached teams of 8. The team element of the event was a competition where the teammates were tasked with trying out certain social media and technology Tools. Kemp’s team created a fictional recruiting video for a fictional company.They played off of Mad TV’s recurring sketch about a dating service called “Lowered Expectations“.
Keep Your Eye on the Owl
If you’re looking for a way to keep up on where HootSuite is speaking next, the best way to stay updated is on the HootSuite Events page. Also, follow @HootSuiteEvents for the latest on HootSuite event news and speaking content.