SOCIAL SCHOOL KELOWNA

THE COUNTDOWN TO KELOWNA 2018 IS ON.

It’s back, it’s big, and it will transform your business.

WHEN

Wednesday, October 3
9:00am-4:00pm

WHERE

Manteo Resort Waterfront
Hotel – 3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC

WHO

Entrepreneurs, marketers,
business owners & beyond

This unforgettable one-day event will transform the way you promote your brand, market your business and grow your success.

Social School Kelowna will once again feature a stellar line-up of hands-on workshops covering the most timely social media and digital marketing topics, and all the tools, tactics, insights and ideas you could possibly need to take your business to incredible new heights in the weeks, months and years ahead.

After a full day of learning and launching you into action, we’ll end with a game-changing panel of local innovators and entrepreneurs who are not just influencing their industries, but disrupting them top to bottom.

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INDUSTRY EXPERTS AT YOUR DOOR

The Okanagan’s largest social media, digital marketing and small business innovation conference.

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ESSENTIAL MODERN MARKETING SKILLS

Learn today’s most essential trends, tips, ideas and insights to grow your brand and expand your business.

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TIMELY TOOLS, TACTICAL TIPS

Immediately implementable sales and marketing tools, templates and case studies to keep you moving forward.

7
SESSIONS
5
EXPERT PANELISTS
230
SEATS
1
DAY

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PREPARE TO BE INSPIRED BY THE POWER OF MODERN MARKETING

AGENDA

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7:30-8:45am – REGISTRATION

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.

9:00-9:50am – SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

Prepare to properly audit your current social media platforms and presence, nail down the ideal themes and categories from which to create brilliant content for your social feeds, blog, e-newsletter and beyond, and learn how to map out a plan for maximizing your online exposure, reach and resources over the coming year.

10:00-10:50am – FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS

Discover the top tools for promotion and amplification of your incredibly compelling Facebook content, learn how to affordably boost your posts to custom target audiences, and discover the most effective ways get seen and heard by the right people at the right time.

11:00-11:50am – INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS

Learn how to build a beautiful Instagram feed, powerfully use the platform for business growth, and boost your visibility to entirely new audiences. Prepare to master the essentials of photo and video sharing, and see the reach and resonance of your images improve immensely as a result.

11:50am-12:10pm – LIVE Q&A

Your chance to address the experts with any social media or digital marketing-related question or query, receive a quick audit of your social feeds or platform presence, and glean additional insights on the topics at hand.

12:10-1:00pm – LUNCH BREAK

Grab a bite at Manteo Resort's award-winning Smack DAB restaurant, or duck into one of the many cafes and restaurants along Lakeshore Rd.

1:00-1:50pm – CREATING KILLER CONTENT

Gain imperative insight into the essential components of today's most compelling written and visual content, learn how to weave captivating campaigns into your day-to-day posts, and understand what's behind the photos, videos and viral content your audience loves to consume, and lives to share.

2:00-2:50am – SOCIAL MEDIA SCHEDULING & AUTOMATION

Learn the landscape of today’s top social media scheduling tools, understand how automating your posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is integral to your online success, and how and where planned vs. live content comes into play. Bonus learn: pre-boosting your Facebook posts to custom audiences before they go live.

2:50-3:10pm – NETWORKING BREAK

Mix and mingle with your fellow conference attendees, make new friends, partners and supporters, and share your favourite learns.

3:10-4:00pm – ENTREPRENEURS & INNOVATORS PANEL

Prepare to cap off your day of jam-packed learning by listening in on the wins, losses and secrets of success of a range of Kelowna's most seasoned business owners, socially-savvy entrepreneurs and successful innovators of our time. This guided Q&A will leave you fully inspired to launch into action and put the learns of the day into play.

Custom-built for today's savvy business owner, entrepreneur and marketing professional, Social School Kelowna is the only conference of its kind.

PANEL SPEAKERS

Stay tuned – 2018 will bring a fresh crop of local leaders, doers and disruptors to the Social School Kelowna stage, all of who have built entrepreneurial empires and bootstrapped their way to online marketing success.

In 2017, we were honoured to host the likes of:

William Walczak
Director, Hiilite

Through a combined passion for technology, brand and business, William believes that maximum potential is achieved only when the right technology works in concert with the brightest creative minds. As Director of Hiilite, Will aims to empower those around him to achieve their best results.

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Joanna Schlosser
Marketing Manager, Accelerate Okanagan
Proprietor, Niche Wine Company

Over the past decade, Joanna has worked with multimillion-dollar brands like luluelmon athletica and startups like Luvo Inc. as a creative, digital and editorial strategist. Joanna is passionate about dynamic content and intuitive user experience that promotes brand presence both on and offline. Joanna also owns and operates a boutique winery in West Kelowna with her husband James, making her AO’s resident wine expert.

Kyle Nixon
President, BNA Brewing

Born and raised in Kelowna, Kyle cares deeply about this community and the people in it. Hospitality is the way he communicates that passion – through great beer, delicious food, and engaging conversation. Extending that conversation to an online space was a big step but he’s never looked back!

Tina Walczak - Social School Kelowna

Tina Walczak
Chief Design Officer, Hiilite

At Hiilite, Tina beautifully combines her passion for design with keen business focus. Creating innovative and detailed work that pushes boundaries, Tina is committed to producing strong brands for clients that accurately captures their overall business strategy. Her credentials speak for themselves, but Tina craves challenge and never lets herself get too comfortable.

PARTNERS

Social School Kelowna is proudly made possible with the help of our partners, sponsors and pals.

Care to join the ride? We’d love to have you!

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Been searching for a reason to book a stay at the stunning Manteo Resort on the shores of Okanagan Lake? Now’s your chance.

Download the Manteo Resort guest room info sheet for all you need to know about room types and reservations.

From there, take advantage of our exclusive Social School Kelowna room rates, indulge in the amenities and see you at the event!

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

There has never been a better time to invest in your brand and business