Introducing

SOCIAL SCHOOL SASKATOON 2017

WHEN

Wednesday, April 18
9:00am-4:00pm

WHERE

TCU Place, Saskatoon
35 22 St. East

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 Saskatoon will 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 2017 and beyond.

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.

REGISTER

2018 Pre-Sale

PREPARE TO BE INSPIRED BY THE POWER OF MODERN MARKETING

INDUSTRY EXPERTS AT YOUR DOOR

The world-class social media, digital marketing and small business innovation conference Saskatchewan has been waiting for.

ESSENTIAL BUSINESS SKILLS

Learn today’s most essential skills, ideas, info and insights to expand your reach, grow your brand and expand your business.

TIMELY TOOLS, TACTICAL TIPS

Immediately implementable sales and marketing tools for today’s entrepreneurs, marketing professionals and small business owners.
6
WORKSHOPS
5
EXPERT PANELISTS
200
SEATS
1
DAY

2017 AGENDA

Stay tuned for our 2018 agenda.

Social School Saskatoon

7:00-8:45am – 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 media, 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 & INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS

Seamlessly port your page into Facebook Business Manager – the #1 tool in the modern marketer's toolbox, learn how to build a beautiful feed across both Facebook and Instagram with examples and inspirations, and boost your visibility to current clientele and new prospects alike.

11:00-11:50am – 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.

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

Duck out for a bite at neighbouring Midtown Plaza shopping centre, or at one of dozens of nearby cafes and restaurants

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.

2:00-2:50pm – FACEBOOK ADVERTISING

Get ready to discover the top tools and best practices for promotion and amplification of your social media content, learn how to effectively boost your posts to custom target audiences, and discover the most effective ways get your branded content and communications materials seen and heard by the right people at the right time.

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 Saskatoon'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 Saskatoon is the only conference of its kind.

2017 PANEL SPEAKERS

Hear from local leaders, doers and disruptors who’ve built entrepreneurial empires and bootstrapped their way to online marketing success.

The Justin and Greg Show #TJAGS
Panel Moderators, co-founders Pidgeon Social

Two smart, funny guys (one good looking) making a difference in the world one Facebook Live episode at a time, straight from Saskatoon.

Jana & Melissa
Founders, Swank Shoe Lounge

Meet Melissa and Jana – the dynamo blonde-brunette duo who are changing the province one fashionable piece of footwear (paired with a perfect accessory, of course) at a time. It was their mutual love of shoes and all things aesthetically pleasing that brought them together, and their commitment to empowering women that keeps them moving forward as the proud owners of not one, but two bustling locations of Saskatchewan’s ultimate destination for showstopping shoes, and an online store to boot.

Chad Reynolds
Media Specialist, Tourism Saskatoon
Partner & Producer, The Golden Media Company

Videographer, photographer, marketer and musician, Chad boasts close to a decade of social media management experience. He currently serves as the esteemed Media Specialist for Tourism Saskatoon, while flexing his entrepreneurial muscles as owner of The Golden Media Company, which specializes in cutting-edge content creation and video production.

Asif Moola
Owner, Momentum Clothing

Asif is the team lead at Momentum, a successfully renowned sneaker and fashion boutique in Saskatoon. He holds degrees in both marketing and economics from The University of Saskatchewan, and opened Momentum as a specialty shop in 2000, continuing to move it to the forefront as a premier retailer in Saskatoon. While Momentum stocks some of the most sought after sneakers in Canada, Asif packs an endless supply of entrepreneurial and marketing insight.

Suzanne Barber 
Digital Strategist
Hillberg & Berk

 Suzanne is a strategy ace, avid book nerd and advocate for rule-breakers, with an educational background that includes a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in English, as well as a Public Relations certificate from the University of Regina. She rocks all things digital at Hillberg & Berk, a purpose-driven prairie-based global brand focused on empowering women through design.

PARTNERS

Social School Saskatoon is proudly made possible with the help of our pals.

Press + Post
Midtown Plaza - Social School Saskatoon
TCU Place - Social School Saskatoon

Care to join the ride as a partner or sponsor? We’d love to have you!

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

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