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NEXT BIG THING 2017

  • St Louis Hotel 430 8 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 0L7 Canada (map)

8:00 Doors Open: Coffee + Registration


9:00 The Power of Etsy with Jillian Logee

Jillian Logee will discuss the impact of opening an Etsy Shop and the impact it has when consumers shop small. She will be profiling and sharing the experiences of some local makers, and will talk about her own experience as a market organizer for Etsy Canada.

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9:45 The Ins and Outs of Influencer Marketing Panel

Learn about the process of influencer marketing from social media stars and influencer marketing professionals in this fascinating panel.

        Moderated by Mike Morrison


10:15 Coffee + Snack Break


10:25 The Art of the Personal Brand

Mike Payne of thisisfancy.ca will illustrate the importance and art of developing a personal brand. This is a not-to-be-missed session for anyone building their business.

MIKE PAYNE OF THISISFANCY

MIKE PAYNE OF THISISFANCY


11:00 Creating Your Own Dream Job Panel

Want to know what it takes to give up one career path and go down a completely different one? Our five panelists will discuss their process in creating their dream jobs.


11:30 Creative Partnerships: Market Collective + Camp Brand Goods

Ever wonder what it would be like to start a business with your BFF? Or maybe even your significant other? We can't wait for this thought-provoking discussion between two very successful creative partnerships. 


12:15pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Sarah Dubbeldam of Darling

Sarah Dubbeldam founded Darling, a multi-media company that is positively redefining female-driven digital, social and print content in 2011 and serves as CEO of Darling Media and Editor-in-Chief of Darling Magazine. Darling is the only women's magazine that does not retouch women's skin or bodies and seeks to represent all sizes, ages and ethnicities. The cultural phenomenon Sarah has created can be seen in the hashtags #thatsdarling, #darlingmovement and #darlingweekend that have been using more than 15 million times on social media. 

SARAH DUBBELDAM, CEO + EDITOR-IN-CHIEF of DARLING

SARAH DUBBELDAM, CEO + EDITOR-IN-CHIEF of DARLING


1:15 Secrets of Online Business

What is the secret to getting great online sales? Planning out your social media presence? Creating great content and images that make people want to follow through with a purchase? These are all questions that we'd like answers to. Looking forward to our panelists thoughts on the secrets to online business.


1:40 - 10 Ways of Optimizing Creativity with Kelly Hofer

Photographer Kelly Hofer shares his tips for optimizing creativity. 

KELLY HOFER

KELLY HOFER


2:20 Ice Cream Break with Made by Marcus

Special thanks to sponsor Made by Marcus for this afternoon sugar high! 

Special thanks to sponsor Made by Marcus for this afternoon sugar high! 


2:30 Content Creation Panel

Learn about how to keep up with your content creation with these four talented bloggers and writers. Get the scoop on editorial calendars, planning content while travelling and publishing tips.


3:00 How Businesses Can Use Influencer Marketing with Jessica Fralick

Learn how to work with influencers to help spread the word about your business. 

JESSICA FRALICK

JESSICA FRALICK


3:30 Afternoon Keynote: THE STORY OF MANDY STOBO

Mandy Stobo, the artist behind BadPortraits, shares her inspiring story. 

Mandy Stobo, the artist behind BadPortraits, shares her inspiring story. 


4:30 After Party!