OMG Social Media Conference
Posted on September 17, 2016
I’m the co-founder of OMG Social Media Conference, an annual one-day conference in downtown Vancouver, focused on simplifying social media for small business owners.
With the constant changes in technology, it can be a challenge for start-ups to navigate the different social media platforms and engage audiences effectively. We want to lend a hand to them by ensuring they have the social media tools and knowledge they need to establish a brand and gain exposure online.
We developed the vision and executed a wildly successful social media conference. The inaugural conference in 2013 had 150 attendees and in 2014 we had 200 attendees.
My co-founder and I managed the entire event planning process by coordinating event logistics, sponsorship, speaker relations, finances, social media, graphic design, ticket sales and PR with a team of 7 members. I prepared and managed a five figure budget with a successful profit for next year’s event.
We were able to bring on fantastic speakers from organizations such as Whole Foods, Hootsuite, Unbounce, Lululemon, Donnelly Group, TELUS, ING Direct, Vancouver Canucks, and more.