Social Media Breakfast #38 Edmonton

Social Media Breakfast #38 Edmonton


Friday, November 28
8:30 AM


Friday, November 28
10:30 AM

Social Media Breakfast Edmonton Presents:

You & MEdia

SMBYEG is brining together a panel of producers, news directors, current and former reporters, and other media aficionados for an informal, fireside chat with some of Edmonton's brightest media minds. Come out and take this opportunity to learn how to get your story told in today's fast-paced newsroom.

Social Media Breakfast Edmonton (SMBYEG) #38 

When: November 28, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

Where: Startup Edmonton HQ - Mercer Building Suite 301, 10359 - 104 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5J 5G5 

Cost: FREE! There is no fee to attend Social Media Breakfasts 

Meet this Month's Panel 

Karen Unland co-founded and leads Capital Ideas, a project for Postmedia in which business owners help business owners by sharing what they know. They do so at live events, online and in the pages of the Edmonton Journal and the Calgary Herald. She worked at the Journal for 14 years, first as a reporter, then as various kinds of editor, and finally as the editor in charge of, before quitting to teach and consult. You can find her on Twitter @karenunland or you can connect with her on LinkedIn. She also does an weekly roundup of Edmonton blog posts on her Tumblr.

Brenton Driedger has spent eight years working in radio newsrooms, most of them earning a living wage. While he's covered everything from hostage-takings to fundraisers, his highlights are still election nights and "job numbers days." In his two years as assistant news director at 630 CHED and iNews880 [for the Corus radio network], Brenton has deleted more emails without reading them than he would like to admit. He spends his weekends wrestling with his two little boys and trying to finish building his garage. Greasy breakfasts are his love language. You can find him on Twitter @dreedge.

Jason Halbauer What do you get when you mix the computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey and a famous skate company? Jason Halbauer (get it?) has been working in media for eight years, mostly in TV. He works as a Segment Producer for Breakfast Television where he does fun stuff like rap with Maestro Fresh Wes on live TV. He also has a regular "tips and tricks" segment called Easy Does it where he mostly just hurts himself. He's also the guy to get in touch with if you want to get on BT. You can find him on Twitter @jasonhalb

Laura Osman is a professional journalist and city hall reporter for CBC Edmonton. She has worked as a producer and reporter across platforms and across Canada. You can find her on Twitter @LauraOsmanCBC

Meet this Month's Breakfast Sponsor

Special thanks to Bluetrain for providing the caffeination and breakfast goodies. 

Learn more about them and what they are up to on:

Website: www.bluetrain.caTwitter: Google+:

Sponsor a Social Media Breakfast Today!

SMBYEG continues to promote digital literacy in the Edmonton Capital Region with the support of our generous sponsors. Sponsors are the lifeblood of SMBYEG, and the reason why we can afford to keep our monthly breakfast free for our attendees. Each month we need a financial donor to help nourish the bodies of our attendees, while our amazing speakers nourish their minds!

For the low, low cost of $295 you can sponsor a breakfast, help us achieve our mission, and get some great publicity.

Contact or tweet @SMBYEG for more information.

Special thanks toStartup Edmontonfor providing the venue.


SMBYEG is a place where anyone, inexperienced, or otherwise, can assemble to learn, cultivate, and celebrate Edmonton's dynamic social media community.

Guest speakers are invited to share their experience and expertise of social media use, followed by an opportunity to network with a community of like-minded individuals.

Engage and Connect With Us! @SMBYEG #SMBYEG

We Are Open to New Connections and Partnerships!

Want to work with us in some way, provide a lead on a sponsor, or tell us about another potential speaker? Reach out to your SMBYEG committee members!

Please feel free to contact any of the SMBYEG committee members:

Evan Adnams - @eadnams

Jacqui Fraser - @SavageTiner

Steven Hodges - @HedgeHodge

Tammy Lee - @tammalee

Peter Wegren - @PeterWegren


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Startup Edmonton
10363 104 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 5G5

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