What's a SoCapOtt and Why Will I Be There?

Looking to learn about social media for personal or professional use? Then you'll be interested in knowing that SoCapOtt (or the Social Capital Conference) is coming back to Ottawa this summer, on July 21, 2012 and the speaker line-up is looking great (if I do say so myself ;)

What is Social Capital?

It's a one-day social media conference in Ottawa bringing together (as the site puts it)
social media industry’s most engaging experts who will share best practices, personal journeys and strategic wisdom with an audience of social media pupils, both intermediate and advanced.
SoCapOtt looks like a great opportunity to learn and network with folks who work with social media.

Who should go?

Last year's line-up was well suited for social media n00bs, but with the new content streams, it looks like they are hoping to appeal to a broader audience. The conference will have content for 4 audiences:
  • personal
  • small business
  • professional
  • gov/non-profit
As Jordan Kent-Baas, from the organizing committee, put it:
"Social Capital promises to be an inspirational and educational day of awesome. The speakers and panelists bring to the table some of the finest social media practitioners available; there will be something for social media fanatics of all levels."

Who will you hear? 

You can check out the full speaker line-up on the SoCapOtt website, but trust me, it's like a who's who of the Ottawa social mediasphere.

Incidentally, I'll be there and I'll be presenting. My topic is social media for non-profits, and it will be based on the work I've been doing over the past few years with Movember and Canada Day Barrhaven. It's part presentation, part workshop so I invite you to bring your non-profit-related questions and we can work through them together.

Registration just opened and early bird tickets are currently available. Hope to see you there!