Join us and our host Mr. Fabulous (Ryan Massel) at The Rocky Mountain Social Summit is a one-day strategic communications summit designed for businesses looking to take their social media and public relations efforts to new heights. Participants will receive practical tips on how to efficiently and effectively manage modern communications in the digital world, as well as insights from industry experts with decades of experience. 


Lunch will be included with your ticket and the event will conclude with a networking session and cash bar. 



March 5, 2019

7:00 pm

Industry Party at Canalta Lodge

Exclusive VIP event with Class Act DJ.


March 6, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

Join us for complimentary continental breakfast.


9:00 - 9:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions


9:30 - 10:00 AM

Olympians David Ford and Kelly VanderBeek

‘Take Me Somewhere’ - A behind the scenes look from both sides of the fence


10:00 - 10:45 AM

Instagram Panel

How to use Instagram to promote your brand

Lizzie MacNeill of

Annie Graham of XO Treatment Room

Brett Robinson of Big Brother, Season 20

Peter Pilarski of Cannabiz Social - Moderator


10:45 - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

Thank you to Double E. Motors for sponsoring this coffee break!


11:00 - 11:45 AM

Gabe Villamizar - Global Sales Evangelist at Lucidchart

‘7 Social Media Engagement Hacks to Close More Deals’


11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch and Keynote

Thank you to Alberta Blue Cross for sponsoring lunch!

Sunshine Chen of Storybuilders

‘The Big Story in Small Stories’

Cameron Brown of Thriving Collective

‘The Power of Relationships and the Psychology of Social Selling’


1:00 - 1:45 PM

Experiential Coaching Sessions

A hands on approach to learning and creating content from our experts.

Maria Koutsogiannis of Food By Maria

‘The Art of Creating Amazing Content’

Randy Milanovic of Kayak Online Marketing

‘Experiential Learning: Done-With-You Service Delivery’


1:45 - 2:00 PM

Coffee Break

Thank you to Pam Doyle Photography for sponsoring this coffee break!


2:00 - 2:45 pm

Speaker Breakout Sessions

Choose between 2 industry leaders and learn how they are making a strategic difference in their company by maximizing their social media potential.

Stewart Moffatt of Pursuit

‘Generating & Measuring Digital High-Fives’

Tony Rino of Husky Energy

‘Net New Husky Energy Takes its First Steps in Social Media’


2:45 - 3:00 PM

BooTy® Session with Tara Newbigging


3:00 - 3:45 PM

Panel Breakout Sessions

-Influencer Panel-

Meet online influencers and learn how to perfect your pitch so you offer exactly what they are looking for in their next story

Ryan Massel (Mr. Fabulous) of

Jasmin Shannon of

Kristin “Kiki” Davies of

Christina Pilarski of CIPR Communications - Moderator

- Women in Tech Panel -

Learn tips, tricks, and practical advice from powerhouse women making impact in the field of communications and marketing

Kelly Steward of Swoop Airlines

Michelle Berg of Elevated

Tara Newbigging of BooTy®

Stacey Krolow of Meet Pepper

Stephanie O’Brien of Carmella Consulting - Moderator


3:45 - 4:00 PM

Snack Break

Sponsorship is still available for this opportunity


4:00 - 5:00 PM

Peter and Dalene Heck of Hecktic Travels and Hecktic Media

‘The Science of Story Telling’


5:00 - 5:15 PM

Wrap Up


5:15 PM


Thank you to Three Sisters Landscape Company for sponsoring the cocktail hour!





Mr. Fabulous (Ryan Massel)


Ryan Massel is the founder of the multi-award-winning lifestyle blog

In addition to his personal blog, he has been a regular contributor for a number of online and print publications such as WHERE, Tourism Calgary and

When he's not writing, he can be found regularly appearing on some of Canada’s top networks morning shows such as Global Weekend, CTV Morning Live and Breakfast Television.

And of course, his multi-media path wouldn’t be complete without radio, where he shares his stories with CBC Calgary and Mix 96.5 in Halifax.