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2019

Speakers

Learn from the experts on all things social media and marketing. You will leave the summit with a wide range of insights, tips and strategies from influencers, social media gurus and business pros so you can get started on your social media marketing and PR strategies the second you get back to the office!


 
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DALENE + PETE HECK

HECKTIC TRAVELS (Hecktic Media)

Dalene and Pete Heck tell stories through words, photos, and video on the award-winning travel blog HeckticTravels.com. They have both been recognized as Travelers of the Year by National Geographic, are medalists for Best Independent Travel Blog as awarded by NATJA, and Dalene was twice named a BlogHer Voice of the Year. In addition to their storytelling, Dalene and Pete also run HMI (Hecktic Media Inc.), an agency dedicated to effective influencer marketing and social media management.

THE SCIENCE OF STORYTELLING

Marketers know that to move the needle, they need to move their customer’s emotions. With an evocative story you can turn a brand into a legacy, win the loyalty of an audience, and yes, even generate profit. Thousands of marketing messages are seen daily, which makes standing out among them more important than ever. This session will address the science behind storytelling, and how to use it as a way to target desired audiences. 


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DAVID FORD + KELLY VANDERBEEK

OLYMPIANS

David Ford is a World Champion and 5x Olympian in Canoe-Kayak - Slalom. He is the only non-European to ever be crowned a world champion in his sport. Combined with his success as an athlete, David also has a strong background as an entrepreneur and business owner.

Kelly VanderBeek is an Olympic alpine skier from hailing from Ontario. Her career has evolved from athlete to television host and storyteller. Kelly hosts CBC’s Olympic Games Overnight, Red Bull Crashed Ice and the Calgary Stampede. You will also know Kelly from her time as brand ambassador and influencer for companies such as One Ocean Exhibitions, Avenno, Voltaren, Volkl, Jottnar and DiMorelli Skin Care.

Join this athletic power couple for a behind the scenes look from “both sides of the fence” at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Social Summit.


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GABE VILLAMIZAR

Global sales evangelist at lucidchart

Gabe Villamizar is the Global Sales Evangelist at Lucidchart (Lucidchart Sales Solution), a SaaS company with 15+ million users worldwide. He is recognized as a leading social selling and social media practitioner by LinkedIn, Forbes, Forrester, and Salesforce. Gabe's social selling online courses were recently published on Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning, and have been viewed by 70,000+ sales and marketing professionals worldwide. Whenever Gabe isn't tweeting (@gabevillamizar), he's most likely grilling some bomb carne asada tacos in his Traeger Grill.

Follow Gabe on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


THE 2019

PANELISTS

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LIZZIE MACNEILL

PARTNERSHIPS & PR LEAD AT LATER.COM

Lizzie MacNeill leads partnerships and PR at later.com, the #1 Instagram marketing and scheduling platform with over 2 million users globally. Prior to leading partnerships and social media for Later, Lizzie managed social media teams at Hockey Canada, Saje Natural Wellness and Beakerhead. For the past 3 years, she's been a social media instructor at Mount Royal University. Catch Lizzie on our Instagram panel sharing her expertise and experience with other social media experts.

Follow Lizzie on LinkedIn and Twitter.


ANNIE GRAHAM

Owner of xo treatment room

Working in the medical and technology field for 20 years has given Annie a different approach to skin care than traditional aesthetics. Her obsession with lasers, energy and chemistry only enhanced her biology background resulting in her uber facial – the XOA.

XO FACEcare

Rebellious Chemical Anarchy. Clever and Clean Chemistry Compounds make up uber effective products. Annie Graham developed these face care products to treat the dry skin of her clients and consequential accompaniments of it. She is always looking for better, and always outside of the box so that your skin gets what it needs to look younger and healthier. The products are cruelty free and suitable for all skin types.

Follow XO Treatment Room and XO FACEcare on Instagram.

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