TORONTO! I've got something for you!
After attending blogging and social media conferences both in Canada and the U.S., I've been intrigued at the variety of discussions, information sharing, and collaboration that comes out of the events. To be completely honest - I've been a bit let down with some of the offerings I've experienced closer to home, and wondered what I could do to add something different to the Toronto blogging/social media scene.
Enter: The Syndicate.
The Syndicate is an idea that I've had for a LONG time, that came to fruition with the help of my friend Chivon John. We both discussed the need and desire to have an event that highlighted diversity in the city; that pushed collaboration over competition; and that provided attendees with the kind of information they REALLY want and need. If you pay $200 for a conference, and the most valuable thing you walk away with is a cool swag bag, something is off.
With The Syndicate, I wanted to provide an afternoon of information, collaboration, and networking that would actually help someone - like the multitude of people I speak to about starting/maintaining/growing a blog, or finding better ways to maximize their social media presence. If this sounds like you, keep reading...
At The Syndicate on Saturday, November 30th at the IndustREAL Arts Room (688 Richmond Street West) from 1-5pm, we'll have an interactive panel discussion and break-out sessions with a number of "experts": in addition to myself and Chivon, we'll be joined by my friend Lincoln Anthony Blades of the awesome blog This Is Your Conscience, and Monique Daniel, a PR Coordinator from Porter Novelli Canada. Do you have questions about monetizing your blog, working with PR agencies and brands, transferring from blogging to freelance writing, figuring out how to translate blog readers to customers and event attendees, and more? We'll be there to discuss from our learnings and experiences, and to give you the info you need. In addition to the panel, we'll also each host breakout sessions where you can learn a bit more about our various areas of expertise, and all attendees will leave with a guidebook filled with tips from all of us.
So, set aside the afternoon of November 30th, and get ready to come out and learn, be inspired, and get connected! There are too many awesome people in the city who don't know about all the other awesome people in the city, and we want to bring everyone together so that we can all learn from and support each other! Whether you're considering starting a blog, figuring out how to go full-time with one, or just wondering how you can maximize social media in other ways, The Syndicate is here for you!
Get your $25 tickets on our Eventbrite page: http://thesyndicate2013.eventbrite.ca/
Any questions? Don't hesitate to reach out to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on November 30th!