THE FUTURE OF MARKETING, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS HERE.

WELCOME TO #THEPOST.

CALLING ALL LEADERS, DOERS AND DISRUPTORS

An event that will forever change the way you see the world, and the way the world sees your business.

Presented by The Social School and powered by Press + Post, The Post Conference is a one-day world-class gathering of founders, authors, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, CMO’s and beyond, followed by a day of game-changing hands-on workshops covering today’s most timely marketing topics and business innovation tactics.

We’re breaking the mould and bringing to life the most accessible and awe-inspiring conference of its kind, and inviting you to learn from the leaders, dreamers and doers who are not just influencing their industries, but disrupting them top to bottom.

BEYOND THE LEARNING, THERE IS THE LAUNCHING

Day 2 of The Post brings an invaluable day of hands-on Labs to life, led by industry experts, awe-inspiring insiders, and the top strategists, writers, photographers, publishers and digital advertisers in the business. 

With topics ranging from top digital marketing technology to content, creativity and messaging and beyond, it’s a jam-packed day of actionable learns and hands-on labs.

Interspersed throughout the learning sessions and ‘tool breaks’ will be sit-down blind date-esque coffee chats between some of North America’s most notable founders and CEO’s, candidly questioning each other about the in’s and out’s of their many wins and losses along the way.

This exciting mixed-format one-day event will not only round off your Post 2017 experience with a bang, but set your conference learns up for maximum success.

Tickets available while they last.

PREPARE FOR LIFTOFF

WHAT: The Post – Canada’s Modern Marketing Forum
WHERE: The historic Palace Theatre – 219 8 Ave. SW Calgary
WHEN: November 16-17, 2017

Innovation, authenticity and world-class digital strategy is the name of the game in 2018 and beyond, and we’re thrilled to be gathering a small army of industry insiders and legendary thought leaders under one spectacular roof at The Palace Theatre in Calgary, AB on Nov. 16 and 17, 2017.

As leaders, founders, CEO’s, CMO’s and entrepreneurial game-changers from coast to coast, they’ve stood at the helm of some of North America’s most notable startups, digital strategies and social campaigns, have seen remarkable wins on their watch, and are providing a front row seat to their top secrets of marketing, business and entrepreneurial success.

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DAYS

SESSIONS

SPEAKERS

Speakers

Founders, CEO’s, CMO’s, leaders, doers and disruptors from across North America join forces under one roof at The Palace Theatre in downtown Calgary.

Meet the first 38, with more added weekly.

JONATHAN FIELDS

Award-winning author, media producer & entrepreneur; Founder, Good Life Project & The 108 Conscious Business Collective

@jonathanfields
@goodlifeproject

    JOANNA TRACK

    Founder, Sweetspot.ca, eLUXE, Good Eggs & Co and The Bullet

    @jojotrack
    @thebulletca

      PATRICK LOR

      Managing Partner, Panache Ventures & 500 Startups Canada; iStock Co-founder

      @PatrickLor
      @PanacheVC

        BENTLEY COPLIN

        Director of Community Impact & Culture, The Giving Keys

        @thegivingkeys
        @bentleycoplin

          LORNE MOTLEY

          Editor in chief, Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun; Vice President of Editorial, West Region, Postmedia Network

          @lornemotley
          @calgaryherald

            GEORGIA SAPOUNAS

            Director, Digital, Canada Olympic Committee

            @teamcanada
            @georgiasap

              ALICE REIMER

              Technology entrepreneur, advisor, mentor, community leader; Board Chair, Startup Calgary; Co-founder, Evoco Inc.

              @reimeraa
              @startupcalgary

                MARK GROVES

                Founder, Create the Love & MOTU Summit

                @createthelove
                @motusummit

                  SCOTT BAKKEN

                  Influencer, photographer & brand ambassador, ScottBakken.com; Founder & Creative Director, Socality

                  @scottcbakken
                  @socality

                    SHARON McINTYRE

                    Chief Social Scientist, Chaordix; Doctoral Researcher, Royal Roads University

                    @chaordix
                    @shazzmack

                      BREANNE EVERETT

                      CEO, Orpyx Medical Technologies

                      @breanneeverett
                      @orpyxinc

                        DICK BROWN

                        President & CEO, Ferus Group

                        @ferus

                          RAY DEPAUL

                          Director of Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Mount Royal University

                          @raydepaul

                            ERIN PETREE

                            Squarespace Circle Community Manager, Squarespace

                            @squarespace
                            @wanderinp

                              AMANDA HEHR

                              Co-Founder, Cru Juice & UNDRCARD Boxing Studio, VP Operations Alberta, JUSU Bars Inc.

                              @crujuice
                              @undrcard

                                VALERIE McINTYRE-BAIRD

                                Co-founder, New Cottage Industries & Co; Principal, McBaird Consulting

                                @NewCottageInd
                                @ValMcBaird

                                  THE JUSTIN AND GREG SHOW - #TJAGS

                                  Founders, Pidgeon Social and The Justin & Greg Show

                                  @justinandgreg
                                  @pidgeonsocial

                                    ERIN STRATE

                                    Television Host & Producer; Communications Director, WCT - Calgary Region

                                    @erin_strate
                                    @wctfct

                                      JIM BUTTON

                                      Co-Founder, Village Brewery; Strategist, Evans Hunt

                                      @jimbutton
                                      @villagebrewery

                                        JOANNA MAGIK

                                        Co-Founder UNDRCARD Boxing Studio; Founder, TheSweatStyle.com & The Outsiders Run Club; DJ & MC

                                        @undrcard
                                        @joannamagik

                                          SCOTT CROCKATT

                                          Director of Marketing & Communication, Calgary Chamber

                                          @calgarychamber
                                          @scottcrockatt

                                            NAOMI LeBIHAN

                                            Co-Founder, Cru Juice & UNDRCARD Boxing Studio

                                            @undrcard
                                            @naomilebihan

                                              ADAM VOLK

                                              Digital Marketing Specialist, Vovia

                                              @voviamarketing

                                                STEPHANIE KOCHOREK

                                                Co-founder & Creative Director, Daughter

                                                @we_are_daughter
                                                @stephkochorek

                                                  HEATHER SAITZ

                                                  Creative Director Director, Press + Post

                                                  @pressandpost
                                                  @heathersaitz

                                                    LEON DENENFELD

                                                    Digital Marketing Director, Axia FibreNet

                                                    @axiafibre
                                                    @neonleond

                                                      MEENA SANDHU

                                                      Marketing Strategist, Entrepreneur, Instructor; Director, SAAS NORTH

                                                      @meenasandhu
                                                      @saasnorth

                                                        BOB SUMNER

                                                        Assignment Editor, CTV Calgary

                                                        @newsbob
                                                        @ctvcalgary

                                                          BETHANY GRABURN

                                                          Marketing Director, The Social School

                                                          @thesocialschool
                                                          @bethanygraburn

                                                            JONATHAN LOVE

                                                            ‎Communications and Marketing Strategist, Mount Royal University

                                                            @jlovenotes
                                                            @mtroyal4u

                                                              ASHLEY ANDER

                                                              Co-Founder, Ride Cycle Club

                                                              @ridecycleclub
                                                              @AshleyTAnder

                                                                ERNEST BARBARIC

                                                                Founder, PodSummit; Digital Marketing Strategist & Educator

                                                                @ebarbaric
                                                                @podsummit

                                                                  RICKY ZAYSHLEY

                                                                  Editor in chief, Vern Magazine; Editorial Director, Press + Post

                                                                  @vernmagazine
                                                                  @pressandpost

                                                                    SHAYNE McBRIDE

                                                                    Creative Strategist, C&B Advertising

                                                                    @CB_Advertising
                                                                    @shaynemcb

                                                                      KELLY DOODY

                                                                      Co-Founder & CEO, The Social School; Partner & President, Press + Post

                                                                      @thesocialschool
                                                                      @kelly_doody

                                                                        WILSON WONG

                                                                        VP Creative Services, Everbrave Branding Group

                                                                        @everbraveca
                                                                        @thewilsonwong

                                                                          LEIGHTON HEALEY

                                                                          CEO, Bootkik

                                                                          @bootkik
                                                                          @leightonhealey

                                                                            JESSICA HARCOMBE FLEMING

                                                                            Marketing, Content, PR & Digital Strategy, Treeline Outdoor

                                                                            @treelineoutdoors
                                                                            @jessharcombe

                                                                              Schedule

                                                                              5:00-7:00pm
                                                                              Wednesday, Nov. 15 - Optional Early Check-In @ National 10th

                                                                              Optional Early Check-In & Registration Package Pick-Up at National on 10th – 341 10th Ave. SW

                                                                              Presented by Made Foods & Calgary Heritage Roasting Co.

                                                                              Jonathan Fields // Author, Entrepreneur, Founder – Good Life Project, Camp GLP, The 108 Conscious Business Collective

                                                                              "Meet Calgary's top creative agency talent, ready to conceive of a world-class charitable marketing campaign in just one day"

                                                                              The Creative All-Stars // Daughter, Everbrave, C&B Advertising, Press + Post

                                                                              "Finding Your Sweet Spot: Discovering What You Want to Do with Your Life as an Entrepreneur"

                                                                              Joanna Track // Founder – SweetSpot.ca, The Bullet, Good Eggs & Co, eLuxe

                                                                              Presented by Jusu Bars

                                                                              "Building your Community from the Bottom Up"

                                                                              Erin Petree – Circle Community Manager, Squarespace // Bentley Coplin – Dir of Community Impact & Culture, The Giving Keys

                                                                              "There's an App for That"

                                                                              Justin Reves & Greg Moore // Founders – The Justin & Greg Show, Pidgeon Social

                                                                              "Bootstrapping your Way Through Blood, Sweat, Tears and Triumph"

                                                                              Joanna Magik, Amanda Hehr and Naomi LeBihan // Co-founders, UNDRCARD Boxing Studio

                                                                              Tag your questions on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with #ThePostQandA and have them answered live by the experts

                                                                              Jim Button // Co-Founder – Village Brewery; Strategist – Evans Hunt

                                                                              Supported by National and Goro + Gun

                                                                              "Hard Questions, Tough Truths and Insightful Eff-Ups from AB's Highest-Netting Entrepreneurs" Audience questions, one-word answers, crowd-voted elaboration.

                                                                              Ray DePaul – RIM Technologies, MRU // Pat Lor – iStock, Panache Ventures, 500 Startups Canada // Alice Reimer – Evoco Inc, Startup Calgary, A100

                                                                              "Hottest Hardware"

                                                                              Justin Reves & Greg Moore // Founders – The Justin & Greg Show, Pidgeon Social

                                                                              "Diving in Deep, Cutting to the Chase and Spilling the Business Beans – Speed Dating Style"

                                                                              Leighton Healey – CEO, Bookik //

                                                                              "Building a Mindful Business without Losing your Mind"

                                                                              Mark Groves // Founder – Create the Love, MOTU Summit

                                                                              Presented by Fiasco Gelato

                                                                              "Digital Transformation of Olympic Proportions"

                                                                              Georgia Sapounas // Director, Digital Strategy – Canadian Olympic Committee

                                                                              "The Great Give-Back Campaign of 2017 – Unveiled"

                                                                              The Creative All-Stars // Daughter, Everbrave, C&B Advertising, Press + Post

                                                                              Presented by Village Beer & UNDRCARD Boxing Studio

                                                                              "4 Startups, 3 Minutes per Pitch, 1 Chance to Have their Story Told, No Time to Waste."

                                                                              With media guests from CTV, Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, The Bullet and Vern Magazine

                                                                              "Lights, Camera, Selfie Stick"

                                                                              Justin Reves & Greg Moore // Founders – The Justin & Greg Show, Pidgeon Social

                                                                              Presented by Calgary Marketing Association and Wild Rose Brewery

                                                                              • The State of Social in 2018 – Analyzing the power of social platforms for your business, from Facebook and Instagram to Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube • Mapping out a world-class annual marketing plan that delivers meaningful results and huge ROI • Utilizing content themes to tell your best stories, captivate new audiences and build your tribe • Identifying the brands, businesses, influencers and organizations that have it dialed, from building trust to converting prospects to influencing generations

                                                                              Kelly Doody & Bethany Graburn // The Social School & Press + Post

                                                                              • Discover new opportunities, create new connections, make additional income and reap serious benefits from launching and growing a smart side project • Learn top strategies for reinventing a career, opening new lines of business and building new skills with minimal risk and great reward • Find inspiration from individuals and organizations in both start-up and scale-up mode, and what it takes to get started

                                                                              Ernest Barbaric // Founder – PodSummit, ErnestBarbaric.com

                                                                              "Masters of Project Management"

                                                                              Justin Reves & Greg Moore // Founders – The Justin & Greg Show, Pidgeon Social

                                                                              "Diving in Deep, Cutting to the Chase and Spilling the Business Beans – Speed Dating Style"

                                                                              Ashley Ander – Co-Founder, Ride Cycle Club // Jessica Harcombe Fleming – Treeline Outdoors

                                                                              Presented by True Buch Kombucha

                                                                              "Storytelling Superstars: The Power of Influencers, Imagery and Imagination' with Scott Bakken & friends"

                                                                              Scott Bakken – Influencer, photographer & brand ambassador, ScottBakken.com //

                                                                              "Video Cameo"

                                                                              Justin Reves & Greg Moore // Founders – The Justin & Greg Show, Pidgeon Social

                                                                              • Using Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and beyond to understand your audience, improve your content, expand your reach and report on performance • Understanding the algorithms that hold the keys to your content reach, both organic and paid • Pay to play in the most intelligent way, utilizing custom audiences, pixel tracking, remarketing campaigns and more

                                                                              Adam Volk // Paid Social & SEM Specialist – Vovia

                                                                              Supported by National & Goro + Gun

                                                                              • Recognizing innovation hype when you see it • Using challenges/constraints as catalysts for creativity • Designing better solutions in times of disruption, contraction or creation • Driving intrapreneurial impact, even in risk-averse environments

                                                                              Sharon McIntyre – Chief Social Scientist, Chaordix // Valerie McIntyre-Baird​ – Co-founder, New Cottage Industries

                                                                              "Diving in Deep, Cutting to the Chase and Spilling the Business Beans – Speed Dating Style"

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                                                                              Presented by Red Bull

                                                                              • The meaningless jargon keeping entrepreneurs, small businesses and big brands alike from connecting with their audience and breaking through the noise • The 6-word formula that connects existing clients, compels new prospects and converts to subscriptions, sign-ups and sales • Headlines, soundbites and key messages as brilliant content starters and crazy good campaign hooks

                                                                              Scott Crockatt // Director of Marketing & Communications, Calgary Chamber

                                                                              A rapid-fire debate from industry experts across the following categories: 1) Social Media Platforms 2) Social Media Management and Automation Tools 3) Content Management System (CMS) Website Platforms 4) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Database Management 5) Project Management Software 6) Email Marketing 7) Email Automation and Lead Nurturing

                                                                              Leon Denenfeld, Axia // Meena Sandhu, Saas North // Ernest Barbaric, PodSummit // Adam Volk, Vovia // Hosted by Sharon McIntyre, Chaordix

                                                                              Presented by E&J Gallo Winery

                                                                              Register for THE CONFERENCE
                                                                              Thursday, Nov. 16

                                                                              Limited seating available. Grab your tickets while they last.

                                                                              Conference Lounge Seat
                                                                              $199
                                                                              • Lounge seating at The Post Conference 2017
                                                                              • Full day of keynotes and masterclasses
                                                                              • Nov. 16 8:30am-6:00pm
                                                                              • Just 118 tickets available
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                                                                              Conference Floor Seat
                                                                              $249
                                                                              • Floor seating at The Post Conference 2017
                                                                              • Full day of keynotes and masterclasses
                                                                              • Nov. 16 8:30am-6:00pm
                                                                              • Just 200 tickets available
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                                                                              Conference Stage Seat
                                                                              $299
                                                                              • Stage seating at The Post Conference 2017
                                                                              • Full day of keynotes and masterclasses
                                                                              • Nov. 16 8:30am-6:00pm
                                                                              • Just 100 tickets available
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                                                                              Register for THE LABS
                                                                              Friday, Nov. 17

                                                                              Starting at just $149, snag your seat asap.

                                                                              Labs Lounge Seat
                                                                              $149
                                                                              • Lounge seating at The Post Labs 2017
                                                                              • Full day of hands-on lessons and learns
                                                                              • Nov. 17 8:30am-6pm
                                                                              • Just 118 tickets available
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                                                                              Labs Floor Seat
                                                                              $179
                                                                              • Floor seating at The Post Labs 2017
                                                                              • Full day of hands-on lessons and learns
                                                                              • Nov. 17 8:30am-6pm
                                                                              • Just 200 tickets available
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                                                                              Labs Stage Seat
                                                                              $199
                                                                              • Stage seating at The Post Labs 2017
                                                                              • Full day of hands-on lessons and learns
                                                                              • Nov. 17 8:30am-6pm
                                                                              • Just 100 tickets available
                                                                              Buy now

                                                                              TWO-DAY ALL-ACCESS PASSES

                                                                              Bundle, save, and don’t miss a minute.

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                                                                              2-Day All-Access Post Pass
                                                                              $399
                                                                              • Floor seating both days
                                                                              • 2 full days of learning & launching
                                                                              • Nov. 16-17 8:30am-6:00pm
                                                                              • Just 60 available
                                                                              • On sale Sept 1-Oct 31 while supplies last
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                                                                              2-Day All-Access STUDENT pass
                                                                              $199
                                                                              • Floor seating both days
                                                                              • 2 full days of learning & launching
                                                                              • Nov. 16-17 8:30am-6:00pm
                                                                              • Just 50 available
                                                                              • *Valid student ID required at door
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                                                                              BOX SEATS GOING FAST

                                                                              Host your clients, colleagues, prospects and pals,

                                                                              But hurry, as limited Box Seats and Corporate Suites remain!

                                                                              Book your stay – Take advantage of incredible Post-preferred hotel rates at the Hyatt Regency or Hotel Arts

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                                                                              WORD ON THE STREET
                                                                              STELLAR EVENT!
                                                                              You guys did some amazing things.
                                                                              Thank You! Thank You!
                                                                              JAN WOODDirector of Events and Sponsorship, Calgary CMA
                                                                              The POST was a rockstar package of people, products and page-filling professorship. The success stories from the conference reignited my drive to make my business work, no matter what. Ethan Song’s opening line “if you want your project to work you’re going to have to quit your day job” rang unnervingly true.
                                                                              GEOFF STARLINGFounder, Choose to Change
                                                                              You have created a fantastic conference, Congrats to you and thanks for making Calgary a better place.
                                                                              KEVIN KENTPresident, Knifewear and Kent of Inglewood

                                                                              Location

                                                                              • The Palace Theatre
                                                                              • 219 8 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB, CAN
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