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Canadian marketing events – Spring 2018 edition

Spring forward with Canadian marketing events built for the modern marketer. It’s the perfect time to sharpen your skills, learn something new, or network with fellow marketers. Below we break down the season’s must-attend conferences and workshops.


Social Media Camp
Date: May 2nd – May 3rd, 2018
Location: Victoria, BC
Social Media Camp is Canada’s largest social media conference. The event attracts attendees from all over North America, and from all sectors of the economy – small business, large business, government, education, and non-profit. The conference covers social media marketing – communications, sales, crowd sourcing, e-learning, digital marketing, content marketing, e-mail marketing, inbound marketing, and more. The event also aims to touch on cultural impacts of social media, its effects on politics, and its security and safety implications.

The ICA’s Agency Transformation Summit
Date: May 14th – May 15th, 2018
Location: Toronto, ON
The ICA’s Agency Transformation Summit is an engaging and essential leadership forum for the agency sector. Addressing how the profitability and growth of an agency is directly related to valuing creativity and championing that value to clients, procurement officers and consultants, the Summit is a unifying call-to-action for our industry. The Summit’s agenda is a blueprint to empower agencies to stand up for their value. Topics and dialogue will generate ideas to amplify, protect and transform the value of “work that works.”

eTail: The eCommerce & Omnichannel Conference
Date: May 15th – May 17th, 2018
Location: Toronto, ON
eTail is the one-stop shop for ecommerce and multi channel executives; an event where you will learn, get inspired, find solutions for your business and build lasting relationships. Conference topics and content span from online marketing, digital engagement, customer acquisition and retention strategies, analytics, mobile, social, email, search, usability, design and more.

Date: May 17th – May 18th, 2018
Location: Toronto, ON
DIGIMARCON showcases some of the industry’s most thought-provoking speakers and provides attendees with emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, best practices, and insights from successful digital marketing campaigns.

C2 Montréal
Date: May 23rd – May 25th, 2018
Location: Montréal, QC
C2 brings together commerce and creativity to explore trends, opportunities, disruptions, and major shifts on the horizon. C2 Montréal inspires 5,000 executives across continents and industries to challenge their biases, shift their perspective and explore completely new ways of doing business.

True North Tech Conference
Date: May 29th – May 31st, 2018
Location: Waterloo Region, ON
True North is a three-day conversation about the intersection of humans and technology. It’s an opportunity to imagine and re-imagine the impact of technology — the good and the bad. To examine the values that guide technology innovation. And to redefine tech as a force for good. Register for provocative and positive viewpoints, transformative workshops and vibrant social mash-ups. Join the conversation about AI, fake news, diversity and other issues that make us afraid and/or hopeful.

As always, give us a shout if you have an event planned in the future that you’d like on this list or if you’re attending some Canadian marketing events that we missed!

Kyle Weber

Account Manager

Kyle began his career in digital marketing as a graphic designer then shifted his focus towards account management. He paints, writes, and compares his every experience to Seinfeld.