As social media evolves, the way the Victoria Social Media Club operates has evolved as well. The SMC Victoria leadership is pleased to announce some exciting changes to our meeting format!
Firstly, as of March 7th, we will begin to meet quarterly. When possible the group will meet the first Wednesday of every “seasonal change” month (meaning March, June, September and December).
Secondly, our meeting format will turn to more of a mixer & informational session. Every meeting will host a “Social Media Help Desk” from 6:30-7pm for all levels of social media users. Bring your questions about how to start up a Facebook business page, what does a hashtag mean and how can I best gather search engine optimization.
You are invited to attend Social Media, Citizen Engagement and Municipal Politics on Monday, October 17th at 6:45pm at the University of Victoria, David Strong Building, room C126.
Mat Wright will be asking a panel of municipal candidates and political organizers their thoughts on Social Media as it effects municipal issues, in particularly the challenges and opportunities for citizen engagement at this level.
All municipal candidates who are using social media as a component within their campaign are invited to be part of the panel. Please contact @MatVic on Twitter.
Join us at UVic on September 19th, 2011 for our first Social Media Club meeting of the new season!
To kick off the new year, we’ll have 3 presentations targeted to beginners, as well as some networking time:
- Twitter Basics – by Janis La Couvée
- Facebook Basics – by Chris Burdge
- LinkedIn Basics – by Paul Holmes
Hope everyone is enjoying our warm summer weather and taking time to relax and kick back!
We at Social Media Club are taking a break as well, with no meetings in July or August.
However, we’ll be back at it in September with a session we’re calling “Social Media 101″. Come to learn more about and share your own insights in terms of Facebook, Linked In and Twitter tips and tricks.
Join us September 17 – venue details to follow!
In the meantime, enjoy your summer.
Our June 20th meeting focuses on Creative Commons Licensing: the do’s and don’ts of content sharing and the right way to “borrow” information, quotations and images for your blog and social networking profile. On the flip side, we will also look at how to go about copyrighting and licensing content for the online world.
Our featured speaker is Scott Leslie.
Scott is a self-described educational technologist, hacker, researcher and open content/open network activist. He currently works as the Manager of Client Services in Open Education for BCcampus, a province-wide post-secondary agency in British Columbia, Canada.