Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes – it seems that not a week goes by without news of a major natural disaster wreaking havoc somewhere in the world.
What role can social media play when it comes to responding to these emergencies?
This is the focus of our May 16th meeting, led by Hervey Simard with the Victoria Police Department. His presentation will touch on:
Please note our new location!
We’ve recruited Victoria’s top privacy and security experts – Kris Constable and Chris Parsons – to lead a discussion and answer your questions about on-line privacy and security issues, at our April meeting.
Kris Constable is a leading privacy advocate and an expert in information security. A former global security expert for Nortel in Ottawa, Kris has been in Victoria for the past several years. He operates his own company, PrivaSecTech, which specializes in providing technical advice to organizations looking to strengthen their privacy and security policies and practices, as well as conducting audits and incident investigations. Kris is also the founder of Victoria’s very successful Ideawave conference.
We are excited to partner with these two prominent radio stations to bring our events to a wider audience, and grow the active Social Media Club community in Victoria.
In lieu of a regular SMC meeting in March, we invite you to attend Twestival Victoria – a fabulous charity fundraiser on March 24th at 7 pm in the Bengal Lounge of the Fairmont Empress Hotel.
Just exactly what is Twestival? Click here for more info.
This year’s event is aimed at raising funds for Victoria’s Cook Aid Society, with all proceeds going directly to provide computer equipment and food to some of Victoria’s most disadvantaged citizens.
Here’s your chance to join the Victoria Twitter community for a fabulous evening of food, drink, music and conversation with performances by local talent plus door prizes and a silent auction.
Tickets are $25 and $40 (with Twag bag) and you can purchase online by going here. Please note that tickets for this event are limited and will likely sell out before the event.