Exciting, inspiring, and educational conference on the Olympics and Social media. The keynote speech by Andy Miah provided a very informing presentation on the historical growth of the Olympics from an organizational and media viewpoint. The W2 Culture and Media house is an independent social media centre located on the Vancouver Eastside near Gastown. W2 has been presenting a series of day long Conferences on topics related to Social media & the Olympics.
The Grow Conference took place Aug 19-21 at the Vancouver Convention. I didn't attend any of the Conference sessions, as.I spent all day interviewing Grow Speakers, Organizers, and other Business people attending Grow. I interviewed ten of the events' featured Speakers, several event sponsors, and organizer Debbie Landa.
The 2nd annual GROW Conference is upon us again this year. I had a great time last year meeting some amazing and talent VCs, Entrepreneurs, and Techies. This year, a new addition to the Conference is the competition for...
My name is Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. Zappos - we've been around for a little over 11 years now. We started out selling shoes online but we actually sell alot more than shoes here, we sell clothing, and beauty products, handbags, and so on. The vast majority of our business is in the U.S., and really our goal is to build the Zappos brand...
It was another rainy day in Vancouver, so I sought out a local neighborhood place to watch the Slovakia-Canada game. It turns out that the RIO movie theatre on Broadway Commercial Drive was showing the hockey game for FREE!
A rainy day in Vancouver presented an interesting opportunity for Tweeters of all stripes to come together this past Thursday at the CBC radio building for the second Vancouver Twestival (#YVRTwestival, #Twestival ). Beyond being a chance to meet all the people they previously only knew online, the Twestival may just demonstrate how the face of fundraising could forever be altered by social media. Indeed, the attendance of between a 150-200 people successfully raised over $9000
With creation of Eco Fashion Week, Vancouver joins the list of forward thinking Fashion cities such as New York, London, and Paris who all are holding similar Eco Fashion events. In New York city, as part of the New York...
I was late. It was almost 1pm and the Copenhagen Wrap up rally in North Vancouver was 1-3pm. I looked outside and it was a beautiful sunny day, maybe just hang out or socialize with friends. It was tempting. I reminded myself the rally was an important event for Vancouverites to tell our govt and the world we cared about climate change and global warming.
Myriam Laroche owned a 100 pairs of shoes, but now she's leading Designers, Buyers, and Fashionistas along the Eco Fashion path with the launch of Vancouver's Eco Fashion Week. Eco Fashion is about standards and good production practives, but it's...
My friends came to see C.R. Avery... I’m overhearing friends talk about relationships and sex while they stand next to me in the lineup. The sounds of cool New Orleans Jazz plays intermingles with the conversation, then I realize it's not background music that I hear. I lift myself up onto the divider separating those waiting and those watching from inside the venue. At the other end of the room I could see a black baby grand on a small stage. A man wearing a black leather hat and dark sunglasses was playing melodic jazz. I found myself bobbing my head in time with his playing, because it was a catchy kind of tune. I felt transported to an imaginary bar in New Orleans....
Another amazing night at the Vogue Theatre. Over 1050 people sold out the venue for Pecha Kucha 10. Pecha Kucha is a global event that's grown to over 299 cities around the world since it started in Japan in...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Zz1puv6DA My recent interview with Adam Chapnick on crowdfunding, the history of Indiegogo, and the value of engagement in campaigns. Adam Chapnick,  principal of the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, sat down with me for 10 minutes at the Grow conference in Vancouver,...
Over three-hundred art lover and social media types packed the “Twitter/Art+Social Media” show on Thursday at the Diane Farris Gallery to view 80-100 pieces by 43 artists from artists from Canada, USA, Europe, and Asia.
I spoke with one of the Earthdance Vancouver organizers, Sobey, about what makes this year's Earthdance different than in previous years. This year to from morning to night with three different events. During the day, Earthdance will be taking place...
Seemed like Halloween came early this year, as thousands of zombies filled the streets and stumbled their way from the Vancouver Art Gallery to Second Beach in Stanley Park. I'd never been to the Zombie walk, but I was amazed...