I've been holding back on you. I apologize. I've been spending the past few months helping to organize the Canadian Marketing Association and Marketing Magazine 8th Annual Canadian Digital Marketing Conference. The event was finally announced today.
Here's the scoop:
"On Thursday, October 20th, 2005 the Canadian Marketing Association and Marketing Magazine will present the 8th Annual Canadian Digital Marketing Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. We'll give you over 19 million reasons to attend Canada's pre-eminent digital marketing conference!
By 2006 over 19 million Canadians will be online. What was only a niche market a decade ago has evolved into an audience representative of Canada's consumer population. You'll get insights and inspiration from this year's outstanding line-up of speakers to help you reach and influence the vast, digitally savvy audience. Speakers for 2005 include:
Daniel Pink, Best Selling Author, "A Whole New Mind" and "Free Agent Nation"
Andy Nulman, President, Airborne Entertainment
Bryan Eisenberg, Principal, Future Now
Miles Nadel, Chairman-CEO, MDC Partners
Gay Warren Gaddis, President & Founder, T3."
This year the Canadian Digital Marketing Conference will also feature "Digital Roundtables" which will be an opportunity to "connect with your peers and exchange ideas on more than a dozen topics moderated by leaders in the field. Topics and moderators include:
Affiliate Programs - Liz Gazer, Affiliate Manager, Rugman.com
Blogs - Mitch Joel, Co-Owner, Twist Image - who's this guy?
CRM - Eaton Donald, Principal, Digital Cement
E-commerce - Erik Penno, Director of Programming and Web, The Shopping Channel
E-mail Deliverability - Jay Aber, President, 24/7 Canada Inc.
E-mail Newsletters - Ken Schäfer, President, Schäfer Group Inc.
Online Contests - Parth Shukla, Bell Canada
Online Conversion - Steve Mast, V.P., Managing Director, Delvinia Interactive Inc.
Paid Search - Bill Sweetman, Founder, Kalixo
Search Engine Optimization - Debbie Carkner, Director, Marketing, Rugman.com
Surviving The Talent Wars - Bruce Powell, IQ Partner and AIMS Chairman
Usability - Tara O'Doherty, National Director, Usability, Cossette Communications Group."
For more information, please shoot your email address over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to see you live in Toronto.