Where I come from (Winnipeg) and in other western cities, there’s a party tradition we call ‘socials’.
If you haven’t heard of them, they’re essentially a pre-nuptials bash and work like this: an engaged couple has the right to purchase a liquor license, rent a hall, and throw a huge blow-out shindig. They invite all and sundry, get to charge admission, sell drinks and hopefully make some cash to help them get started in their new life. (They can get pretty crazy at times.)
I thought of socials because of all the recent Toronto social media get-togethers – a chance for practitioners to leave our offices and computers and actually interact.
Here’s a quick round-up:
- Last week’s Talk is Cheap 2.0 social media unconference. BTW, Ed Lee has an interesting post on one of the panels I participated in.
- Tomorrow’s Suscamp (sold out) organized by Tamera Kremer
- Toronto’s Third Tuesdays, organized by Joe Thornley and featuring Steve Rubel on November 24
- Canadian Institute’s 3rd Social Media Conference (Note: requires fee to participate)
Let me know if you have any more to add. I may see you there.