#PersonalBrandYVR | A Panel Discussion on Building Your Personal Brand

Thursday, January 26th @ 6:30 PM

Thursday, January 26, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

BrainStation Vancouver

1110 Hamilton St #410


$45 CAD

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Event details

We're excited to be hosting #PersonalBrandYVR, a panel discussion with leading specialists from the industry's top companies and thought leaders.


Looking to turn your side-gig into a full-time role? Interested in diving into the world of freelance? Looking to build your online presence to help you stand out from other applicants and land that dream job? 


Marketing yourself begins with developing your personal brand; how you tell your story, both online and offline, can open up new and exciting opportunities by showcasing who you are, what you excel at and why someone should want to work with you. The best part is we're surrounded by digital channels that give us the opportunity to share our narrative, all it takes is learning how to leverage each platform.  


As we enter a new year, there's no better time to commit to building the skills and tools needed to set yourself apart; join expert panelists as they share insights on building your personal brand. You'll also get the opportunity to meet other members of the Vancouver Tech, Digital, and Creative community and build your personal network! 


We recommend attendees to come early to network prior to the discussion. This month's panel is moderated by our lead Digital Marketing Educator, Conner Galway.


This month's panelists include the following Industry Experts: 


Matt Corker

Jordan Dyck

Caley Vanular

Luis Valdizon



What You'll Learn


  • Defining your strengths and how to build a narrative around them
  • Choosing the right channels to build your brand
  • Best practices for marketing yourself online
  • How building your personal brand can help you land a new gig
  • How freelancers leverage personal brand to create business



What You'll Get


  • All attendees will receive a resource guide highlighting panelists' insights to help you continue your journey to establish a killer personal brand!
  • Light snacks and refreshments!


What to Expect 


  • 6:30-Event Kicks off!
  • 6:35-7:20pm Panel Discussion
  • 7:20-7:40pm Q&A
  • 7:40-8:00pm Networking and Event wraps up


Want to expand your Digital Marketing expertise? Learn more about our upcoming course and request a syllabus


*This event is non-refundable and non-transferable!



Matt Corker

Matt is the co-founder of the corker co – a people consultancy based in Vancouver, BC committed to injecting people strategies into companies who are. He’s worked in and with companies in industries ranging from tech, retail, hospitality, athletics, and higher education. Matt is often relied on for his ability to manage high-stakes conversations and projects because he knows how to lead the differentiating factor – people.

Matt is a certified yoga teacher and author, and has been studying leadership development theory since he could first read. He is also an athletic opportunist, an avid traveler, and loves sharing that extra scoop of ice cream with the love of his life.

Caley Vanular

Caley is the owner/director of a boutique marketing agency, Caley Vanular. Caley leads the company’s brand development, market strategies and creative direction. Caley has worked with many well known brands such as Aritzia, Canadian Tourism Commission, Destination British Columbia, Free People, Herschel Supply, and Quiksilver/Roxy. Find her on Instagram at @caleyvanular.

Conner Galway runs the Social Media & Advertising agency: Junction. He's been starting and running businesses since he turned a summer job painting houses into his first corporation at age 17. At 24 he escaped the suit and boardroom career-path that he was on to start up a new kind of agency. He leads a team that uses a combination of social media and advertising to tell an engaging brand story and drive measurable conversions for everything from smoking cessation campaigns to restaurant chains and online retailers. Find him on Twitter at @Conner_G

Jordan Dyck

Jordan is a photographer and content creator with a passion for storytelling through travel. Her creative outlet is Instagram, where her photography has allowed her to execute international campaigns for leading global brands including Air Canada, Iceland Travel, Contiki, CIBC, and Billabong Womens. She is also a Project Coordinator at Flashstock, a tech company that provides digital marketers with custom visual content globally. If you can’t find her in a coffee shop in Gastown, chances are she’s in a plane somewhere new. Find her on Instagram at @joordanrenee.

Luis Valdizon

When They Find Us is Vancouver’s first independent instazine focusing on food, art and design. We highlight some of the brightest people, places and ideas within these realms, with great respect and an appreciation for intelligence and creativity, and its impact upon the city, and the world.

We proudly art direct, photograph and write all of our content in-house, and do the same for many of our independent and corporate partners, including Hawksworth, IDS Vancouver, Vancouver Tourism, Mosaic Homes, Mark Brand Inc., Misch, Leuie, and Veuve Clicquot. Find him on Instagram at @whentheyfindus