Social Media goes Beyond Technology

Vancouver’s Social Media Direction specializes in helping companies save and make money using social media and next week they’re hosting the Beyond Technology Conference is do just that. Beyond Technology promises to answer the question – How does a real business make real money using the internet?

There’s talk of Television ratings plummeting. People are whispering that Print Advertising revenue is drying up.

And at the same time, there’s this internet “Social Media” thing, with websites like Facebook, Myspace, Youtube, Linkedin, and so on which is growing explosively. More and more people are spending significant amounts of time online. And they are using the web for things they used to use other mediums for.

What does it all mean? And how can you find out without being bored, or embarrassed to ask questions which may be critically important to your business?

The Beyond Technology Afternoon Conference promises an intimate opportunity for you to learn from social media experts who have a proven track record of using the Internet to drive real revenue results. In addition, you’ll be able to network with a small group (conference limited to 50 attendees) of business leaders who are eager to learn about and leverage social media trends. Social Media experts Alistair Croll and Mark Dowds will be on the panel and it promises to be a great learning experience.

Croll covers emerging web technologies, networking, and online applications. Prior to starting his new blog Bitcurrent, Croll co-founded Coradiant, a leader in online user monitoring, as well as research firm Networkshop. Croll contributes to industry events such as Interop and Web2Expo, and has written for a variety of online publications including GigaOm.

Dowds has a history of turning ideas into valuable companies and learned the basics of business by getting his hands dirty and taking risks.He is currently the co-founder and CEO of Brainpark, Inc., a software company dedicated to making the workplace more collaborative, transparent, and efficient and is an active investor/contributor within the technology community in North America.

Beyond Technology takes place on Thursday, November 20th from 1-4pm at the Pan Pacific Hotel in down town Vancouver. Tickets are $197 including refreshments and are available here.