Torontonians, learn how to monetize social media at MediaBistro’s Socialize event this January

Produced by MediaBistro, the upcoming event “Socialize: Monetizing Social Media” in Toronto unites business leaders in gaming, virtual goods, mobile, marketing, and media for two days of learning, connecting, and sharing about all things social.

Attendees will gain real-world insights that our unique blend of industry heavyweights, business visionaries and results-oriented practitioners bring to the table. Through two days of comprehensive sessions, focused discussions and diverse perspectives, you’ll learn how all the social media pieces fit together to create a unified—and profitable—business strategy.

Session themes include:

• Gamify. Social games keep getting hotter. The virtual goods market will surpass $2 billion in 2011.

• Mobilize. The social web has gone mobile. Learn lessons for social sharing, search, browsing, and networking.

• Optimize. Discover how to effectively track and measure social media campaigns.

• Monetize. At the root of all these topics, uncover key revenue drivers: content, apps, and more.

Socialize: Monetizing Social Media delivers “up-to-the-minute social media techniques, methods, and processes to teach you how to successfully enable customer-facing revenue generation strategies that tap the power of social media when you return to your office.” This event is designed to educate individuals whose firms are just beginning to conquer social media as well as corporations who wish to enhance their social media presence and expand their campaigns. Building cost-effective engagement models with measurable ROI is what it’s all about.

Register by November 9 for early bird pricing. The event happens January 26 to 27.