Social what? There’s a new buzz word created every :02 seconds but ‘socialight’ is one I wasn’t really familia with. Socialite, yes. I’ve been a social person my whole life and I also like working hard and doing nice things for others. When I was introduced to the SociaLIGHT conference, I smiled knowing there’s gonna be lots of like minded people in a room together.

I’m speaking on a panel this weekend at MTCC for the¬†Socialight Conference. It’s a one day event¬†for entrepreneurs & small business people from across Canada. Never heard of it? No problem! This vid will give you the low down in < :60 seconds.

Did you know that “Last November, more than 100 countries celebrated¬†Global Entrepreneurship Week¬†and now 2011 has been recognized as the¬†Year of the Entrepreneur in Canada.” ¬†Learned that and some other smart facts from the Canadian Guv’s Biz dept. I’ve had an entrepreneurial fire burnin’ for years. In 1996 I won Young Entrepreneur of Cambridge for a publishing¬†company¬†I co-founded.¬†Being on a panel at MTCC is totally checking something of a list for me. I’ve been going there & seeing speakers since I was a kid. Check out the other great speakers here.

This past summer I hosted the Bench room during BHD Suites Gifting Lounge on MMVA weekend (here, here & here). The lovely peeps at Bench asked me if I have any upcoming events they could dress me for.  I mentioned the SociaLIGHT conference and today I had a shopping party for one at the Eaton Centre!

Say hello to the Bench store babes who assisted me in picking a bunch of gear. Thanks girls!

We were looking for two full outfits and I was leaning towards non-sporty or too branded. Thanks Bench Canada for a fun time and new digs. This is what I tried on:

I can bring two VIP guests to the conference Saturday and I’d like to invite you. General admin tickets are $149 but if you are buying please use code CASIE2011 for 50% off.

Want a free ticket? Watch this video, the guy thinks I’m crazy and says “I was wondering what happened?” Where do you think his accent is from?

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If you guess, (comment anything!) I’ll pick two peeps at random. The crew I took to The Art of Sales this week had a blast. Conferences are F-U-N. So are gifs.

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What are you doing next Thursday evening? I’m speaking at Workplace One about social media & branding along with Daryl from Lou Dawgs/NextStep Consulting and Sheldon from Sysomos.¬†Workplace One is a shared boutique office space for entrepreneurs, professionals and anyone in between. It’s gorgeous in there!

This is a free event and a great opportunity to learn about social media for your small business or personal brand. We’ll be talking branding, analytics, monitoring, how to grow your audience and more. ¬†Food had been generously donated by ¬†Lou Dawgs and beverages by Natural Vines and Steamwhistle.

We have limited space available so please register sooner than later. For more information see the event page here or leave your questions in the comments.¬†Hope you can make it ūüôā

 

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Thursday & Friday this week Toronto hosts the She’s Connected Social Media Conference which brings together hundreds of women from across Canada who have a passion for digital, social and all things online. Friday at 1pm I am speaking on a panel called “Social Media Rock stars: Veteran, New and rising stars” with a whole bunch of successful Canadian women in media.

Panel includes:

Unfortunately, the event is not open to the public but I do have a public event coming up October 6th at Workplace One that you can attend. I’ll get details about that out to you today or tomorrow. Hope you are having an awesome day ūüôā

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Speaking | TEDxWesternU Livestream

Hello & good morning. It’s early on Saturday morning and by the time you read this my talk will probably¬†be over. See below for the TEDx Western University livestream. I’m the opening keynote at 9:20 and speaking about Social Media & The Human Condition. If you miss it the video will be online eventually. Here’s hoping all goes well! There’s some great speakers today. Check out the full schedule at¬†uwo.ca/tedx

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The Evolution of the Camera @ We Are Wearables TO Sept. 9th

On September 9th,¬†We Are Wearables and Best Buy Canada are pleased to presentCapturing the Future¬†an event that looks at the evolution of the camera and the documentation of our lives.¬†This is the largest event they’ve had yet and I’ll be speaking on a panel, while wearing a camera that’s live broadcasting my experience to the whole room. Cool eh? I can’t wait.

The event will 100% sell out so get yourself a ticket. There’s over 220 people¬†on the list already! ¬†You must be a member who is RSVP’d to attend. There is no cost to sign-up or attend as a member.¬†Food from Pizza Pizza and beer from Amsterdam Brewery will be served during the networking part of this event.

Get a Ticket

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For more information and to see the night’s schedule & speakers visit wearewearables.com. Follow the buzz on twitter @wearewearables & #WWTO and mark¬†your calendar!

CASIE

 

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Speaking | International Women’s Day Panel at United Nations Toronto

Excited to announce I’m speaking at the annual United Nations Association in Canada event for International Women’s Day. I’ve invited my mum, my favourite teacher from grade 8, and my sister will be there too. I’d love to see some more familiar faces! Bring your mum, your bff, your BF, or come solo and hang out with us.

The event is at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 12- 4:30 pm. 

My panel is about Women and Entrepreneurialism. The discussion will be led by other female entrepreneurs including Jacquila Rose, Melissa Macher, Morgan Toombs, and singer/songwriter Domanique Grant (who will also be performing).

About The Event: Step Up for Parity: The Global Pledge towards planet 50-50

The United Nations Association of Canada, Toronto region invites you to the annual International Women’s Day event. The event will feature a series of panel discussions that will focus on the significant contributions that women have made in the economic, political, cultural and social sectors.

The first panel will highlight non-profit organizations with key note speakers from North York Women’s Shelter, Plan Canada and White Ribbon, who will explain what they are doing to promote women’s rights.  The second panel will have a discussion on female leaders in the workforce, and the third panel will cover women and entrepreneurialism with a discussion led by entrepreneurs such as, Jacquila Rose, Melissa Macher and Casie Stewart.

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Speaking | We Are Wearables – Capturing the Future

Last month I was a guest speaker at MaRS Discovery District for the We Are Wearables event themed around cameras and capturing the future. Last time I spoke at MaRS I was on a panel about panels, see here. ¬†I love being in this building, it’s always filled with smart minds, creators, and people making a difference in the world.

This event, in partnership with Best Buy Canada, took a deep dive into how wearable cameras and new technologies are changing the way we capture our lives.

One of the things I was really intrigued by was¬†the ion Snapcam¬†for lifelogging. It’s a¬†1¬Ĺ” square that weighs¬†just over an ounce, you snap it on via magnet/carabiner clip and tap once for still camera shots or twice to start HD video. Then, it connects wirelessly to your smartphone for instant uploading. I need one of these ASAP.¬†

Where’s Waldo?

Before ending the night, a panel made up of Giovanni Tomaselli – Founder and CEO of iON Worldwide,¬†Zayn Jaffer – Director of Merchandising, Emerging Business at Best Buy Canada,¬†¬†Oskar Kalmaru – Co-founder & CMO of Narrative,¬†Steve Mann – the Father of Wearable Computing and Chief Scientist at Meta,¬†Tom Fowler – Chief Marketing Officer at Recon Instruments and one of Canada’s top bloggers and pioneer in social media,¬†Casie Stewart sat down with We Are Wearables founder, Tom Emrich to talk about lifelogging and the impact of wearable cameras on society.

Read more about the night at wearewearables.com

The next We Are Wearables look sat Sports & Entertainment and there’s another event on October 13th that covers Changing the Game of Sport. See more about upcoming events and Wearable happenings at¬†wearewearables.com/events.

Will keep you posted for my next public speaking gig, love to see you there!

CASIE

 

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Speaking | United Nations IWD 2016 & Planet 50-50

This past weekend I was joined by mum and my sister for an event with the United Nations Association of Canada where I spoke on a panel for IWD 2016. Although International Women’s Day was on March 8th, we celebrated¬†the economic, political, cultural, and social achievements of women in an afternoon at the Fairmont Royal York. Visiting the Royal York was always so iconic¬†growing up and to be speaking there as a grown up felt pretty neat. Having my family¬†there made it even more¬†special. The first question I answered from the stage was about inspiration and I proudly shared¬†things¬†mum taught me and a quote from her.

Just because you don’t have money, doesn’t mean you can’t compete, you just have to be more creative.

– Judith Stewart, my mum

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Interview | The Noteworthys – BTS with a Blogger Extraordinaire

I was recently interviewed for thenoteworthys.co,¬†a Canadian site¬†you’ll find a¬†carefully curated collection of unique, high-quality, often hand-made items by emerging designers. They love to take you¬†behind the scenes (BTS) to learn about inspiration and workmanship¬†behind designers they feature. They also like to feature people like ME.

Being ‘Noteworthy’ means following your passion in creating a life you love living. Now THAT is something I am totally down with! I can agree, being Noteworthy “¬†means taking a leap to of faith to follow your dreams.

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They asked, what does Noteworthy mean to me? Read the full interview here and see my top 5 picks from the store below.

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Top 5 Noteworthy Must-Haves 


1)  Crystal Crop Top. Looking good Misty Fox!

2)  Leather Envelope Clutch (Large). Perfect for a digital girl on the go!

3)  Robin Waxed Tan Jacket. Love this + matching shirt = A+

4)  Polka Dot French Bowtie. I need this! 

5)  Karoo Oxford Dress. Adorable!

 

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