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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I’m doing my first TEDx talk this weekend at Western University and I’m pretty excited about it. The theme is The Human Condition and I’m talking about the internet and myself.  I think you will find intersting. PLUS it’s only about 15 minutes!  I’m not sure what time I’m on stage yet but I would really love you to watch me. I don’t ask for much and I seriously  think it will be entertaining and maybe you’ll even have some feelings.

Last night my sister and I went to visit mum for dinner and had an EPIC sing along to Adele on the way. I will edit the video this weekend but you might pee your pants. This is a small indication of the passion we had performing.

We all went out to buy lotto tickets together and this is my mum on the phone. Is she not the cutest ever. LOVE YOU. I should check mine, imagine I won?

Made me happy to see this on the table at mum’s house. I asked her for dinner to make shepherds pie and self-saucing chocolate pudding like she used to when we were kids. Nothing quite like family time and laughs around the dinner table. Since Scion Canada gave me a car this week I’m trying to make the most of every moment.

I’ll make sure to tell you when my talk is on Saturday as soon as I find out. When I don’t think about it I’m kinda nervous but when I practise and start rehearsing or talking to myself in the mirror. I feel excited!

Hope you’re having a great day 🙂 

 

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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 1½” 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. 

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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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WWTO & BEST BUY CANADA PRESENT "CAPTURING THE FUTURE: THE EVOLUTION OF THE CAMERA"

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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Hey guys! On Dec. 22nd I’m hosting a session on BLOGGING at The Gladstone Hotel in their new workshop series. Tickets are going fast and I’ve been told there’s just a few more.  The night will cover tips and tricks on starting a blog and how to build an audience.

Get a Ticket 

The Get School’d series brings you knowledge on diverse topics such as growing and maintaining a beard, blogging, learning ukulele, indoor gardening, wine tasting etc. The goal is to be fun and educational. I’m planning to take a few upcoming classes myself.

If you’re gonna be there, let me know. Feel free to come with questions, I’d be happy to answer them for you!

CASIE

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Social Summit in KW, Spet. 26th

Are you in KW? I’m heading to my hometown later this week to speak at Social Summit in Kitchener, and visit my parents of course. It’s been ages since I was back in my old stomping ground so I’m pretty excited to be going there to talk about my travels and adventures over the past few years.

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Speakers throughout the morning will enrich the audience with social media tips, tricks, lessons and more. I’ve been added to the mix to share stories from my social media travels around the world with brands and my blog. I’m digging up photos for my presentation and I hope to leave everyone feeling they can accomplish anything they put their mind to.  🙂

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Click to Read More About Each Speaker + Session

 

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If any of you new or old friends want to come out, get a ticket for $20! Use PROMO10 to knock $10 off the $30 ticket. I’d really love to see some familiar faces and make new friends. Thanks to the sponsors, Mad hatter Tech and the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre for having me.

If you’ll be there, especially if we have never met, please say HI. I’m a hugger. (Please don’t call me CASSIE.) My Mum will be there too.

Here’s to a wonderful week! Looking forward to it. 🙂

<3 CASIE

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Exciting New Speakers at the NSB!

Ok, this is pretty cool. I got a notification that the NSB (National Speakers Bureau) was going to be sending out a note about ‘Exciting New Speakers‘. Little did I know they’d have a full feature on the website, newsletter, and I’d be amongst some of Canada’s greats including Olympic hockey coach Kevin Dineen, Jennifer Jones from our Olympic curling team, and luxury hotelier Tony Cohen.

Exciting New Speakers at the NSB!

I’m available for speaking gigs anywhere in North America. If you’re interested, visit their website and check out my profile. There’s a spot to request more info along the header.

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I feel so professional, I mean, I AM a professional, but I actually feel it now. I’m very proud to be one of the speakers on the NSB roster. It’s been a long journey around the world and almost a decade of documenting on the internet. I’ve got a long way to go still! Can’t wait to see what the future holds. 🙂

<3 CASIE

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