Social Media Club of Vancouver presents “Social Media in Education and Non-Profits”

Hi team!

Net Tuesday is taking August off, but there’s still plenty to do! Join Social Media Club Vancouver for a nonprofit-focused tweetup.

Net Tuesday organizer @elijah will be presenting on @NetTuesdayYVR and @DavidSuzukiFDN





SMCYVR Social Media Club of Vancouver presents the 2012 Summer Tweetup
Social Media in Education and for Non-Profits


Event hashtag – #smcyvrsummer
WHAT: Come out and join the SMCYVR Social Media Club of Vancouver for the Brand New 2012 Summer Tweetup Event!

WHERE: 2nd Floor – Ceili’s Irish Pub and Restaurant 670 Smithe Street at Granville Street Vancouver V6B 1E3

WHY: To eat, drink, listen, learn and be merry of course!

WHEN: Tuesday August 14th at 6PM to 10PM or later

SMCYVR Social Media Club of Vancouver presents the 2012 Summer Tweetup

***Guest Speakers for the evening include:

Kimberly Voll Kimberly Voll

An award-winning university computer-science instructor, passionate about video games, digital media, artificial intelligence and people. Specializing in knowledge representation, transfer & discovery, natural language processing & understanding, software development, and human-centric design for information transfer in interactive media and teaching.

She is a Faculty member at The Centre for Digital Media and former member of the Faculty in the  Department of Computer Science at University of British Columbia. She has a Ph.D in Computer Science from UBC.

Kim is also interested in social media as a fledgling social platform and how it’s taken over in such a short space of time. This has a lot of implications for us socially and psychologically as we learn to integrate our digital selves with our real selves.



Elijah Vandergiessen Elijah Vandergiessen 

Eli fell in love with volunteers in 2000, and has been working to build community ever since. He’ll take any title: Production Manager, Tour Director, Volunteer Wrangler, Wagon Master, Outreach Coordinator… even “Marketer”…just as long as he gets to hang out with enthusiastic people who are working together on a project because of a consuming passion. He also helps to co-host the ever popular Net Tuesday Event in Vancouver, these gatherings provide a chance to connect for all those interested in the intersection of social technologies and social change in your local community.

Eli spent five years working for the David Suzuki Foundation managing their web team and advocating for their online community, and has just recently started in a new role at NetSquared, As the Community Curator for NetSquared at TechSoup Global, he fosters online and offline network involvement through community management and content curation.  He works closely with NetSquared Local organizers to launch, grow, and support local community groups in over 50 cities around the world.

Eli will be talking about social media and its role in fundraising from his work at the David Suzuki Foundation and about his work with Net Tuesday



Kimberly Voll Amber Turnau

Amber has recently joined the 6S Marketing team as a Social Media Project Manager. She’s been working in the content space for nearly 10 years; beginning her career in journalism and shifting her focus to marketing as a public relations specialist, social media strategist and blogger. Amber has moved to Vancouver from Whistler, where she was a well-respected marketing professional and social media leader in the community. Amber spent five years in the Whistler Blackcomb marketing division, where she was the company’s social media strategist.

Amber is thrilled to be back in Metro Vancouver – where she grew up – and spends her days, walking her dog Mickey, paddling, snowboarding, surfing, and playing roller derby. You can read about her latest adventures in the Unplugged column on



***There will also be a special announcement by Kemp Edmonds SMCYVR President this evening.

2nd Floor – Ceili’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
670 Smithe Street at Granville 
Vancouver V6B 1E3

6:00pm – Arrival
6:30pm – Presentations Begin
10:00pm – Completes Evening
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Eli strives to be a connector – the interstitial tissue that holds the muscle of a community together. He’s been a volunteer manager, an event organizer and a digital campaigner. Basically he’ll take any gig that allows him to enable a group of passionate people to create things they love. Currently he’s the NetSquared Community Manager supporting a global volunteer network of 50 monthly meetups for the nonprofit technology sector. Together they hold over 450 events per year.

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