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Last week, I attended the launch of 2014’s Social Media Camp at HootSuite. Many past attendees and speakers were at the networking event, getting excited about the fifth annual conference. Social Media Camp is a great way to connect with online friends IRL while learning from some of the best in the social media world.

The three-day conference will once again feature a talented line up of speakers including Tod Maffin, Viveka von Rosen, Julien Smith, Blair Enns, Cadi Jordan and more.

Early bird pricing is now sold out, but I have a unique code to get you 10% off general admission!

This year, the conference’s inaugural Youth Camp will feature a series of interactive workshops and talks geared to ages 13 to 19. Several well-known authors, renowned speakers, and technology pros will lead the casual learning environment. All are welcome to attend, and there will be live music plus a lunch session with Darren and Brandon Laur.

Youth Camp has a separate ticket price of $19 (before May 3) and $29 general admission.

Here’s a quick breakdown of events including the highly-anticipated Social Media Awards hosted by Steve Dotto on Saturday, May 2:

Thursday, May 1

Kick-Off Party: Social Media Camp 2014 will kick off with a massive networking party at Victoria’s landmark party spot – the Strathcona Hotel, a two-minute walk from the conference centre.

1 pm to 8 pm: Pre-Registration at the Strathcona Hotel’s Maple Room
2 pm to 3:30 pm: SMC Orientation + Building an Effective Social Media Strategy with Chris Burdge
2:30 pm to 3 pm: Plan Your Next Two Days and get the most out of your Social Media Camp experience (now that you have a strategy) with Paul Holmes
3:15 pm to 4 pm: The Social Show – Join the always-entertaining Steve Dotto as he interviews a number of SMC speakers
4 pm to 5 pm: Meet Your SMC Coach – coaches available to help you plan your SMC experience and answer your questions
7 pm to 9 pm: The Networking Bash at the Strathcona

Friday, May 2

8:15 am to 8:45 am: SMC opening
8:45 am to 9:45 am: Keynote with Tod Maffin
10 am to noon: Workshops, presentations, and panels
Noon to 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm to 5 pm: Afternoon workshops, presentations, and panels
5 pm to 7 pm: Dinner break
7:30 pm to 10 pm: Social Media Awards hosted by Steve Dotto

Saturday, May 3

8:30 am to 9:30 am: Keynote with Viveka von Rosen
9:30 am to 9:50 am: Networking
9:50 am to noon: Workshops, presentations, and panels
Noon to 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm to 3:45 pm: Workshops, presentations, and panels
3:45 pm to 4:05 pm: Networking
4:05 pm to 5 pm: Keynote with Julien Smith

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[Photo credit: radarhillwebdesign on Flickr]

Social Media Camp’s official hashtag is #SMCamp. Visit the Social Media Camp website for updated information, and I hope to see you there!

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