Social Media in Economic Development

With more economic developers using social media, it has become clear that there is a need within the professional community for training on how to make the most of these tools. In response to this need, the EDAC / University of Waterloo’s Economic Development Program is running an in depth seminar  on social media in economic development from May 26th – 28th in Waterloo, Ontario. To find out more about registration and fees click here.


Thursday, MAY 26, 2011
Web 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). Brock Dickinson will provide a a foundational look at web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0.
Best Practices:  City of Hamilton (1:30 – 5:00 p.m.). A look at best practices the City of Hamilton by Michael Marini.

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
Investment Attraction and Retention Using Business Intelligence and Social Media (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). Isabelle Poirer will conduct this session.

SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
Best Practices:  Prince Edward County (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). Dan Taylor will provide insight on best practices from Prince Edward County

Social networking (pun intended) opportunities

The seminar will include a number of opportunities to connect with the presenters and other attendees.

The Presenters

Find out more about the presenters or connect with them on Twitter.

Brock Dickinson

Brock Dickinson

MDB Insight

Michael Marini

Michael Marini

Coordinator of Marketing, Economic Development and Real Estate Division
City of Hamilton

Isabelle Poirer

Isabelle Poirier

President and Investment Strategist

Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Director of Economic Development
Prince Edward County