Now Serving – Social Media Breakfast in Canada

Since Bryan Person organized the first Social Media Breakfast in Boston last year, the concept has caught on and been introduced in cities across the United States.

Now, the Social Media Breakfast concept has been brought to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, by Rob Lane, Ryan Anderson and Simon Chen.

The first Social Media Breakfast in Ottawa was a great success, drawing a standing room only crowd. Mark Blevis , Melany Gallant , Stacey , and Simon Chen covered it in posts and pictures .

The second Social Media Breakfast Ottawa will be held on July 15. The guest speaker (and host) will be Rob Lane, founder and President of Overlay.tv . (If you’re interested in attending this event, register on Eventbrite .)

SMB Ottawa co-founder Simon Chen sat down with me to talk about the Social Media Breakfasts – what they are, the upcoming event with Rob Lane and who attends these events. By the way, I thought it was interesting that Simon got the idea to bring the Social Media Breakfast concept to Ottawa while he was following the Twitter stream discussing the Boston Social Media Breakfasts.

Watch the complete videoof my discussion with Simon Chen below.

  • I’m not a morning person by any stretch, but I just might try to make it out next Tuesday to see Mr. Lane. I’ve been thinking about using overlay for my vlog posts now that I’ve started vlogging again, but I haven’t really had a chance to really play with it yet.

  • Joe, thanks for the mention! Wow, did I ever blink a lot in that vid! See you Tuesday!

  • Hey Joe,

    Thanks for the nod in your above post. I’m really looking forward to SMB Ottawa 2.

    As for your comment about how Simon got the idea of starting a SMB Ottawa chapter, that’s one of the great things about Twitter. So many good ideas and conversations coming out of it…when it’s working of course. 😉

  • Joe, like Simon, I’ll also see you on Tuesday. Looking forward to taking in this Social Media Breakfast … as a participant!

  • Well I don’t know about you but I don’t think the Social Media Landscape is changing…. I think it’s growing. What about you?