Weekly Community Events Guide: Nov 2-Nov 6 2009: Blog: Refresh Events

Weekly Community Events Guide: Nov 2-Nov 6 2009: Blog: Refresh Events

Welcome to another edition of the Weekly Community Events Guide for the week of Nov 2nd, 2009. Each and every Monday, we list upcoming events in the web, technology, marketing, social media, public relations and communications space in Toronto and bring them to you. Event details are provided by the simply awesome YouSayYeah Calendar and Eventbrite. Don’t see your event listed here? Get in touch with your event details.

So without any further ado, here’s what’s happening in Toronto this week:

MobileMonday Toronto @ MaRS, Monday, November 02, 2009 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Mobile is the new frontier for video and film content. With more than 500 million video-capable mobile devices globally, the mobile platform is now the largest video and film distribution platform since the television. This MobileMonday session will explore mobile video and film content from the point of view of both creators and distributors, and will feature a sneak peak 30-minute screening of the world’s best mobile films, provided by MobiFest. An industry panel with audience Q & A will be part of the session. Meet the producers, directors and creators of this emerging content on November 2nd. Free event.

DesignThinkers (#designthinkers) Tuesday November 03, 2009 at 8:00am until Wednesday November 04, 2009 at 6:00pm. We’re once again inviting visual communicators everywhere to assemble in Toronto this fall for DesignThinkers ’09. It’s our 10th annual international conference focusing on the role of design in shaping business, society and the future health of the planet. Join us November 3rd and 4th to gain new perspectives from some of the industry’s leading innovators – to connect with creative colleagues from across town and around the globe – to get inspired by fresh approaches you can apply in your own work. And then, when you ask your fellow designers where the next big ideas will come from, you can immediately point at them and shout, “You’re right – out of your minds!” See registration page for pricing structure.

Social Media for Social Good, Tuesday, November 03, 2009 from 10:00am – 7:00pm. Join us for an interactive day of key learning tactics to inspire and create events with social cause. Embrace the key social media tools Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, and You Tube in your cause marketing events. Learn how $500 raised $5,000, and touched 4.5 million people with social media and set a world record with Pay-it-Backward Day. Leverage celebrities to engage and drive your event success. How do we pull and push-out to the emotional heart strings, and more importantly how do we inspire and engage the very informed consumer. See registration page for pricing structure.

Toronto – Email Marketing and Integrated Data, Wednesday, November 04, 2009 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. ExactTarget, Omniture, and Architech Solutions would like to invite you to an evening all about email marketing. This event will focus on integrated data for email relevance and success, Salesforce.com and web analytics. Free event.

Startup Drinks Waterloo – 2, Tuesday, November 03, 2009 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. It’s a simple concept: a grassroots effort to make sure startup folks get in touch and stay in touch. Come out and share a pint with other startup folks. A chance to meet new people, catchup with old friends and talk about what you’re up to, what you might need help with, or anything that crosses your mind. Free event.

TorontoTechWeek Showcase Toronto – 1, Wednesday, November 04, 2009 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. You are invited to join us on November 4th as the team behind Toronto Tech Week hosts “Toronto Showcase – 1″, our gathering of Toronto’s business crowd. The event brings together professionals from the technology industry, and other such as advertising, accounting, public relations and finance come out to exchange ideas and make new business connections. Toronto is the 3rd largest ICT cluster in Northamerica and we have a lot of great talent but typically don’t tell the world! This is your chance entrepreneurs and start ups. The global recession has had an impact on everyone, this is your chance to start your own stimulus program and get out and network with other business professionals. Toronto Tech Week presents ‘Toronto Showcase,’ our series of events where we bring together professionals and give an opportunity to Toronto-based businesses to do four things: Business Development, Education, Networking, and Showcase. $25

Issues for a New Technology Era, Thursday November 05, 2009 from 7:00am to 10:00am. The partners of the Aird & Berlis LLP Technology Industry Team are pleased to present a breakfast seminar on essential issues affecting all businesses and organizations. Topics discussed will be Mergers and Acquisitions/Financing- State of Affairs, New Private Company GAAP Issues, Licensing IP/Software and Insolvency on Horizon, SR/ED Credits- What Is Available and How to Maximize Them, and Hiring and Firing in Tumultuous Times – Considerations and Strategies. Free event.

Unfinished Business Lecture Series – Nathan Shedroff: Design is the Problem, Thursday, November 05, 2009 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Design is ready to take it’s rightful place as an important component of innovation and cultural change. It’s no longer possible to develop successful solutions to cultural or climate problems without integrating people, ideas, and techniques from the Design, Business, and Sustainability domains. But, first, we have some reckoning to do with our past. The Unfinished Lecture is a monthly event hosted by the Strategic Innovation Lab at OCAD and sponsored by Torch Partnership. Part of the Unfinished Business initiative, the lectures are intended to generate an open conversation about strategic innovation in the business and design of commercial enterprises and public organizations. Free event.

Coast and Cocktails – Intelligent Province + Intelligent Cities, Thursday, November 05, 2009 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Join ECC for an evening with Robert Bell, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum in New York, on what makes a community truly intelligent. Plus, a spotlight on New Brunswick’s Intelligent Cities – Moncton and Fredericton, two of the world’s 2009 Top 7 Intelligent Communities. Learn how these cities got ahead with the Honourable Victor Boudreau, Minister of Business New Brunswick, and the cities of Moncton and Fredericton. $25

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