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Social Media Week is happening September 24th-28th, 2012 in Vancouver. If you are interested in Social Media it’s a great way to network with others and I suggest you check out some of the great free sessions scheduled throughout Vancouver during the week.

Currently there is 28 events scheduled in Vancouver during the week. More events are appearing as Social Media Week nears so it’s worth checking the schedule again if you’ve already signed up for some of the events. The majority of the events are free and take place at various locations throughout the downtown core.

While there is no Real Estate Summit scheduled for this year I have so far signed up for 3 of the events.

Social Media Monitoring and Brand Chatter: ING Direct Cafe Monday Sept.24th 4pm
Bosco Anthony will define social media monitoring, social intelligence, and brand chatter. Bosco will explain why it is important for you to pay attention to your brand, why companies are gearing for 2013 using various social media monitoring tools, the art of social media engagement and how to handle both positive and negative press. Social Intelligence will be analyzed and a cross comparison of the various social media monitoring tools will be shared. Whether you are small business owner, midsize or major brand you wont want to miss this informative, content driven presentation hosted by ING Direct.

The Social CEO Leadership Summit: CBC Studios Friday Sept. 28th 10am
Many business leaders are still debating the validity of integrating social media and social communications into their business. Many more want to do it but are still looking for a roadmap. This session is designed to help business leaders understand and build that roadmap for successful implementation and use of social media and social communications in their organizations.

I’m looking forward to this event since the Social CEO’s Leadership Summit is kicked off by Peter Aceto, one of Canada’s pioneering social media savvy CEO’s. Peter will be talking about how to create a leadership culture using social media and sharing ING DIRECT’s social media story.

Dragons’ Den Social Summit: CBC Studios Friday Sept. 28th 1pm
The Dragons’ Den Social Summit and event in a format similar to Dragons’ Den and before the pitches there is a keynote address by Bruce Croxon and Jim Treliving and an opportunity to meet the Dragons at the after event reception with book signing opportunity for Jim Treliving’s new book “Decisions: Making the Right Ones and Righting the Wrong Ones.”

So there you have it! If you’re attending any of the events and we cross paths be sure to say hi! If you can’t make any of them I’ll be doing my best at live tweeting the sessions so if you aren’t already, you can follow me on Twitter and connect with me there before, during or after the sessions.