6 Upcoming Marketing + Leadership Events in Vancouver

Looking to get your “networking” on? Can’t wait to use an event hashtag and boost your Twitter follower count? Vancouver’s agenda of events for June boasts a number of leadership, marketing, and association events that you’ll definitely want to pencil into your schedule. Whether it’s winning awards, gearing yourself up for creativity (#selfpromo), or being in the midst of Vancouver’s techiest (#newword), June is busy with excitement. Keep your weeknights free for the following:


1. Unbounce Call To Action Conference
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, June 19-21

CTAconfJoin hundreds of digital marketers at the #CTAconf as they take over the Queen Elizabeth to learn from some of the best leaders on the marketing scene. Key topics covered: conversion, growth hacking, copywriting, and social media marketing. Tickets include networking sessions, roundtables, meals, swag bags, and afterparties. Sound like something you want in on? Then use their handy email template to ask your boss.  


2. Minerva “The Face Of Leadership” Conference
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel – June 22


The Minerva Foundation is a non-profit that works to equips women with the right tools and values for leadership. Their “The Face Of Leadership” Conference has an inclusivity focus this year and will be covering how leaders can create (and lead) more diverse workplaces. To go along with their theme, the speakers at this conference are a diverse group themselves — coming from notable organizations such as MEC, Vancity, and ICBC. 



3. Traction Conference
Sheraton Wall Centre – June 22-23

Traction Conference VancouverThe Traction Conference brings together entrepreneurs and business founders of many colours in order to teach how to accelerate business growth and revenue. The aim is to walk away from the event feeling equipped to build a brand consumers will love, by choosing the best distribution channels, leading a sales team, and converting users into loyal customers. 



4. IABC/BC Summer Kick-off
Mahony & Sons – June 23

IABC Wave Awards

The summary of the IABC Summer Kick-Off is simply too good to recreate. Here’s their take on what the event will be like: 

“You socialed that media. You papered that research. You O’d that S.E. like nobody’s business. You created shared experiences through your storytelling and connected audiences to information, innovation, knowledge and communities and encouraged others to take part. You made sure that everyone was informed and that product/event/SEO/article/post/(fill in the blank) looked damn good. Now it’s your turn to feel good.How, you might ask? Well, that part’s easy. Register to attend the IABC/BC Summer Kick-off event and start the summer off properly…after all, you deserve it.” 

5. BCBusiness Top 100 Event

Fairmont Hotel Centre – June 23

BC Business Top 100


BCBusiness continues their interview series with one of the Top 100 BC-based CEOs. Christine Day, who previously hailed from Lululemon and Starbucks, is now CEO at Luvo and continues to build recognizable mega-brands. Tickets include lunch and wise insights on leadership from the top.



6. TechVan
Rise HQ – June 28

TechVan Meetup
TechVan “is designed for Vancouver technologists to learn something new and meet someone new.” These meet-ups involve food, drink, networking within the tech community, and five 5-minute presentations from local tech organizations. Following all the presentations is an Open Mic opportunity for anyone in the audience to promote their idea or ask a question.



6.5 LeaderLounge
Salty Tongue Cafe – June 29

Okay, a little self-promo never hurt anyone. For leaders wondering how they can maximize creativity within their team, this one’s for you.