NEXT BIG THING
Join us at the third annual Next Big Thing for an entrepreneur-focused educational conference for small business owners featuring industry experts. This affordable one-day event is created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Sessions include digital marketing, problem-solving, finance, pitching the press, branding and industry trends and networking sessions. Next Big Thing is for freelancers, those with a side hustle, busy parents who run a business, people in the midst of a career transition or simply individuals who have a great idea that need help getting it off the ground. You’ll learn new ways for your business to emerge and be more successful in 2019.
Influential YouTuber, Author, &
Vegan Lifestyle Expert
Lauren Toyota is one of the most inspirational, influential voices in Canada. She seamlessly transitioned from close to 10 years as a national television host and producer to an independent, self-made content producer for more than eight successful social channels.
From YouTube to Twitter to Instagram, Lauren has hundreds of thousands of combined followers, fans, and subscribers. Currently, she is devoted to creating authentic and engaging creative content on her YouTube channels, Lauren In Real Life and hot for food. She also recently released her first vegan cookbook Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face, which instantly became a bestseller.
For entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs; every speaker and panelist is an individual who has done the hard work to get where they are today and they are at Next Big Thing to share how they did it.
Central Public Library
Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall
800 3 Street SE
Kait Kucy is a freelance lifestyle writer and mother to Jack. Based in Calgary, she writes The Archives of Cool, a blog with a focus on lifestyle trends, design and decor. Beyond the blog, Kait has a strong media presence in Alberta writing for publications such as Avenue, Dote and Western Living, as well as appearing regularly as a lifestyle expert on local morning shows.
Mike Morrison is the founder of SocialEast and SocialWest, which is now the largest digital marketing conference in western Canada. He also runs Mike's Bloggity Blog, attracting nearly one million visitors every year. His guide to biking called Calgary By Bike, also topped the Calgary Herald's Best Seller list in 2016 and 2017.