Tonight is the first Truck Stop of the year and our first event in Old Strathcona! We’re actually holding a Truck Stop every Thursday night this month at McIntyre Park (8303 104 Street, aka Gazebo Park). The lineup and menu will change each week, so there’s definitely a reason to attend more than one! Here are the details for tonight’s event.
To keep up-to-date on What the Truck?! and Truck Stop events, check out our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter! We’ll be posting each week’s lineup and menu details as we get closer to the date.
On Saturday at the Fantasyland Hotel you’ll find iMedia 2012: Edmonton’s Social Media Conference. Vancouver’s Darren Barefoot and Rebecca Bollwitt are both in town to deliver keynotes. At lunch time I’m on the iMedia-lite Panel along with Kathleen Smith, Kendall Barber, and Ryan Jespersen. We’ll be talking about personal branding on the web – should be fun!
Later that afternoon I’ll be back downtown to participate in the Edmonton Public Library’s Downtown Stories event. The idea is to celebrate “the diverse stories of people who live downtown.” I’ll be sharing some thoughts on the changing face of downtown. Other speakers include Poet Laureate Anna Marie Sewell and EPL’s Writer in Residence Jocelyn Brown.
In addition to Truck Stop next Thursday, you don’t want to miss the Grand Opening Party for Startup Edmonton’s new space in the Mercer Warehouse! There will be drinks, DJs, and tours all evening long, so stop in and check it out. I can’t wait to see the space full of people.
On Friday, May 11 you’ll want to join me at the Art Gallery of Alberta to celebrate Guru’s tenth birthday at Gala Guru TEN. They’ve accomplished so much in that time! “We hang out on the corner of technology and the arts. If you like freaky mashups of technology and music/dance/theatre/visual media, this is the event for you.”
So that’s a few of the events I’ll be at over the next week or so. For more upcoming events, check out ShareEdmonton!