Press Release – July 14th

140 Conference Ontario Announces Speakers

(BRANTFORD, ON – July 14, 2011) – The organizing committee of the 140 Conference Ontario has announced the second group of speakers that will be involved with the September 15th event in Kitchener. The announcement came at a promotional event at the Galt Golf and Country Club Thursday evening.

“We are building a strong portfolio of speakers for the 140 conference,” said Julia Rosien, a member of the organizing committee and master of ceremonies for the 140 Conference.

The second group of speaker`s announced offer a variety of local, national, and international experiences that will be beneficial for all attendees to listen to. The speakers that were announced include internationally-acclaimed author Scott Stratten, Canadian Business` Top Social Media Expert Amber Mac, and PUNCH!media owner Leslie Hughes. Each of the speakers will have the opportunity to share their story about how the Internet and social media has changed their life on stage at the 140 conference.
“The caliber of speakers presenting at the 140 conference is the best in Canada for a social media based event,” commented Rosien. “These individuals have used the Internet and social media to become successful business professionals. Their stories will be invaluable for our conference, and for those who attend the conference.”

The 140 Conference will take place on Thursday, September 15th at The Tannery in Kitchener. Tickets are available through the event’s website at

The 140 conference is platform for the worldwide Twitter community to listen, connect, share, and engage with each other, while exploring the effects of the emerging real-time internet on business. The 140 conference Ontario is the first of its kind to be held in Canada.

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For more information, please contact:
Julia Rosien, 140 Conference Ontario
Phone: 519-496-5797


Cambridge Announcement – Second Round of Speakers

Scott Stratten | @unmarketing

Scott Stratten is the President of Un-Marketing. He is an expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing which he calls Un-Marketing. Formerly a music industry marketer, national sales training manager and a Professor at the Sheridan College School of Business, he has been running his “UnAgency” for 8 years which has become the place companies like PepsiCo, Adobe, Red Cross and Fidelity Investments come to when they need help guiding their way through the viral/social media and relationship marketing landscape. He now has over 94,000 people follow his daily rantings on Twitter and was voted one of the top influencers on the site with over 200 million users. It’s the only time he’s felt comfortable being compared to Ashton Kutcher, P Diddy and Justin Bieber.

Amber Mac | @AmberMac
Amber Mac is a bestselling social media author (Power Friending), speaker (The Lavin Agency), TV host (CTV – App Central), blogger (The Globe & Mail, Yahoo!) and entrepreneur ( Amber also hosts two successful online shows, The Social Hour and She’s been named the country’s top social media expert by Canadian Business Magazine. As the Miami Herald said in their review of her book, “Amber Mac is a virtual Swiss Army Knife of networking: she displays an endless amount of enthusiasm and energy that nearly crackles off the page.”

Jenn Hudder, ringmaster + partner | @jennhudder |

Four years ago, Jenn Hudder founded the kitestring creative branding studio with partner, Chris Farias. With over a decade’s experience in advertising and marketing, Jenn and her business partner have carved a unique brand position and vision for kitestring that continues to generate industry praise and interest. Jenn pilots the team of creative and strategic thinkers through creative branding projects for clients like Wildly Delicious Fine Foods, Eastern Construction, Coyote’s Run Estate Winery and Pan Am Toronto 2015.

Chris Farias, imaginitarian + partner | @kitestring
As Creative Director, Chris’ high-level creative thinking, artistic wizardry and imaginative conceptual development lead kitestring’s Creative department. (This means that his ideas are sometimes neither animal, vegetable nor mineral.) Since founding kitestring with partner, Jenn Hudder, Chris has led his creative team through branded communications projects in multiple mediums for clients like Mabel’s Labels, The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and CAA Autogreen. Chris is also kitestring’s social media shaman who really walks the walk when it comes to strategic planning and implementation of online relationships and brand building. His social media philosophy has even been recognized by industry publications, Marketing Magazine and Applied Arts.

Annie Urban | @phdinparenting

Annie is an influential tweeter on issues like parenting, social justice and feminism. She has been blogging about the art and science of parenting on the PhD in Parenting Blog since May 2008. Annie uses her keyboard to raise awareness of social, political and consumer issues of importance to parents, women and children. She regularly uses her online presence as a platform to advocate for change, calling out the government, corporations, media and sometimes other bloggers for positions, policies and actions that threaten the rights and well-being of parents and their children.

Jane Wilson |  @AradiaOakville
Ever wonder what it would be like to get a second chance at a dream? When she was young, Jane wanted to be a dancer, but didn’t have the confidence to pursue it as a career. Instead, she became a teacher and decided to follow the status quo, and stopped dancing. After her children were born, she reconnected with her first love: dance. Now, Jane is the owner, lead instructor and performer at Aradia Fitness Oakville, where she is supporting and empowering women to take risks, and live their dreams through pole dancing fitness!

Leslie Hughes | @punchmediadotca
Leslie Hughes is the Principal of PUNCH!media, specializing in Social Media training, strategy and solutions to help build buzz for businesses. After working at a “dotcom” called Mediconsult, Leslie moved to a traditional marketing agency to work with Visa Canada.
A lifelong passion for media, Leslie worked in sales for Weddingbells and Fashion magazines before she founded Diaper Disco: the great suburban family dance party. Launching PUNCH!media in 2009, Leslie has worked with companies such as The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, TVO, and The Saskatchewan Pension Plan. Leslie is a graduate of the University of Ottawa (B.A. Psychology), and proudly has her Master’s Certification in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).

Kevin Magee | @kevinamagee
Kevin Magee is a serial entrepreneur with at least one more start-up left in him. He is also a senior sales executive, purveyor of Healthcare technologies, writer, community builder, charitable fundraiser, venture philanthropist, patron of the arts and all around good guy.
An energetic community builder he serves as Vice Chairman of the Brantford Economic Development Advisory Committee, as a Hospital Ambassador for the Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation and as Chairman of the Management Board for the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts.
He lives and works online and in Brantford at the Intersection of city life and country living with his wife, kids and pack of wild dogs.

Karen Green | @karengreeners
Karen Green is a writer, editor, mother and keyboard warrior, recently transplanted from the chaos of Toronto to the cornfields of south-western Ontario. An old-school blogger, Karen has spoken at BlogHer and Blissdom Canada and made news this past spring when she spearheaded the Mom The Vote movement which mobilized a cross-country social media effort to get parents talking about the election online. Karen writes for several community websites and has been the author of The Kids Are Alright since 2006.

Eric Novak | @MMPerspectives
Eric Novak is a multi-faceted and passionate professional story teller. He is the President and founder of media consulting and production company Modern Media Perspectives, and is also the Editor in Chief of
Eric is a nationally recognized public speaker. He has been personally trained by Al Gore and David Suzuki and is a leading presenter and mentor with The Climate Reality Project Canada. Eric has spoken to 15,000 Canadians from coast to coast about climate change. He has previously hosted two television shows, and was known as “Who’s Your Daddy” on the popular website The Yummy Mummy Club. Eric is a father of 4 children and resides with his wife of almost 11 years in Ajax, ON.

Craig Silva | @BigDaddykreativ
Graphic Design Rock Star, Print Guru, Networking Ninja, Social Media Junkie, Entrepreneur, Volunteer & Community Builder! Dad of 2 fab girls, DH to @Mapsgirl!
His name is Craig Silva, and he owns Big Daddy Kreativ, a graphic design and print management company. Craig’s social media presence plays a large part in the success of Big Daddy Kreativ. You will often see him attending a local or not-so-local tweetup or event. Craig also engages with his community. He is a leader for the senior youth group at his church. Together with his wife Wendy, they are Volunteer Builders.

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