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What is iMEDIA?

iMEDIA is a 2-day social media conference focused on giving marcom professionals & entrepreneurs a no-fluff, no bs approach to digital marketing.


March 8 & 9, 2019

Roundhouse & MacEwan University // Edmonton, Canada 

See the IMEDIA Schedule →


"I look forward to this conference every year and it's always just the best!"

— @krystinaiam


6 reasons why you should attend iMEDIA.

1. We focus on the how rather than the what. Yes, theory is important, but we know you’re more concerned with why and how other marketers are making it happen rather than the less-relatable theory.

2. Our selection of Breakout Sessions. Our line-up of Breakout Sessions is consistently the #1 reason people choose to attend iMEDIA. They’re stellar. And have 20+ to choose from!

3. You’ll spend 2 days with 300 other digital marketers from across Canada. From our Speakers and volunteers to our attendees, you can be rest assured that you will be in very good company.

4. 30-50% of our annual attendance is from people who have attended a previous iMEDIA Conference. If this isn’t a vote of confidence, we don’t know what is!

5. Our content is fresh AF. We don’t finalize our Breakout Sessions and Speaker line-up until the month before the conference so you can be sure you’re getting the most up-to-date and relevant content possible.

6. #iMEDIA19 is our 8th annual conference. Yes, we’ve been around for a few years and yes, this year is bound to be our best conference yet!

Roles of past attendees.

  • President

  • Communications Coordinator

  • Web & Digital Strategy Lead

  • Senior Communications Officer

  • Marketing Director

  • Social Media Coordinator

  • Social Media Manager

  • Communications Consultant

  • Digital Communications Specialist

  • Content Manager


Frequently asked questions

And yes, we typed out the full words because it looked better with our layout ;)


+ What is the iMEDIA Social Media Conference?

It’s a social media conference! At iMEDIA, we focus entirely on providing a no-fluff, no BS approach to online marketing. You will walk away from iMEDIA with relevant, ready-to-apply learning for the real world.

+ When is iMEDIA 2019?

iMEDIA 2019 will be held March 8 & 9, 2019.

+ Where will iMEDIA 2019 be held?

iMEDIA is hosted in downtown Edmonton. We'll be spending the iMEDIA weekend at MacEwan University in Roundhouse and the Robbins Health Learning Centre.

+ Is iMEDIA for me?

If you’re someone who works in marketing or communications, you should absolutely attend iMEDIA. Whether you're a VP of marketing, a digital strategist or a communications co-ordinator, we’ve got something for you.

+ I don’t currently work in a social media role, but I’d love to learn more about it. Would I be out of my league at iMEDIA?

No! At iMEDIA, we have content for every level of social media savvy.

+ What types of organizations should attend iMEDIA?

We try and make the conference as relevant as possible to all types of organizations. We have sessions designed for entrepreneurs, corporate communicators, not-for-profits and public sector organizations.

+ What kinds of topics will be covered at iMEDIA 2019?

While iMEDIA is primarily a social media conference, we cover a broad range of digital marketing topics through our Breakout Sessions. You can expect sessions about emerging social media platforms, marketing fundamentals, social analytics, and much more.

+ How many sessions will I get to attend at iMEDIA?

That depends on what type of conference pass you get but most people get to attend 2 Keynote Sessions and a minimum of 5 Breakout Sessions.

+ When will I get to select my iMEDIA Breakout Sessions?

We typically open breakout session registration in early February. This allows us to have the most up-to-date programming at the conference (after all, social media is changing on the daily!) and gives ALL registrants the opportunity to have a fair chance at seeing their top Breakout Session choices face-to-face.

+ How do I select my iMEDIA breakout sessions

We will send you an email with details on how to choose your sessions when the time comes.

+ What is an iMEDIA Master Class?

iMEDIA Master Classes are three to six hour deep-dive classes with industry professionals. These aren’t for the faint of heart; these classes are for our more advanced iMEDIA attendees who need help with a specific topic. Master Class details will be released shortly!


The Venue

The 2019 iMEDIA Social Media Conference will be hosted at MacEwan University in downtown Edmonton. The modern, open space and the bustling downtown backdrop, provides the ideal locale for learning and networking. 

As an iMEDIA first, we’ll be hosting all of our Friday events in the most beautiful co-working space you can imagine: Roundhouse. Roundhouse is located in MacEwan’s Allard Hall.

All of Saturday’s conference events will be hosted in the Robbins Health Learning Centre at MacEwan University.



Planning on driving to iMEDIA? There are many parking options available on the MacEwan campus, including two underground lots and a covered parkade connected to the Robbins Health Learning Centre.

Check out MacEwan University’s Parking Map so you know what to expect for the iMEDIA weekend.

You can purchase your parking on-site at #iMEDIA19 but if you’d rather get your Parking Pass ahead of time, you can add a Parking Pass to your iMEDIA Conference ticket.


Public Transit

If public transportation is more your thing, plan your trip to #iMEDIA19 with the ETS Trip Planner.


Stay at the Matrix


We’ve partnered with the Matrix Hotel as our exclusive Hotel Partner for #iMEDIA19.

That means that the iMEDIA Community will be offered an exclusive rate for the iMEDIA weekend (and yes, it's 15% off the best available rate!)

No promo code needed. Simply click on the button below to book your stay at the Matrix for the iMEDIA weekend.