Chris Burdge | Co-Founder

Co-Founder Social Media Camp

President bWEST Interactive

Chris is one of the founders and event presenters. He will be giving a welcoming address and will be moderating some sessions.


Since 1994 Chris has been leveraging Internet based communications to build brands for companies such as BMW, Royal Bank, and Nestle Purina, as well as BC based businesses like AbeBooks, Island Savings and Tour de Victoria. He has led the digital marketing practice at global agencies McCann Erikson, Publicis and Cove-Ito Japan.

In 2009 Chris founded bWEST, a social media consulting firm focused on helping companies develop social marketing strategies to effectively grow their business. In 2010 Chris co-founded Social Media Camp, Canada’s largest conference dedicated to the exploration and sharing of ideas and insights around social media. The annual conference includes world-class speakers and attracts more than 700 attendees.

Chris is deeply involved in the marketing community where he helps to inspire and share innovation. This includes helping to organize numerous social media events including Twestival, Movember and Social Media Day. Chris speaks at universities and colleges and has been featured widely in the media including appearances on CBC Radio, CTV, CHEK News and Shaw TV.

While not “on the job”, Chris plays hockey, loves to cycle and spend time with his family enjoying our beautiful island.

What previous SMC speakers have to say: 

Chris asked me to be the keynote speaker at Social Media Camp Victoria. From start to finish, he was nothing but a pleasure to work with. It’s great to go speak at a conference that has worked out all the kinks that you only learn from years of experience running the event. The funny thing? This was the first ever Social Media Camp Victoria! It was run like he’d been running it for years. Everything was incredible, and the size of the crowd blew me away. 30 cities are on my book tour, and this stop is right at the top, because of him.

Scott Stratten – UnMarketing

Chris makes magic happen! I speak at many events around the world. Social Media Camp stands out as one of my all time favorite events to have spoken at. The reason, very simply the level of detail in the organization. Social Media Camp under Chris’ direction provides the audience with great information, the speakers with an amazing audience and all in a really great venue.

Simon Salt – Inc Slingers

Connect with Chris:

@b_WEST on TwitterbWEST on FacebookChris Burdge on LinkedInbWEST on YouTubebWEST on SlideShare