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 as well as a session on Social Media Strategy on Thursday May 1st at Club 919.


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, which has become Canada’s largest conference.

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.

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

I’m writing to you from Victoria, British Columbia, and I’m sorry I can’t be with you in person for a cup of coffee, but I should let you know that they’re taking very good care of me here. I have never been so well received from the moment I landed at the airport. That’s saying a lot. 

Chris Brogan – Human Business Works

Chris makes magic happen! I speak at many events around the world. Social Media Camp stands out as one of my all time favourite 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 YouTube