That’s a Wrap – 2017

And just like that the second annual SOHO Victoria conference and trade show has come and gone. 

We would like thank all of you that made the event possible and helped to make it a huge success! We truly appreciate your progressive attitude and for taking time out of your busy schedule to attend, volunteer, speak and sponsor. 

Thank you very much to… 

  • the attendees – 224
  • the volunteers – 15
  • the speakers & panelists – 24
  • the 1-1 expert advisors – 14
  • the roundtable discussion leaders – 7
  • the sponsors – 15
  • the trade show exhibitors – 23

I personally want to put a huge thank you and kudos  out to Glenys Haskins and her new company Eventful Management who helped to make the event run like a finely tuned engine, along with Derek Ford Studios for all of the awesome photography and videography and The HOUSSE who’s designed the two beautiful stages. 

Attendee Feedback

We truly value your opinion and every we post a survey to gather your feedback. Thank to all the attendees that took a few minutes to complete our questionnaire.  Your feedback will help us to improve and build an event that is relevant valuable to YOU. 

Here’s how you rated the speakers on a 10 point scale (we included the top 10)

Please rate the speakers for the sessions that you attended. 

We read all of your comments and in the interest of transparency have posted a few below.

What did you like the MOST about SOHO Victoria?

Meeting like-minded people in the same situation as me and learning some really great things. I came away really inspired and ready to work on my business. They day went by very quickly.

Main stage speakers, left feeling motivated to move forward with my plan this year with my business. Just what I needed and wanted.

I thought the roundtables were good. I wish I went to more. It was a good place to meet other attendees and have a conversation about a shared interest.

What did you like the LEAST about SOHO Victoria?

We appreciate the candid feedback and have responded below to a couple of the comments about what you like least.

Some round-tables only offered once and they were full.   

Thank you – we will address this in the schedule next year.

No free wifi.   

In an effort to keep the event as affordable as possible for small business owner we decided not to provide “free” wifi.  Wifi at the conference centre is about $1,000 for the day which would add another $10 or so to the ticket.

Lack of social components with other attendees.   

We were a bit surprised by this one as there were 20 minute breaks between every session, a 90 minute lunch and a networking party in the main area immediately after the closing keynote speaker. We are considering adding a networking lunch next year for those that want to attend.

Too many streams running at once to be able to take them all in.   

Thank you – we will address this in the schedule next year.

We look forward to seeing you at the 3rd annual SOHO Victoria event on January 26, 2018.

We have made 50 Super Early Bird tickets available for next year’s event at a big savings.

This will be the only discount for SOHO Victoria 2018. After these 50 tickets are sold the price will remain the same until the event date.  

If you have any feedback or thoughts on how we can make SOHO Victoria better please use the comments box below.

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