Paul HolmesPaul Holmes is co-organizer of Social Media Camp, the largest annual Social Media event in Canada, and the largest technology-related event on Vancouver Island. May 1st to 3rd, 2014 is the fifth annual event, held again at the Victoria Conference Center.

In March, 2013, Paul and his Social Media Camp co-presenter Chris Burdge were honoured as 10 to Watch winners by Victoria’s top business publication, Douglas Magazine.

Paul co-founded Canada’s first Social Media Club chapter in Victoria in March, 2009.

He is a keen advocate of WordPress, organizing 5 successive WordCamp Victoria events. The 2011 and 2012 events were successively the largest WordCamp ever held in British Columbia.

From 2000 to 2011, Paul was President of IdeaZone, a recognized local leader in website design. He sold this business in December, 2011 to pursue a lifelong career goal in the financial industry.

Some of Paul’s Social Media speaking engagements include the Cambie Village Business Association, BC Social Media Summit, Association of University Research Parks, UVic Faculty of Business, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, Vancouver Island Real Estate Board and Volunteer Victoria.

Paul has shown up occasionally in the media. Here’s a few snippets …