Professionally, Paul Holmes is a technology management professional based in Victoria, British Columbia.

Paul is also an avid podcaster, and is available to speak on topics related to the intersection of social media, society and politics.

In 2010, Paul co-founded Social Media Camp, the largest Social Media conference in Canada, with Chris Burdge. They co-produced the event for 10 years, until the 2019 event.

Kamloops Speaking Photo

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 was an early adopter and enthusiast of WordPress, organizing 5 successive WordCamp Victoria events. The 2011 and 2012 events were successively the largest WordCamp events 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.

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

Paul shows up occasionally in the media. Here’s a few notables …