Upcoming Events

Speaking events for EmailKarma.net founder: Matthew Vernhout

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  • DMAC: Are you a Creepy Marketer? (Registration)
    Date & Time: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – 3:30pm
    Location: The Spoke Club – 600 King Street West, Toronto
    Panel will explore the following topics:

    • What’s creepy and invasive vs. reasonably acceptable?
    • Impact of greater connectivity and the so-called “Internet of Things”
    • Mobile tracking, location-based data, apps and how they impinge on privacy
    • The next thing? Wearable devices?
    • How breaches, hacking and cybersecurity are affecting your marketing efforts.
    • What are the privacy considerations when you’re targeting vulnerable groups like kids, new Canadians or seniors?
    • Ways to build privacy into your campaigns, offers
    • What’s the latest and greatest in Online Behavioural Advertising?
    • Latest on CASL

    Marketing and Privacy – Panel experts:

    • Pam Snively, LLB Osler Access Privacy Practice
    • Matt Vernhout, CPO, Inbox Marketer
    • Amanda Maltby, GM Privacy, Canada Post

Past Events:


  • Osgood Hall – December, 2014
    Canada’s New Anti -Spam Law: Lessons from the Trenches and a Look Ahead to 2015
  • Message Systems Insight – San Diego, CA – November, 2014
    • Adaptive delivery in Canada, China and the EU
    • Two Perspectives on Email Delivery (Engagement Trends in North America)
  • ESPC Annual general Meeting – September 2014 – Washington, DC
    CASL: A look back
  • University of Toronto – July 2014 – Toronto, ON
    CASL Panel for Digital Strategy Students at U of T School of Continuing Studies
  • Silicon Halton – May 2014 – Burlington, ON
    Meetup #55: Canada’s Anti Spam Legislation
  • DMAC – June 2014 – Toronto, On
    Create Your CASL Compliance Plan to avoid the $10 million fine
  • MARCOM – June 10 – 12, 2014 – Ottawa, On
    Implications of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation on your Marketing Efforts
  • Regulatory Compliance for Financial Institutions – April 2014 – Toronto, ON
    Web, Social Media and CASL
  • Email Evolution Conference 2014 – January 2014 – Miami, FL
    CASL Roundtable
  • Osgood Hall Law School – January 27, 2014 – Private Webinar
    Canada’s Anti-Spam Law: Is Your Organization Prepared?
  • Canadian Marketing Association – Toronto & Online – February 2014
    Canada’s Anti-Spam Law: A – Z



  • Canadian Institute’s ‘Regulatory Compliance for Financial Institutions’ conference – Toronto, ON – November 13th, 2013
    10 things to do right now to prepare for CASL
  • CMA Members Webinar Series – November 7, 2013
    What Happened to CASL?
  • Message Systems Interact 2013 – San Diego, CA – October 8-10th, 2013
    “Using data, technology and digital messaging to engage customers and impact their behavior”
  • Message Systems Interact 2013 – San Diego, CA – October 8-10th, 2013
    Getting Your Mail to the Inbox: In High-Volume Seasons, or Any Other Time!
  • IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2013 – Toronto, ON – May 22-24, 2013
    Preparing for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Conducting a compliance audit
  • Direct Marketing Association of Canada – Toronto, Ontario
    CASL – Interpreting the New Canadian Anti-Spam Law for Marketers
  • Canadian Institute AdLaw Conference – Toronto, ON
    Workshop – In-Depth Pre-Program Training Session: The A to Z Guide to Prepare Your Organization for CASL
  • Email Evolution Conference 2013 – Miami, FLA – January 2013
    Session Title: Making it to the Inbox



  • Toronto Attractions Committee (September 2012)
    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Seminar – Members Only
  • RAC Education Day (March 2012)
    EMAIL PRIVACY: How These Legislations Affect Canadian Online Business
  • Fanshawe College eMarketing Conference 2012 (February 2012)
    Multi-Channel Marketing Activation
  • Advertising & Marketing Law Conference (January 25-26, 2012)
    CASL: Latest Regulatory Developments



  • George Brown College (November 2011)

    Digital Marketing in Canada – Class (Mark 1031)

  • NextGen:Now – The Future of Digital Messaging is Here (October 2011)

    New Directions in Email Deliverability

  • MAAWG – 22nd General Meeting (June 2011)
  • Lexpert (May 2011)

    Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation: A Very Wide Objective, a Very Wide Swath

    Locations: Vancouver and Toronto

  • IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2011

    e-Marketing Policy-Building Workshop

  • eMKTG (March 2011) – London, ON

    How to Manage a Profitable Email Marketing Campaign

  • 2011 Email Evolution Conference (February 2011) (Full presentation – pdf)

    Optimize Privacy and Best Practices: Inspire Compliance, Trust, & Customer Engagement

  • Brighttalk: Passport to Email (January 2011)

    A Global Perspective of Email & Privacy Laws (Archive)

  • ESPC Members Call (January 2011)

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Seminar – Members Only


  • ESPC Members Call (August 2010)

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Seminar – Members Only

  • IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2010 (Toronto)

    ECPA and it’s effect on Marketers







  • Canadian Marketing Association (January 2007)

    Email Delivery Best Practices


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