Our Speakers

Melissa Cheater

Digital Content Manager, Western University

Melissa Cheater has been building & studying community longer than ER was a TV show – helping cities rethink youth services, working with Canada’s best minds working to understand online identity, and showing universities how to reconnect.  She studied Media & Public Interest at Western University, has worked across non-profit, government and private sectors and throughout her career has been breaking new ground in digital strategy (featured in publications such as Maclean’s), helping institutions negotiate the digital shift in communications. Melissa is digital strategist & speaker, specializing in post-secondary education and social network theory, founder of the #PSEWEB conference, and a member of the Department of Communications & Public Affairs at Western University. Melissa maintains an independent blog at melissamae.ca.     

Recent Blog Posts

Accommodations at #PSEWEB

Stay close to the fun right on campus at Ontario Hall Suites, the university’s newest suite-style residence space. There’s a block of private and semi-private rooms for folks who would like to bunk with a friend. Private room... Read more

#PSEWEB Needs YOU!

While 2017 brought some new and exciting adventures to #PSEWEB –looking at you folks, Western and USask– it also brought about some behind-the-scenes changes to our leadership and planning team. After a successful national conference... Read more

Hi There! Call for Speakers 2018: Now Open.

The All-Canada #PSEWEB National Conference is confirmed for 2018! We will have our date and location for you any day now – as soon as we find one of those old timey pens to sign the paperwork. Our Apple Pencil wasn’t compatible... Read more