mesh13: Canada’s Web Conference February 15, 2013 RICCentre Canada’s premier digital conference is a chance to connect with people who are as excited about the potential of digital as you are — people who want to know more about how it is changing the way we live, work and interact with the world. And you won’t just connect with them in the hallways — at mesh, every session is interactive. EVENT: mesh13 DATE: May 15-16, 2013 VENUE: Allstream Centre ADDRESS: 105 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 REGISTRATION: http://mesh13.meshconference.com/registrationmesh13/ mesh is a two-day event that explores how the Web is evolving, the emergence of new and emerging trends, and what’s over the digital horizon. It’s a thinking person’s conference that features challenging, insightful, engaging and provocative speakers and content. We want people to come away from mesh with new ideas, inspiration and tons of food for thought on how they personally and professionally use the Web. A key part of mesh is that most of our presentations are interactive discussions in which attendees play an active role. We encourage attendees to ask questions and provide insight based on their experiences to complement the expertise of the people on stage. Another important element of mesh is the networking as we believe the conversations between sessions are as important as the sessions themselves. As a result, we’ve structured mesh with healthy breaks to provide you with the opportunity to catch up with friends, meet new people and discuss what you’ve heard and learned. If you’re passionate about the Web and the digital landscape, mesh is a great place to immerse yourself in two days of great content, conversations and ideas. Who Should Attend? Marketers Successful marketers know word-of-mouth is one of the most powerful tools to spread news about a product or service. The Web is word-of-mouth on steroids. Within minutes, fans can quickly spread a new service or feature across thousands of blogs, Facebook Pages, Twitter users and forums. And bad news can spread just as quickly. Come to mesh to learn how you can benefit from the former and manage the latter. Media Not long ago, the media was a predictable beast that consisted of newspapers, magazines, radio stations and a handful of TV networks. Now, millions of people on Facebook and Twitter can fill the same role as mainstream journalists, not to mention dozens of blog networks, video podcasters and other “citizen journalists” who are changing the way we think about and consume media. Entrepreneurs Starting a business is challenge. But online tools can make it easier than ever, letting startups take advantage of everything from “cloud computing” and online storage to Web-based services that can give small companies an edge over larger competitors. Come to mesh to learn about these tools and hear from those successfully using them. Citizens Just as the Web has empowered consumers by making it easier to talk about products and services, it has opened the doors to the political process, giving ordinary citizens ways to express how they feel about laws and leaders. It has also provided interest groups and charitable organizations with the tools they need to reach out and create change. Come to mesh and talk about what that means for us as a society. Click here to view the speakers. Click here to register.