The schedule for the 2009 Mesh Conference, “the little Canadian web conference that could”, has been posted. Mesh takes place on April 7th and 8th at the MaRS Collaboration Centre in downtown Toronto and is preceded by MeshU workshop event on April 6th.
Friends of mine who’ll be presenting at MeshU include:
- Leigh Honeywell of Hacklab.TO: Break It to Make It: Writing (More) Secure Software
- Pete Forde, Unspace: Is That an iPhone in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
There are a number of presentations by other folks at MeshU – go look at the schedule to see which ones appeal to you.
As for Mesh itself, there will be keynotes over its two days by the following people:
- Michael Masnick, founder and CEO of Floor64
- Jessica Jackely, co-founder of Kiva.org
- Jason Calacanis, founder and CEO of Mahalo.com
- Scott Monty, marketing, communications and social media guy
- David Miller, Mayor of Toronto
A few people I know will be doing presentations at Mesh:
- Mark Evans will have a one-on-one conversation with David Usher, billed as “one of Canada’s most social media-friendly musicians” and a workshop titled How to Integrate Social Media into Your Marketing Plan
- Sacha Chua will be heading up a talk with a panel featuring John Philip Green titled How the Web is Changing the Way We Learn
- Torontoist’s David Topping and Spacing’s Matthew Blackett will be on a panel called Hyper-Local Media: Does It Work?
- Andrew Cherwenka will be running the Social Media 101 workshop
- Mathew Ingram will lead The Future of News panel
- Darren Barefoot will lead a panel featuring Duarte Da Silva titled Using Social Media for Good
- Stuart McDonald will lead a panel titled Managing Your Ad Buy
- Howard Lindzon will be on the What’s on the Horizon? panel discussion
- Jevon McDonald will moderate the Benefits and Risks of Building for a Platform discussion
- Sean Moffitt and Saul Colt will be in the Using Online Word of Mouth panel
- Rob Hyndman will lead the Legal Bootcamp for Web Startups workshop
- My manager’s manager, Mark Relph, will chair the Managing Community Online panel
For more details, see the Mesh schedule.