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April 20, 2012

Win a ticket to mesh!

Logomesh, Canada's leading digital conference, is happening May 23 and 24 in Toronto. And we're giving away a free ticket

So, what is mesh? It's a two-day event that explores how the Web is changing how we live, work and play. It's a thinking person's conference that will explore a wide range of topics - education, health, politics, food, design, books, social media, startups, smart cities, robotics and big data.

The list of speakers include Rebecca MacKinnon, Clay Johnson, Alexandra Samuel, Dr. Mike Evans, Andy Carvin, David Weinberger, Dave Winer, D.J. Patil, Michael Geist, Jon Lax and Zane Caplansky.

mesh has a new format this year that gathers everyone together in a single room for the first. On day two, half the days is spent together, before an afternoon of engaging and interactive panels and workshops.

If you want to win a free ticket (worth $695), simply leave a comment below on why you'd like to come to mesh, and we'll pick a winner.

 

Please note: Today Friday May 11th - last day to enter!

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I volunteered at Mesh way back when and it was a great conference with an always stellar line up of speakers. This time around I have a better idea of who I am, what I want to learn and I know that Mesh would be a great place to continue that never ending dance.

A Mesh can be defined as "any of the open spaces in a net or network" and to me those spaces are where the people fit through on their way to be informed, connected, and entertained. Those meshes are the filters that take the infinite sea of information we are continuously creating and makes that torrent into something we can understand and use in our every day lives. It can be unearthing that great video that makes your day, learning about what is going on on the other side of the globe, or just meeting a new friend or reconnecting with a long lost one, that is how these meshes continue to reshape the world around us.

While I would love to listen to Andy Carvin talk about engaging the tribes at NPR or hear Stuart Lombard's stories about the shark filled world of VCs what I look forward to the most is the random run-ins, the unique views you didn't expect, and the stories that give you an understanding you didn't know you needed that will come from Mesh. You can't plan for the unexpected but when you are around the types of people that Mesh attracts you have to be open to the possibilities. That is what I seek to experience and learn if given the chance to take in Mesh this year.

Who wouldn't want a free ticket to Mesh? I've heard nothing but great things about this conference. I'm fact, it's on my conference bucket list!

The best description of Mesh I've heard was "Mesh is like summer camp for marketers". It really is, although it has grown in size over the last few years. The hallway conversations and opportunities to re-connect with friends and colleagues is invaluable. We all lead incredibly busy lives and have social media tools to stay in touch, but it feels like the one time of the year we are all able to get back in touch "IRL" is during Mesh.

I'm incredibly interested in hearing Dave Winer talk this year, he's an Internet visionary and, while I follow his blog and Twitter, the opportunity to hear him speak in person is something I'd really like to experience... so I hope I win the free ticket :)

I have heard nothing but great things about mesh. And I know that the .CA Impact Awards winners will be announced there....I'd love to be in the crowd when the winners' names are called out.

a chance to spend a couple of days with crazy, like-minded folks who are passionate about figuring this shit out. Really? I'm in.

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It's about passion. What sets mesh apart is the passion of its speakers, of its attendees, and its culture. It's about web done smartly, and with great passion. That's the mantra that I've lived for my 16 years of working online.

The fact that I have two of Weinberger's books on my office shelves as well as Geist's, that I hosted my very first blog on Winer's Frontier platform, and that I not only nosh at Caplansky's but spread the word about its fabulous food means that I truly can't imagine a year without Mesh. :)

Would just love a ticket!

Mesh is a money maker now. Prove me wrong.

Early in Mesh's career (when I attended) it almost felt like DX3 did this year--- new, exciting, happy to gather the right people in the right place at the right time. Cool topics, engaging discussion and more. Has that time passed? Prove me wrong.

The networking was amazing (at that stage in my career), the swag was great, the event was fun.

This new format-- is it an attempt for the conference to 'find itself' again? To get back some cred? Or is it one of the final attempts to make ton of cash? Who knows. Maybe I'll be proven wrong?

Jon Lax is cool.

Andrew: As one of the mesh's organizers, I can tell you it would be great if it was a "money maker" but, truth be told, it has never been that. We keep doing it because it's satisfying to create something that we hope offers value to the community.

As for the change in format, it was a decision we made to refresh mesh even though we had more attendees than ever last year and received great feedback.

Any product that doesn't evolve risks getting stale, and it's always better to make changes when times are good as opposed to being forced to do it because the situation has gone bad.

And, yes, Jon Lax is cool. :)

cheers, Mark

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