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article image'Mesh' digital media conference begins next week in Toronto

By David Silverberg     May 19, 2011 in Technology
Toronto - On May 25 and 26, Toronto will host the annual Web conference known as mesh, featuring speakers from companies such as Mozilla, the Citizen Lab, Topix, and more. Media outlets with reps at mesh include the Guardian, Al Jazeera and HuffPost Media Group.
Canada's web-connected community annually clamour to mesh, a conference featuring leading entrepreneurs, CEOs, media executives, authors and thinkers. mesh builds its two-day conference based on four "pillars" - society, marketing, media, and start-up financing, mainly from a Canadian perspective. The event takes place the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place.
As a media sponsor of this year's event, Digital Journal will be covering the mesh programming beginning May 25. We'll report on, among others, a session on social media's role at HuffPost Media Group, led by social media editor Ron Fishman. We'll also cover a panel on how to handle online communities by the Globe & Mail's Jennifer MacMillan and how companies can drive collaboration and creative thinking. We'll also be on the prowl for one-on-ones with high profile individuals who are changing the face of media and the Internet.
Representatives from many well-known online brands will be participating at mesh, including Topix, Rypple, Torstar Digital, Storyify and more. Other companies invited to present include WWF Canada, the Red Cross, Microsoft, IDC Canada and KPMG.
A complete schedule of events can be seen here. A speaker list can be viewed here.
Some liveblogs and reports will also appear on Digital Journal's Future of Media site. We'll also be live-tweeting certain sessions via @digitaljournal and @futureofmedia
Check out some of Digital Journal's previous coverage of mesh events here and here and here.
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