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Mesh conference kicks off May 23-24, focusing on media & tech

Posted Apr 30, 2012 by David Silverberg
On May 23 and 24, Toronto will host the annual Web conference known as mesh, featuring speakers from companies such as IBM and NPR, and offering a variety of talks and discussion on new ideas reshaping how we use the Internet.
Attendees at a meshU session learning from a presenter
Attendees at a meshU session learning from a presenter
Courtesy mesh
Canada's digital community annually gather at 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 partner of this year's event, Digital Journal will be covering the mesh programming beginning May 23. The schedule lists a buffet of ideas and discussions presented by some of the most innovative leaders in digital media, touching on issues such as brain-computer interfaces, e-learning, mobile medicine, the rise of Pinterest, app design and much more.
Representatives from many well-known online brands will be participating at mesh, including Blurb, ecobee, Ushahidi, Global Voices, and IBM Canada. Invited speakers include noted media lawyer (and Digital Journal Adviser) Michael Geist, NPR reporter and Arab Spring Twitter icon Andy Carvin and Clay Johnson, co-founder of Blue State Digital, responsible for Barack Obama's successful online campaign in 2008.
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 sister publication, Future of Media. We'll also be live-tweeting certain sessions @digitaljournal and @futureofmedia
For more info on mesh, check out some of Digital Journal's previous coverage of mesh events here and here.