Posts Tagged: conferences

Alarm at Mesh!

Apparently an alarm has been tripped somewhere in the MaRS conference centre, so there’s a flashing light and a repeating loud beeping, which has brought the conference to a halt. Every now and then a lady comes over the loudspeaker to tell us that the cause of the alarm is being investigated, causing great humor… Reads more »

The Future of Marketing

In the first keynote of the day, Stuart MacDonald will be chatting with popular blogger Steve Rubel of Edelman about the future of marketing. Here are my notes from the session (my comments in italics): Throughout the conference they have been showing short ads for Mesh, made by a company called Storystream, whose tagline is… Reads more »

Mesh Day 2

Just got settled in the auditorium for day two of Mesh. Tris Hussey and I just remarked that the conference is much more business focused, which is a good thing for Canada, we really haven’t had that yet. We’re starting late, but I think it’s because there was hardly anyone here at ten to 9,… Reads more »

The Future of Media

Last session of the day is all about media and it’s future, particularly that of newspapers. Participating is Mathew Ingram, Angus Frame, Tomer Strolight, and Tomi Poutanen. Here some notes from the session (my comments in italics): Why is Craigslist successful? Because newspaper classifieds are restrictive and expensive. Apparently the site steals $50 million of… Reads more »

Are Bloggers Journalists?

Just got back from lunch, and I decided to attend the session about bloggers and journalists, featuring Matthew Ingram, Om Malik, Michael Tippet, and Scott Karp. The Editor-In-Chief of Dose is sitting right behind me, which is kind of cool. Should bloggers be treated as journalists? Here some notes from the session: Scott says bloggers… Reads more »

The Web and Society

The second keynote of the morning is with Rob Hyndman and Dr. Michael Geist, who will be chatting about the web and society. Here are my notes, with my comments again in italics. I think Michael looks a little like Billy Crystal. Oooh a slidedeck! Michael Geist is opening with a presentation, and he’s using… Reads more »