Registration opens for Calgary's meshwest

CALGARY, June 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Canada's leading Web conference, mesh, has come west by way of a one-day event in Calgary on June 8 at the MacEwan Conference & Event Centre at the University of Calgary.

Like mesh, meshwest will focus on providing insight and stimulating conversations around four streams - media, society, marketing and business. Led by opinion leaders and entrepreneurs, meshwest will provide the opportunity to have thought-provoking and engaging conversations in which the attendees are involved as much as the speakers.

"We think Calgary is a great place to launch meshwest," said Mark Evans, co-founder of the mesh conference. "There's a growing start-up and high-tech community, and there are many large companies exploring the use of social media as a new way to communicate, market and sell."

From Canada's leading digital marketers to local social media strategists, meshwest will provide an emphasis on exploring what's over the horizon in the digital world.

Speakers to include:
Tobias Lütke - CEO of Shopify
Stuart MacDonald - One of Canada' leading digital marketers
Doug Lacombe - Canada's Internet publishing pioneer
Greg Hounslow - Emerging Media Advisor for WestJet
Mark Evans - mesh Co-founder and former technology reporter with the National Post and Globe & Mail
Leigh Himel - Owner of Toronto-based, Gravity Ltd., a 'Social Enterprise Design' firm
Sarah Dickinson - SVP, Strategy at Blast Radius
Tony Rino - Web & Social Media Advisor, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

Conference Details:
Date:    Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Time:    8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location:   MacEwan Conference & Event Centre; University of Calgary
Ticket prices:   $279+GST;  tickets can be purchased at

meshwest sponsors include CIRA, Yahoo! Canada, CNW and Hill & Knowlton Calgary.



For further information:

For media accrediation or for interviews with Mark Evans, Co-founder of mesh and meshwest, contact:
Lisa Stone
Hill & Knowlton Calgary
202-6th Avenue SW, Suite 540
Calgary, AB T2P 2R9
Direct: 403.268.7853

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