Sunday, June 01, 2008

From mesh to PAB

I’ve had a lot on my plate lately so the bad news is, I haven’t been posting as many of my shopping stories as I’d like. The good news is, I’m back and have a whole bunch of stuff to share.

Two of those things are the conference I attended last month and the one I’m heading to at the end of this one.

I’m a third-year veteran of mesh – the social media conference where people connect, share and inspire. The keynote speakers and sessions were incredible. The people (general attendees and presenters) were equally inspiring. That's a picture of the guys who run the show (aka meshies) on the right.

At less than $500 including meals and parties, mesh is one of the best deals around. I also picked up some food for thought and some inspiration I’ll be sharing soon.

On June 20-22, I’ll be heading to Kingston for my first Podcasters Across Borders (aka PAB). I wanted to go last year but the timing didn’t work. It’s still not great for me but Connie’s been after me and co-organizer, Mark Blevis gave me royal heck over dinner during mesh when he read on twitter I’d be taking a pass. He and Bob Goyetche from the Canadian Podcast Buffet are running it again this year and no one knows podcasting better than those two.

So, I reconsidered and registered. I may not have my own podcast – at least not yet – but I’ve been interviewed on some and I’ve been working on audio projects at the office. (I was also a member of the PodCamp Toronto 2008 organizing team). Besides, there’s always lots of other stuff going on and for $125, a two-hour drive and sharing a hotel room with Connie, PAB should be a steal. Why don’t you join us? Register here.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the kind words about mesh - glad you got a lot out of it!

    Mark

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  2. Mark, Thanks for stopping by. I always get a lot out of mesh. I didn't even scratch the surface on the info. I picked up at mesh for professional use.

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  3. I'm getting very excited about PAB and I'm glad you'll be part of the event. See you in a few weeks.

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  4. Thanks Mark Blevis! I'm thrilled to be part of the event. Most if not all the PodCamp Toronto organizers will be there too.

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  5. Tommy Vallier was telling me about this a couple months ago and I really want to go! It would be so ideal for me because I could visit my folks at the same time! Unfortunately, it's a close friend's birthday that weekend and I should be here for it. C'est la vie! Have fun!

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  6. Rayanne, there's always next year and if you change your mind, I think we still have some room in my van. I also suspect at least one person will be live tweeting the sessions.

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