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.


  1. Anonymous10:56 am

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


  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.

  3. Anonymous9:07 pm

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

  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.

  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!

  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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