So after months of planning, mesh11 is now in our rear-view mirror — but before we move on to new things (like meshwest in Calgary on June 8), we wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who was a part of this year’s event, from our fantastic speakers and sponsors to the “people formerly known as the audience,” without whom we would not be able to do any of this. Your passion and interaction is crucial to the success of mesh and you proved that again this year.
With every mesh event we try to create a space that you can make your own, one that will help you connect, share and inspire — and be inspired. Based on the feedback we’ve had so far about the Allstream Centre and the Sponsor Village, we think we managed to do that this year. To all of the sponsors who stepped forward to support us and give us the means to put on this event, you have been truly outstanding. And to the 30+ volunteers who offered a hand (or two) and then some, we could not have done any of this without you either — thanks so much for your help.
We spend A LOT of time thinking about the content that we present, and selecting those who will offer their insights and expertise, and we think the range of speakers we had this year was second to none in terms of knowledge and expertise. But this is also a conversation, and a critical part of that equation is you — the participant. At #mesh11, you inspired us with your insights, your energy and your commitment to mesh, and we got so much from each and every one of you.
So to our speakers, our sponsors, our volunteers and our attendees: thank you so much for all you have done for (and with) us. This was more than just a conference — it was an experience. Now on to meshwest in Calgary!
(for more photos of mesh11, see the Flickr stream)