meshwest is coming to Calgary

We’re excited to hear that meshwest is coming to Calgary, and today we’ve got a guest post from Mark Evans – one of the organizers.

When we started mesh in 2006, we had pretty humble goals: we simply wanted to create an event in Canada where people could meet and talk all about the exciting happening things on the Web. There were conferences happening in the U.S. and Europe but, for whatever, reason there wasn’t anything going on in Canada.

Over the past five years, mesh has attracted terrific speakers and enthusiastic attendees. Along the way, we started to get requests to bring mesh to other cities across Canada but with full-time jobs, it wasn’t something that we talked about but never got around to making happen…until now.

We’re excited about the creation of meshwest, which will kick off on June 8 in Calgary. Like mesh, meshwest is focused on providing insight and stimulating conversations about four streams – media, society, marketing and business – with a focus on exploring what’s over the horizon.

Meshwest speakers include Shopify co-founder Tobias Lutke, ICUC Moderation CEO Keith Bilous, venture capitalists Mark MacLeod and Danny Robinson, marketing strategists Leigh Himel and Sarah Dickinson, social media consultant Doug Lacombe, as well as the mesh gang – Mark Evans, Mike MacDerment, Mathew Ingram, Rob Hyndman and Stuart MacDonald.

We’re looking forward to having some great conversations and meeting some new people in Calgary. You can learn more about meshwest at

*DemoCamp Calgary members can use the coupon code “democamp” to receive a $40 discount on their tickets.