EDMONTON, September 28, 2011 – Canada’s leading Web conference, mesh, will be moving into Edmonton on October 4 at the Shaw Conference Centre.

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’re excited about mesh coming to Edmonton,” said Mark Evans, one of mesh’s co-founders. “We had an enthusiastic response in Calgary earlier this year so we’re expecting a great day in Edmonton of great conversations and insight.”

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:

Ali Asaria – Founder/CEO, Well.ca
Duleepa Wijayawardhana – Founder, Empire Avenue
Maura Rodgers – Co-founder, Strutta
Jevon MacDonald – Entrepreneur in Residence at Innovacorp and Co-founder, StartupNorth.ca
Ashley Casovan -Strategic Coordinator for the Chief Information Officer City of Edmonton
Allyson Simpson – Digital Community Specialist, Osum Oil Sands
Boyd Neil – National Practice Leader, Social Media & Digital Communications, Hill & Knowlton
Christina Rontynen – Web & Social Media Analyst, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
Mack D. Male – Software Developer and Entrepreneur, Questionmark Computing
Doug van Spronsen – Strategy Lead, DDB Canada
Owen  Brierley – Executive Director, Guru Digital Arts College
Jason Suriano – Founder & Executive Producer, Rocketfuel Games
Victor Rubba – Founder, Fluik Entertainment
Patrick Weekes – Writer, Bioware

Conference Details:

Date:                     Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Time:                     8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location:               Shaw Conference Centre,
Ticket prices:         Early bird: $239+GST; Regular: $289; Student: $49.

Tickets can be purchased at www.meshwest.ca.

meshwest sponsors include CIRA, Yahoo! Canada, Desjardins, yelp, techvibes, WestJet, minigroup and Hill & Knowlton Edmonton.