Who do you want to see at mesh 2009?

The mesh team — Rob Hyndman, Mark Evans of PlanetEye, Stuart Macdonald of Tripharbor, Mike McDerment of Freshbooks and I — have been brainstorming about mesh 2009 next spring, and we were hoping some of you might want to contribute some of your brains to the storm, as it were. Let us know (either here or at the mesh blog) who you would most like to see speak at mesh and maybe a little about what you want them to talk about — and whether you think they would fit best in the business, marketing, media or society streams — and we will do our best to make it happen. If you want to re-live the wonders of mesh ’08, check out the links here.

8 thoughts on “Who do you want to see at mesh 2009?

  1. Mathew, since you asked, some suggestions off the top of my head:

    Jemima Kiss, Charles Arthur, Aleks Kortoski or Bobby Arthur from guardian.co.uk for a tech/biz perspective from across the pond.

    Don Gilmor, Adrian Holovaty, Steven B. Johnson on local/community net journalism or whatever they call it these days.

    geo

  2. I recommend Gary Vaynerchuk and Brian Solis for social media marketing and personal branding; Umair Haque and John Hagel for strategy — don't know what stream they fit in, but they are both absolutely brilliant.

  3. I think Rex Sorgatz would have a lot of interesting things to say about the cult of personality online and what he calls 'making public fodder of the private' (though I freely admit I partly want him to come to Mesh so we can get drunk together). Waxy is always cool, especially on seemingly obscure, arcane stuff and the Web as cultural archive. And Clay Shirky always seems interesting.

    Last year, it was also cool to have some Canucks who had 'made it' – though I guess that does tend to make the crowd more entrepreneur/VC heavy. Regardless, I'll be there!

  4. Can we get the guy from the Free Hugs campaign? Injecting a little philosophy into Mesh could be very zen …
    Him or maybe a flash mob organizer or Improv Everywhere. I'd like to hear from someone involved in starting a movement .. and not just a marketing campaign.
    Cheers!

  5. More representatives from companies that can prove the utility of Web 2.0 applications (e.g. Dell but not Dell) on an ROI basis or otherwise. It may be boring stuff but given the economic environment I believe attendees will appreciate the case studies.

  6. I got to wondering if the Boy Genius Report (http://www.boygeniusreport.com) was a Canadian blog. Then I wondered if the Boy himself would be at MESH. I am not sure if there is a hook there or not.

    Seconds votes for Clay Shirky, Rex Sorgatz, and Don Gilmor.
    And thumbs for Randall Munroe.

    best

  7. I got to wondering if the Boy Genius Report (http://www.boygeniusreport.com) was a Canadian blog. Then I wondered if the Boy himself would be at MESH. I am not sure if there is a hook there or not.

    Seconds votes for Clay Shirky, Rex Sorgatz, and Don Gilmor.
    And thumbs for Randall Munroe.

    best

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