Toronto's favorite web conference is back and organizers have pulled the covers off mesh ’11 for May 25th and 26th. The sixth edition of mesh has a terrific roster of keynote speakers, including:
Society: Ron Deibert of the Citizen Lab will provide insight about state control of the internet, efforts in the Arab world to shut down the internet, and efforts taken to circumvent that.
Marketing: After wowing the crowd at meshMarketing, we felt compelled to bring back Gabe Zichermann, who will talk the online psychology, behaviour and motivation of online users, including the growing role of gamification.
Business: With the Web having a major impact on the work landscape, Mark Surman of the Mozilla Foundation will get into how companies can be social and motivate and keep younger, Web-savvy employees, who are used to moving around and doing things that motivate them intrinsically instead of extrinsically.
Media: Jeff Jarvis, a popular blogger and former journalist, will talk about how the media is changing, the rise of WikiLeaks as a press entity, crowdsourcing, transparency and other factors and where the future of journalism is headed.
You can get more information on the mesh website about the rest of the speakers who will be appearing on panels and workshops within the media, society, marketing and business streams.
Until April 20th, you can save $100 and purchase early-bird tickets for $539. And if you're a student, you can grab one of 50 tickets for $99 if you're quick. Buy your tickets online now.