Mila Araujo, organizer for last year’s 140 Conference in Montreal, shared much needed expertise and networking savvy as well as therapy.
A guest on our panel representing regulated industries, she was joined by Brendan Tully Walsh, Craig Silverman and Julien Smith who all lent their time and expertise to form a conversational bridge between Mark’s intensive three hour workshop and the audience.
Mila also brought along people who added a lot of colour (and tweets) during the event: Dino Dogan, of Triberr, Jillian Paige and that Little ball of animated dynamite, JC Little who drew these fun TOON swags of Mark and the panelists.
The event was great. Mark Schaefer was whom we expected him to be, generous, smart and funny.
His workshop was compelling and entertaining. It simply was the best workshop I ever attended.
It was a pleasure to be able to chill with him and his wife, Rebecca and other friends after the event. We strolled a bit around the Jazz Festival grounds then later shared stories and laughs around a large table of ribs & wine.
Here are two links to outstanding articles written today about the event:
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I am very happy to be part of this event. We were able to bring an International speaker to Montreal for our community. We made stronger connections and had a lot of fun doing it. We also know more about organizing this type of events, and found out that with a little help from our friends we can make things happen. The success of this event will sure lead to great things!