I spent this past Saturday at PodCamp Toronto 2009 with two Loyalist PR students and about 500 others. This fantastic (and free!) unconference explored social media from practically every angle, from workflow and the creative process to the connection between faith and Facebook.

Among the highlights for me were:

Learning more about blogger relations with panelists Anita Clarke, Eden Spodek, David Jones , and Matthew Stradiotto

Getting inspired by 16-year-old creative force Michael Mistretta

Sitting in on a live taping of Inside PR with David Jones, Martin Waxman and Terry Fallis

Eating a fantastic smoked meat sandwich at the Mutual Street Deli with great friends (and some new ones)

Getting a fresh perspective on the links between social media and personal branding with Ryerson student Daniel Patricio

Picking up great fundraising tips at “Social Media for Special Causes” seminar with John Sheridan

Meeting up with new people and adding to my Twitter followers (and following)

Surviving the drive home in a freak late-February snow squall

… and lots more.

A big thanks to the organizers and volunteers of PodCamp Toronto 2009.

Sign me up for next year, guys!