MoSo Makes Waves

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June 16-18, over 4000 makers and cultural trendsetters from around the world gather in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada to discover the future of music, creativity and innovation. 

Now in our sixth year, MoSo 2016 aims to bring Saskatoon an event unlike anything experienced in Canada. And, we are making some changes: 

New Theme

Six years ago the topics of mobile and social media were cutting edge. But, times have changed and where we once focused on learning the tools (ex. How to use Facebook), the skills needed to succeed at sharing your story have greatly expanded (ex. How to create killer content for all your social channels). 

MoSo is now about the convergence of creativity. 

It’s the place where the marketer can meet the indie game designer. It’s the place where the beat producer meets the next indie music promoter. It’s the place where the hardware hacker can meet the business leader who can take the product to market. It’s a mashup of business professionals, marketers, communicators, designers, musicians, writers, artists, developers and other creatives to share/appreciate ideas and learn from one another. 

You’ll learn what’s coming next in the worlds of innovation and technology, music and art, and content, marketing, and design and more.

New Format

MoSo presents an event outside of the confines of a traditional conference or music festival. It’s one part music/art performances and one part inspiring/innovative talks on technology, business and more. It’s unique programming that encourages attendees to sample many areas of interest. It will be a more condensed and high impact schedule.

June 17 - MoSo Talks Keynote Day at the Broadway Theatre (Regular: $250+gst Student: $150+gst ) - All the great ideas under one roof, in one day. 

June 16,17,18 - MoSo Music events in the Broadway Area (Music wristband: $60+gst)

June 18 - MoSo in partnership with the Broadway Theatre presents a talk and solo acoustic show with Buffy Sainte-Marie 

  • The first 150 Keynote Day tickets receive a complimentary pass to Buffy Sainte-Marie. Offer ends April 4.
  • MoSo Music Wristband + Buffy Sainte-Marie is also available for $95 + gst. Only 75 tickets available. Offer ends April 4, 2016.
  • Information on purchasing individual Buffy Sainte-Marie tickets is coming soon.
     

There are so many great artists and speakers at MoSo and we want to make sure the public has access. We’ve added a number of free events to our paid activities this year: 

June 17/18 - Free outdoor music community stage in the Broadway Area (details TBA)

June 18 - Free community talks in the Broadway Area (details TBA)

Our Best Lineup Ever

MoSo’s speaking and artist selections committees have been hard at work for the last two months. 

The confirmed speaker lineup includes:

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie, singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist
  • Saadia Muzaffar, Founder of TechGirls Canada
  • Terry O’Reilly, CBC radio host of Under the Influence
  • Lisa Charleyboy, Editor-in-Chief of Urban Native Magazine
  • Jesse Brown, Canadaland / journalist who broke the Jian Ghomeshi story
  • Jessica Walsh, Art Director at Sagmeister & Walsh in New York
  • Dioselin Gonzales, Virtual reality senior engineer at Unity Labs
  • Sam Sheffer, Creative Producer at Mashable

 

The artist lineup includes:

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie, singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist
  • Suuns, rock band from Montreal
  • Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback, - first nations folk rock duo, featured on Grammy nominated historical compilation album, Native North America (Vol. 1)
  • Close Talker - exalted, young, indie-rock trio from Saskatoon
  • Duchess Says, arty synth punk from Montreal
  • Shotgun Jimmie, Canadian indie rock mainstay
  • The Pack AD, Canadian garage rock duo from Vancouver
  • Partner, punk band from Sackville, New Brunswick
  • The Burning Hell, indie-folk rock band from Peterborough, Ontario
  • Man Meat, noisey post-punk band from Saskatoon
  • The Garrys, a self-described surfy garage pop doo-wop trio from Saskatoon
  • Me the Guts, punk band from Saskatoon
  • Homo Monstrous, queercore fantasy band and performance artist duo
  • Waitress, shoegaze and jangle pop duo from Saskatoon
  • Young Benjamins, contemporary folk and rock band from Saskatoon
  • HSY, Toronto-based sludge punk

 

More speaker and artist announcements coming soon.

Thank You For Your Support

To bring MoSo to life, we rely on the input from hundreds of dedicated volunteers, local community groups, speakers from and indie musicians from around the world; and dedicated sponsors and supporters. Thousands of people have helped elevate MoSo to the event it is today.

The result: New projects are launched. Companies are built. Songs are written. Music is discovered. Code is pushed. Beer is consumed. Food is eaten. We leave inspired. But most of all...new friendships are formed which last for years to come. 

And not to turn this into a sales pitch, but buy your passes today.  The first 150 Keynote Day purchasers receive a complimentary pass to Buffy Sainte-Marie. Early Bird offer ends April 4. 

Stay tuned for some amazing surprises. 

Cheers,
The MoSo Team

P.S. If you are a community organization, business, or association working in the creative space who would like to get involved in MoSo please email mike@mosoconf.com. We are still looking for partners for our June 18th Community Talks programming.