Michael Smith Cartoonified at OCTA Summit 2010

Michael Smith Cartoonified — Originally uploaded by LexnGer

Taken at yesterdays OCTA summit discussing culinary tourism.

I have many more to share (where I didn't give into my new addiction to the cartoon feature on my cell phone) but I love the messiahic nature of this shot combined with Michael's strong message of storytelling and no shame!

No shame in making money. No shame in telling your story. No shame in working hard and being rewarded fairly for it.

As I tweeted during the day, I love conferences that talk about sustainability which includes financial sustainability as part of the message.  And yesterday's Ontario Culinary Tourism Summit was a fantastic group of people talking about how to build, develop and grow this hot industry.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

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