Personal Blogging and Social Media Conference
June 15th and 16th, 2012 in Vancouver, BC
Northern Voice Speaker Submissions Deadline Sunday April 1
March 30th, 2012
Have you been thinking about submitting a speaker pitch to Northern Voice for our personal blogging and social media conference at W2 in downtown Vancouver? Well, hurry up and get that "thinking" part done and start pitching! You've only got a few days left to make the deadline.
Yup. April 1 kind of caught up on all of us. But here it is. Sunday. That's it. Seriously.
Oh, Lord... Oh, Looooord. We have done it again. I know, terrible, right? We've gone ahead and joined yet another social media system! First it was blogging and then micro-blogging with Twitter - we then had the audacity to join that social network that I am sure all of you know.
But we neglected poor Google Plus. Or is it Google+? In either case, we've rocked and rolled it up with the Google power house to share with the world everything that we are doing. Why not join our circles and get involved in helping make this event the best we've ever done.
Hope to see you at the conference and, hey, if you haven't already, perhaps you want to stand up in front of people and talk about what it is that you are doing with your own personal expression online. Submit today!
Just caught this awesome video of Northern Voice 2009 showing off the spirit of the moose. Yup... 2009 -- and we've actually been around since 2005, making our social media-themed (un)conference the longest-running one in Western Canada. The glory constinues in June 2012!
Coming to Northern Voice 2012? Do you have an awesome topic for a speaker presentation or panel all ready to go? Then send it in by April 1, 2012 and you could have the chance to share your wit and wisdom with bloggers, tweeps, creative storytellers and an assortment of cool geeks and non-geeks.
If you've never presented or never attended previous Northern Voice conferences, you may be wondering what sort of presentation we're looking for. This conference is about personal voice and it's aimed at non-professionals. We've had presentations on ethics and the social web, how to edit Wikipedia articles, the tasty rewards of food blogging, the gender divide of parenting blogs, propagandizing online, awesome-izing your podcast and many more aspects of digital expression.
The big news this year, as you probably noticed from the paragraph above: we're switching venues. UBC has been a great host for our event, but this time we wanted to have something a bit more central for our attendees. W2 aims to "connect people and ideas through its globally networked community media arts centre" -- which fits quite snugly with our own goal of highlighting personal voices told through sharing technology.
We're looking forward to getting speaker submissions and will soon have all of the info about submission guidelines up, but in the meantime, we can tell you that April 1 will be the deadline to submit your speaker or panel proposal. We're also going to have Moosecamp again.
We're all looking forward to another awesome (un)conference with fellow creatives, techies and other assorted cool people. It's good to be back.