Northern Voice 2012

Personal Blogging and Social Media Conference
June 15th and 16th, 2012 in Vancouver, BC

Lifelong Learning: Unleash your Potential

The internet has changed things from a world where individuals didn't have access to enough information to a world where the opposite is true. There is now more information available than one person could consume in a hundred lifetimes let alone one. This is the great opportunity: almost anyone from children to centenarians can gain personally form their use of the internet.

Drawing on a personal learning journey, stories of self-made individuals and the open learning environment of the web this session will enlighten an already informed audience about the best methods for online learning. Emerging new online phenomenon will be explored and explained including the world's first free University and the struggles it has faced, Codecademy a free online program that teaches people how to code and specific self-directed methodology for creating an online learning environment tailored to the individual.


Kemp Edmonds works for Vancouver-based, HootSuite in Professional Services. HootSuite is a leading social media management system. Kemp was inspired to pursue a career in emerging online media while in the classroom at BCIT where he is now a part-time instructor. Kemp provides consulting, training and recruitment services to aid organizations. His passion for people, technology and education enables his work. Through talks and appearances in the media, Kemp discusses the politics of social networks, online communications, the law and digital culture. He can also be found blogging on, chopping wood on small islands in the Howe Sound and documenting life. Kemp is currently working on a documentary film for the CBC due out Fall 2012.

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Northern Voice 2012 is a wrap! Thanks for coming out, everyone, it was a great two days.