It seems like yesterday that John and I were spending our first wedding anniversary weekend with several other hundred local geeks, bloggers, hipster nerds and podcasters at Northern Voice.
Well the mighty fine organizers of the biggest blogging conference to hit lotusland, and the folks who brought you the legendary “bloggable” t-shirt are back at it again, plotting for MooseCamp2008.
From Darren Barefoot, who’s on the organizing committee:
The formatâ€“Friday for Moose Camp, Saturday for more formal conferenceâ€“and locationâ€“UBC Forestry Buildingâ€“will be the same as last year, more or less. Here are the important dates:
The conference is Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23. Thereâ€™s talk of a party or some kind of social event (though not a dinner) on Thursday, February 21. Speaker submissions close on December 10. Speaker selection will be announced before Christmas.
Registration isnâ€™t open yet, but it will be soon. Iâ€™ll post a note when you can officially register. Weâ€™re also seeking sponsors as per previous yearsâ€“contact the organizing committee if youâ€™re interested.
Things I took away from last year’s MooseCamp:
1) Tod Maffin in front of Radio-Canada TV cameras and wooden ducks in the bowels of the CBC bunker have become some of my most-viewed Flickr photos EVER.
2) Dave is the ultimate unconference speaker on the topic of podcasting.
3) Jay and Dingo are really great people, with whom I’m glad to have spent more time with at BarCamp.
4) Creepy guy who came up to me and talked about my Matt Good live blog the summer before turned out to be not-so-creepy Mr. Duane Storey… and the rest is history
For more information, check out the official site and join the event’s Facebook Group. It seems as though there is a ‘brown’ish theme this year, which might go over better than the purple of 2007 and which might be more popular than the pink @ BarCamp, although I thought it looked pretty hot.