Northern Voice: Coming to a Close

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are still two blocks of sessions underway that I can now follow remotely from the comfort of my couch, while the sunshine beams through the windows breathing life into some leftover Valentine’s roses on the kitchen table.

It was exhilarating to take part in the biggest Northern Voice on record and I have to say the discussions that brewed and the personalities that beamed through will not soon be forgotten. From passionate speeches to mellow and informative talks, I was glad to be a part of it all. I think our sports blogging and podcasting panel was well-received and we’ve been getting some very flattering comments and feedback for which we’re grateful. We just wanted to share a slice of what we do, how and why. Also, even though this is my second NV and I go to meetups all the time, it’s still VERY intimidating to throw your hat in the ring and be a presenter. Thank goodness for my co-host/panel.

Tonight we’re meeting up at Fogg and Suds with about 8 other people so far, but more are always welcome. The have decent priced beer, towers of beer, and lots of food. But the best part is that they will be showing the Canucks game, which is in town tonight against Detroit. If you feel like meeting up around 7pm, please by all means, stop in.

There’s an official post-mortem wiki page up for all your conference feedback (from the 101 sessions at Internet Bootcamp to the white choclate cookies mmmm…) so I’m just going to close off today with some photos.

Our panel from – Photo Credit: Duane Storey on Flickr

Megan Cole’s session – Photo Credit: Robert Scales on Flickr

Room 1003 – Photo Credit: Derek Miller on Flickr

Watching the keynote – Photo Credit: Derek Miller on Flickr

Nice sticker!
Jennie came from Pittsburgh to attend, and Dan’s all the way from the centre of the universe aka Toronto.

I still have like 40 stickers left out of 50 (note the bottom left of Jennie’s Macbook). I guess I could have put them out on the swag table but I was hoping to bump into more fellow bloggers that might be interested. Oh well, maybe I will have to do a mail out campaign for those interested. Thanks so much to the sponsors and we’ll see you all next year or at least in a few days for the next meetup of sorts.

Update: Duane mashed together 1600 NV photos from Flickr into this uber-mega poster. I have a feeling he’s gonna have many many requests for print of this sucker.

8 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LucSaturday, February 23rd, 2008 — 5:32pm PST

    Thanks for sharing!
    I suggest that next year you get one of these wearable computers sponsored by the “people at home” so that we can follow you to all the vibrant meetings, including the informal chats outside.
    You should probably get some sleep now 🙂

  2. RaulSaturday, February 23rd, 2008 — 6:37pm PST

    I want a sticker! 🙂

  3. SimonSaturday, February 23rd, 2008 — 6:42pm PST

    I forgot to ask for a sticker.

  4. nancy (aka money coach)Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 — 7:46pm PST

    Hey Rebecca, as a relatively new blogger I was really disappointed that I couldn’t make NV (I’m in the money biz, and it’s rrsp time). I read all your posts, and it helped me feel like I got to be part of it, at least a little. The ‘live blog’ nature of it made it feel like that all the more. Thanks a lot for doing it.

  5. DarrenSunday, February 24th, 2008 — 5:37am PST

    And, to top it all off, the Canucks frickin’ beat the Red Wings. Good times.

  6. My Only Photo From Northern VoiceSunday, February 24th, 2008 — 7:32am PST

    […] there were fewer blog posts about the conference. A few bloggy wrap-ups that I did find: Boris, Rebecca, Kate, Mack and I’m sure others will pop […]

  7. phaedraSunday, February 24th, 2008 — 7:33am PST

    Now that I know what NV is all about(I’m a new blooger too, and didn’t know about the event)I’m stoked to go next year. Thanks for the daily recaps!

  8. DaveOSunday, February 24th, 2008 — 2:12pm PST

    I’m very pleased to be on the same team as you Becks! You are a kick-ass blogger and excellent hockey pundit.

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