Update January 2009: Stewart Butterfield, founder of Flickr, will be this year’s keynote speaker!
Update January 2009: The schedule has been released. I’m honored to be speaking not only once on a panel, but twice.
After diligently liveblogging the conference for two years (including Dave’s infamous talk), being a panelist, presenter, wrangler, wiki editor and putting the word out (to folks like Jennie who traveled to Vancouver from Pittsburgh last year for the event) I don’t know how it came to be that I haven’t noticed that Northern Voice 2009 planning is well underway.
In case you don’t want to miss out on Western Canada’s largest conference of its kind here’s the scoop:
… although it is a weblog conference, the range of topics may involve anything that webloggers are interested in… that is, just about anything. Previous years have had plenty of geekery mixed with panels on how blogging interacts with family life, education, travel, photography, community building and establishing professional profiles. Speakers range from the big names at the top of the Technorati rankings to first-time presenters with a passion to share. [About]
Each year the organizers put together a great event for all levels and with excellent feedback the conference just grows and improves. The speakers are captivating, the discussions can get heated, and the socials are the perfect time to network, relax, and hang out with like-minded folks.
Registration is not yet open however if you would like to fill out a speaker submission, the deadline is December 19th. Check out the blog and official site (complete with awesome Basco5 designs) for more information.