Northern Voice 2009 and Social Media Update


Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 — 7:58pm PST
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Northern Voice 2009 is quickly approaching and being that it’s the top personal blogging conference in this fine nation of ours, it’s a pretty big deal. Registration is now open and the schedule is soon to be released. Today I received the great news that a panel of mine (or two) has been approved so I’ll be on the speakers’ roster.

When: February 20-21, 2009
Where: UBC Forestry Sciences Centre
Register: Use the EventBrite page to sign up for the conference. Be sure not to miss MooseCamp on Friday and reserve your “bloggable” conference t-shirt.


Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

The other piece of lovely and fantastic news I received today was that I have been deemed one of the top social media influencers in the country, making the cut as a semi-finalist. I knew I was one of the women nominated (they did one ballot for men, and another for women) and the finalists have now been selected.

Here is a combined list of semi-finalists:
Ben Watson, MC Turgeon, Kate Trgovac, Sébastien Provencher, Jacqui Murphy, CT Moore, Miss604 (Rebecca Bollwitt), Adele McAlear, Amber Mac, Michelle Blanc, Kris Krug, Sandy Kemsley, Paul Kedrosky, Mitch Joel, Mathew Ingram, Shannae Ingleton, Rae Hoffman, Jon Hamilton, Ilya Grigorik, Michael Geist, Brett Gaylor, Dave Fleet, Mark Evans, Mark Dykeman, April Dunford, Cory Doctorow, Joey de Villa, Ali de Bold, David Crow, Sylvain Carle, Leesa Barnes, Darren Barefoot. The entire list can be found here.

Aside from a straight-up vote, they are also basing the ranking on several other numbers and figures with the finalists to be announced at a later date. Update January 12, 2009: The winners have been announced and I’m #4 for females in Canada – I’m very honored!

Finally, early bird pricing for WordCamp Whistler ends this Friday. We’re announcing new speakers and updates almost every day so stay tuned for updates and please feel free to join us January 24th.

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7 comments

  1. Raul says:

    Congratulations Rebecca! 🙂

  2. Registered today and even happier about it now that I know you’ll be presenting. Re: the nomination, you’ve certainly worked hard for this recognition; hope you win!

    PS: That’s my Bowen pal @jamesglave (guy with the glasses), author of “Almost Green”, sitting two down from you! Small world!

  3. Tyler Ingram says:

    What sort of things would I get out of for going to NorthernVoice? I’d like to do lol but I don’t know if I can afford to go!

  4. […] the complete list (taken from Miss604’s blog post):  Ben Watson, MC Turgeon, Kate Trgovac, Sébastien Provencher, Jacqui Murphy, CT Moore, […]

  5. I am very flattered to be on such a distinguish list with yourself. I would just want to point out that my name is Michelle Blanc rather than Michelle Leblanc. Thanks again

  6. Miss604 says:

    Thanks Michelle – sorry about that! I took it from the main list and should have checked. Congrats 🙂

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