Other conferences might claim to have been the first social media or blogging conference in the country or the province but you’re hearing it from me today that Northern Voice was the very first.
Northern Voice launched in the late winter of 2005 solely to talk about personal blogging. Before social networking, before professional blogging, before businesses had “new” media strategies, there was Northern Voice. The event, that combines a free-form unconference on one day and a full conference schedule the next, always been affordable and ripe with opportunities to connect, not just network, with others. With that said, it’s returning for the 9th year this June and organizers are currently looking for speakers.
When June 14 to June 15, 2013
Where H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Museum of Vancouver
Do you love the web? Do you like to create and share? Or have a unique experience to offer? Then Northern Voice 2013 is the place for you. We are now looking for speakers for the 2013 conference. If you have a topic to speak about, a story to tell or want to develop and run a panel; we encourage you to send in your awesome submissions by April 12, 2013. Please limit your submission to one typed page (250 words) when you send your submission in or if you do so via email include links to online properties you may have.
We’ve always loved attending Northern Voice. It’s where…
…I took a blurry photo with Matt Mullenweg, Founder of WordPress and posed for a silly photo with Stewart Butterfield, Co-Founder of Flickr
… I took this photo of Tod Maffin doing a CBC tour and it remained my #1 most-viewed photo for over a year
… I could sit behind moose antlers or beside Jeremy David in a Pokemon outfit
… I read strange quotes on screen from Darren Barefoot and Rob Cottingham
… I could wear the conference’s Bloggable t-shirt and a sheriff badge while liveblogging
… I met Bryan Alexander (author of The New Digital Storytelling) and hung out with awesome people like Bev Davies and Kris Krug
It’s also where I have been inspired by Nora Young, Robert Scoble, Anil Dash, and Tim Bray. If you would like to be a part of this warm and welcoming event that helped me with my blogging journey, send in your talk ideas by Friday, April 12, 2013 for consideration. Follow @NorthernVoice on Twitter for more information such as ticket sales and schedules.