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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 […]

Northern Voice: Afternoon Sessions

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Back in the large auditorium after a lunch that was picked apart by 300 people (all the salsa and guacamole were gone by the time we got there). Alan Lavine is presenting “50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story“. He’s listing off some tools he uses, starting off with (which is like Powerpoint […]

Northern Voice: Fuck Stats, Make Art

Comments 20 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Have I mentioned before that our pal Dave Olson is awesome? He’s here to talk about how Art Makes the Future. History may have been forged by popes and generals but the only reason we KNOW about it is because someone took the time to write and paint about it. Update: “If you’re going to […]

Northern Voice: Is Advertising Killing Blogging

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Even though the wifi is chugging along today, and Flickr is jammed up like the Port Mann bridge at rush hour, here we are in the session. James Sherrett of AdHack is leading, “Is Advertising Killing Blogging“. Update: Starting off with full-on participation from the audience, getting some views about advertising. Do you have ads? […]

Northern Voice: Welcome to Day 2

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As everyone slowly trickles in the auditorium for day two and the official ‘conference’ portion of Northern Voice, we prepare for another day of social media geekery. This morning starts with a keynote from Matt Mullenweg, otherwise known as the father of WordPress and much more. Once again I’ll be semi-live blogging throughout the day, […]