This year, I am attending the Northern Voice Personal Blogging & Social Media Conference. The last conference I attended (and didn’t present at) was BarCamp 2010 after having attended the previous few years. My headspace wasn’t the best as I had quit the ad industry that year and I spent most of the time countering the “marketing online” conversation with my own knowledge rather than actually getting to listen in on the talks. Such is the reality of unconferences.
Jump ahead 2 years & I’m ready to refresh my knowledge and learn from my peers once more. I’m glad to see many of the topics presented at this year’s #NV12 are touching on authenticity. The Fuck Cancer case study talk by Yael Cohen, Using Personal Passion to Build an Online Community is likely going to fill up and leave the audience with tears in their eyes, I’m sure. I’m so inspired by this initiative, I’m getting a little misty thinking about it.
The panel discussions on Saturday are so appealing, but I have a hard time with panel discussions being hearing impaired. As soon as more than one person starts talking, I find myself zoning out looking for subtitles. Perhaps you’re going to be attending & can tell me all about it? Meanwhile, I’ll be checking out the following talks throughout the weekend:
Keynote by Blaine Cook
Inside The Blogger’s Brain, Doug Blackie
Better Blogging Productivity, Mike Vardy
Keynote by Shane Birley
Lean Publishing, Peter Armstrong
A Place of One’s p0wn, Mikhail Gershovich
For a complete schedule, see http://2012.northernvoice.ca/schedule. See you there bloggers.