Vancouver to Host First Canadian Blogging Conference
Northern Voice, Canada’s first ever blogging conference, is to be hosted in Vancouver on 19 February 2005 at UBC Robson Square.
Northern Voice is a conference for bloggers, people interested in blogging and those keen to learn more about personal publishing. The conference has attracted high-profile speakers including Microsoft uber-blogger Robert Scoble, CBC broadcaster Tod Maffin and 25 other local and noted bloggers.
“We were blown away by the quality and diversity of all of the speaker submissions, and count ourselves lucky that we had so many to choose from,” said Darren Barefoot, a Vancouver blogger and conference organizer. “The diversity of speakers and topics we are able to offer reflects the growing communities of bloggers across the country. In mid-2003, there were only 125,000 blogs, today there are more than five million.”
Northern Voice is a non-profit, community-based conference, covering a broad range of cultural and technical topics related to blogging and personal publishing. The conference will be of interest to both the beginner and veteran blogger, both the technically inclined and the technically ambivalent, and Entry is $20 CAD if booked in advance, or $30 CAD on the day.
For more information or to register for the conference, visit www.northernvoice.ca