Hossein â€œHoderby Roland Tanglao ( )
I am blown away by the depth and breadth of the speakers, panelists and attendees at Northern Voice. The latest is famed Persian language blogger Hossein â€œHoder
Pre-Conference Registration Ends Tomorrowby Darren Barefoot ( )
Pre-conference registration for Northern Voice closes tomorrow. This gives us a couple of days to print badges and the like. Additionally, we're getting pretty close to being sold out--there are about 30 spots left. If you're planning on coming, it'd be best to register ASAP.
Lunch spots within a 10 minute walkby Roland Tanglao ( )
[UPDATE Fri 18 Feb 2005: Guu is open for lunch! For dinner, check out this downtown dinner post on VanEats and most of the places we recommend for lunch except some of the cafes which are closed for Saturday dinner. There are also lots of great restaurants in Yaletown which is close to the conference hotel. In brief: Expensive but delicious Mediterannean at Cioppinos, Yaletown Brewng Company for microbrews and decent food, Simply Thai - best Thai in Yaletown, Brix "contemporary Canadian cuisine"]
[Updated thanks to Derek with White Spot, Earls, Cactus Club and Milestones. These are all Vancouver chains but they serve suprisingly good food. White Spot is Vancouver's original burger chain which has been around seemingly forever!]
[CROSS POSTED from VanEats]
Here are some restaurants for lunch. The criteria for inclusion are: decent food and distance (must be within 10 minute walk of UBC Robson since we only have an hour for lunch).
In no particular order (and if there's no link to a VanEats review, it's because we haven't reviewed it, leave a comment or email roland AT bryght.com if you have a favourite that's not on this list, and we'll update it):
Map to UBC Robson Squareby Darren Barefoot ( )
Out-of-towners may find it a little tricky to find UBC Robson Square, the downtown campus where Northern Voice is being held. To help, I created this annotated map to help (thanks to Tim for some source material).
The tricky bit is that UBC Robson Square is at the corner of Robson and Howe, but it's actually underground. If neither our map nor this Google map helps, just ask somebody on the street--we Vancouverites are very friendly.
iCal Schedule for Speakersby Boris Mann ( )
How amazingly cool is this?
So, if you click on this link, you'll be able to subscribe to a calendar listing all of the speakers and panels. This will work with iCal on the Mac, and Sunbird on Windows (or anything that understands the iCal format...it looks like you can import into Outlook as well, although I've never tried it).
The screenshot is how it looks in my calendar. Minus a few things like "get up really early and help things get setup".