Other Conferences

Discount Price for Northern Voicers at Gnomedex

by Darren Barefoot ()

As you may know, Gnomedex is an alpha-geek fest that Chris Pirillo

holds every year. This year, it's in Seattle in late June. The regular price is US $399, but is discounted to $349 for past attendees. Chris has extended the discounted price to Northern Voice attendees. Presumably you should just pick the discounted rate when you register.

Personally, I really enjoyed Gnomedex 4.0 last year in Lake Tahoe (I didn't enjoy Tahoe, but that's hardly the conference's fault). I'd definitely recommend it as a great geek event that offers some quality networking opportunities.

Northern Voice: YUL?

by Darren Barefoot ()

When we originally discussed this conference, we conceived it as something that could be repeatable across the country. That's part of the reason we chose the generically-Canadian name Northern Voice. In particular, we liked the idea of each conference identifying itself by its airport code, as in Northern Voice: YVR We didn't do that for Vancouver's conference because it was the first one, we figured we'd see what might happen.

Over in Montreal, Seb Paquet proposed having a local social software conference. We think this is a great idea, not only for obvious reasons but also because we'd all like to visit Montreal. We told Seb he could use the Northern Voice name, logo and collateral material if he's interested. How does Voix Nordique sound?

Blog Business Summit: January 24 - 25, 2005, Seattle, WA, USA

by Boris Mann ()

BBS 2005 is happening just a few weeks before Northern Voice, and only a couple of hours drive south. The pricing is definitely for a corporate style event -- almost $800US. But, if you write frequently on business blogging topics, the registration page has a form to apply for a discount.

Here's what the organizers have to say about the event:

This event will show you how your business can leverage current real-world blogging techniques, tools and platforms to promote and enhance your ventures.

The summit will be the gathering place for hundreds of entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, and current bloggers who want to leverage the latest in Web publishing tools and technologies.

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(via Troy Angrignon)

We haven't figured out the new model of the conference

by Boris Mann ()

Ted Shelton has good comments on the current Web 2.0 conference:

What has Web 2.0 done right? Unfortunately for the future of
conferences, they have returned to the model of the past -- key speakers or panels, narrowly focused on specific topics, and speaking TO the attendees not WITH the attendees. Now, the fact is that this model works and we haven't figured out the new model of the conference.
Ted Shelton: Web 2.0 Observations

I think we're going to be striking a balance between the two models. Many of the attendees and speakers we've heard are coming will make this conference -- we just happen to be providing a venue and a bit of structure.

A Blogging Conference Down Under?

by Darren Barefoot ()

Mick (is that an Australian name or what?) writes from lovely Syndey, Australia. He's kicking around the idea of running a blogging conference Down Under. We think it's a great idea. As another former colony with vast tracts of empty land, he'll face the same geographical challenges that we do. Is SouthernVoice.au available? Or maybe you want something more whimsical? I wanted to go with MooseTickler for our conference, but the other organizers wouldn't go for it.

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