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Today, Monday, is the last day to get in your speaker application for the Northern Voice conference.

Every year, I’ve encouraged people form Vancouver and beyond to share their knowledge and experience about blogging and social media, and every year, the conference has gotten bigger and better. Note: those two things aren’t necessarily related—I’m just saying.

Here’s the “secret” about Northern Voice, and why I love it so much: it seems like a big conference, but it’s not.  It’s just a few people who have stuff they’ve learned that they want to share with each other.  We have some amazing speakers, people who talk at much bigger conferences, talking in an intimate way about their passions.  And we have new folks, who have never been at a podium before, making stellar presentations on things that change their own lives and inspire audience members to speak the next year.

So, whether you are a food blogger, a lawblogger, a geoblogger, a microblogger, you have the worlds best Tumblr blog, an self-educated expert in CSS, or maybe you know a heck of a lot about the difference between Facebook Groups and Facebook Pages—submit a talk to Northern Voice.  Do it right now.  You won’t be sorry.



 
 

 

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