Northern Voice 2013

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Social media fans: Northern Voice is back for their 2013 conference, returning as the country’s first and still largest grassroots and social media conference.

Dates: June 14-15, 2013

Location: H. R. MacMillan Space Centre / Museum of Vancouver

Tickets are on sale here.

This year’s lineup includes some of the leading bloggers and social media experts in B.C. and Canada exploring online storytelling and digital publishing. Mike Vardy (@mikevardy), the face behind renown blog Productivityist will discuss how blogging changed his life journey from retail middle management to full-time online writer and published author. Technologist Darren Barefoot (@dbarefoot) explores quantification of modern life—why we track our lives through compulsively counting calories, pennies, hours of sleep and nearly every facet of our daily existence.

Two politicians—Kamloops city councillor Arjun Singh (@arjunsingh) and Seattle’s Brad Meacham (@bradmeacham)—will share how they use digital media to reach supporters and constituents. Meacham ran for city council in 2011 using a digital strategy.

Keynote speakers this year are internationally known Mark Blevis and Bob Goyetche (@markblevis & @bobgoyetche). The Ottawa duo were among Canada’s first podcasters and the founders of Podcasters Across Borders. Dave Olson (@daveohoots), one of the minds behind Vancouver’s very successful tech start-up Hootsuite, will also give a keynote.

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