Vancouver Gadgets is once again on the Organizing Committee for the 2013 Northern Voice conference set to run June 14th and 15th 2013. We are looking for speaker submissions for this event. Information on how to submit and what the conference is about is below. We look forward to seeing you at this event!
Fill out the speaker submission form by April 12, 2013!
Do you love the web? Do you like to create and share? Or have a unique experience to offer? Then Northern Voice 2013 is the place for you. We are now looking for speakers for the 2013 conference. If you have a topic to speak about, a story to tell or want to develop and run a panel; we encourage you to send in your awesome submissions by April 12, 2013. Please limit your submission to one typed page (250 words) when you send your submission in or if you do so via email include links to online properties you may have. Email us at email@example.com
What is Northern Voice?
Northern Voice has been in operation since 2005 and is home to bloggers, tweeters, creative storytellers and an assortment of cool geeks (and non-geeks) who come together once a year to celebrate the world of personal blogging and social media. The conference will take place on Friday June 14th and Saturday June 15th 2013 at the HR MacMillan Space Centre.
How Does it Work?
Over the course of two days, conference participants can network, attend workshops and re-connect with friends and colleagues about personal blogging and social media. You might hear participants and speakers discuss how their friends use Pinterest, gripe about their workplaces because they can’t social media in the office, or find out from a food blogger what the best social restaurants are in Vancouver.
If you have never been to Northern Voice before, many participants also submit talk ideas. If you’ve attended before but didn’t know you could become a speaker, well you can. If you have spoken in past years and want to do so again then you are welcome to submit a topic again.
How Do I Know What Topic to Pitch?
We want you to submit a topic that you’re passionate about. Have a look at the presentation topics from 2012 to get an idea of what Northern Voice is about. Don’t be worried if your presentation topic sounds completely different from something we’ve done before, or a different take on something old. We review all the topics and ones that are different and original often score points with our judges.
Please note, we can’t guarantee that just because you were chosen in previous years that you’d be a shoo-in for this year.
Past Speakers at Northern Voice
– Tim Bray (http://www.tbray.org/ongoing)
– Robert Scoble (http://www.scobleizer.com)
– Stewart Butterfield (http://www.twitter.com/stewart)
– Matt Mullenweg (http://ma.tt)
– Gillian Shaw (http://www.twitter.com/gillianshaw)
– Blaine Cook (http://blog.romeda.org)
– Anil Dash (http://www.dashes.com/anil)
– Nora Young (http://www.norayoung.ca)
– Mike Vardy (http://www.mikevardy.com)
– Yael Cohen (http://www.twitter.com/yael)
– John Biehler (http://www.johnbiehler.com)
– And inspiring people like you!
What Happens After I Submit a Topic?
We’ll be going through all of the presentations after the April 12th deadline and will start contacting those chosen later in April . If you are chosen, your conference registration fee will be covered by Northern Voice.
If you aren’t selected for a speaking spot or to be a member of a panel, but still want to be involved, consider volunteering with the conference for this year. Being a volunteer will give you the opportunity to see us in action and just may confirm why you might make a great speaker for a future event. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Note on Travel Bursaries
If you are from outside of the Greater Vancouver Area we’d love for you to come and be part of Northern Voice and to enable speakers to come from all over we have a limited number of travel bursaries. Those chosen will be offered travel bursaries where applicable. We will reimburse for up to 500$ dollars should you meet our requirements.
Not Interested In Speaking? Want To Volunteer?
If you may not be ready for the spotlight, how about helping out behind the scenes? We always need volunteers and it is a great way to experience the conference! Send an e-mail to email@example.com and get in touch with the Volunteer Coordinator for 2013.