What I learned at Northern Voice – the 2011 edition

…is cancelled. Not going to happen. I thought I was going to break blog-silence for it (and apparently I am, but only to say I can’t and won’t write it.) Make of that what you will. I expect that was my last Northern Voice. 7 years was a pretty good run. But feels like it’s time to move on.

One thing I do want to make clear though, is that none of this has anything to do with the conference itself or the organizers; anyone running a conference would do well to take lessons from these folks. The attention to detail, the atmosphere they have helped create, the community they have helped foster – all of it deserves nothing but applause and thanks. If you have never attended and you are in the Pacific Northwest, do yourself a favour, if they run it again next year, make the trip. It is a different kind of conference. – SWL