|Northern Voice Logo/Mascot,
I'm assuming he's a moose
I'm really looking forward to it, but I know that I will be the odd man out, I won't even have a cell phone while I'm there, let alone a laptop or iPad! I'm getting a new phone, but my indecision over whether I should get the ubiquitous iPhone or the HTC Desire HD has delayed its purchase (I'm open to suggestions). Everyone else will be twittering and blogging away, and I'll be taking notes with my good old pen and notepad (Sarasa 0.7 if you're interested, I'm very particular about my pens).
I'm flying out of Medicine Hat, and that alone has me excited. I love that I don't have to drive to Calgary, figure out parking, etc. I haven't totally decided which sessions I will be attending, but I'm especially looking forward to "Blogging In Real Life: Building Community through Hyperlocal Blogging", which is sort of what I'm trying to do on this blog. I knew when I started this blog that I wanted to showcase Medicine Hat as much as I could, since I love this city so much (it is my hometown after all). I think that the session, "How do you run a successful & engaging online movement without a huge budget? Lessons from three grassroots campaigns for change" may be beneficial for my new job; I'm sure I'll come home bursting with ideas after the weekend.
I'm also looking forward to eating some amazing ethnic foods that we don't have here in the Hat. Perhaps I'll even see a celebrity or two?! I saw one last time at the Starbucks in Gastown, well, a Canadian tv semi-celebrity, which would probably put them on the D list!