Canada’s first large-scale conference of new media and social media creators happens (for a 7th year!) in Ottawa, Canada this June!
If you’re a media creator — Ottawa is the place to be the weekend of June 8-10, 2012.
PAB (originally Podcasters Across Borders), Canada’s first large-scale conference of new media producers, was co-founded by Bob Goyetche, Mark Blevis, Cathy Bobkowicz, and Andrea Ross in 2006. The inaugural conference was a sold out event which took place in Kingston that year and drew delegates from across Canada and the United States. It kicked off with a keynote address by the CBC’s Shelagh Rogers, featured a full day of speaking sessions and ended with a concert by two Canadian independent bands.
PAB has evolved into a social/new media conference and expanded from a one day to a three day event that includes speaking sessions, popular five-minute JOLTs, workshops, panel discussions, concerts, a boat cruise and a charity drive. The conference has flourished on a reputation of strong content and a welcoming community, attracting participants from as far away as the U. K. and South America.
WHAT ARE THE SESSIONS? WHO ARE THE SPEAKERS? WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?
Wow. You don’t mess around. We’re scheduling the sessions/speaker list together as you read this.
WHERE IS IT TAKING PLACE?
The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
WHERE DO I STAY?
The Lord Elgin Hotel has a block of rooms set aside at a special PAB-rate.
Basically, you call the Lord Elgin Hotel at 1-800-267-4298 or direct 613-235-3333 and reference PAB2012.
HOW MUCH IS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION?
Registration is CDN$170. You can register here.
WHAT DOES REGISTRATION INCLUDE?
Registration includes access to the full three days of the conference (June 8-10, 2012) which features workshops, keynotes, speaking sessions, panels and our ever-popular JOLT!s, as well as a sit-down lunch on Saturday.
We also include fun on Saturday night – In past years, we’ve done a boat cruise, we may do one again this year.. Or maybe something else – we’ll let you know as soon as it’s settled.
WHAT MAKES THIS EVENT DIFFERENT?
You do. We designed PAB first and foremost as a community event. There are no vendor tables, no “How do I monetize social media” sessions. PAB is about people.
HOW DO I KEEP UP TO DATE ON ANNOUNCEMENTS?
You can subscribe to our
and you can listen to the
the offical podcast of PAB. As the conference approaches, this is the show to listen to get updates, ideas and learn about the people and places you’ll see at PAB.
WHO’S BEHIND THIS?
This not-for-profit conference is organized by Bob Goyetche and Mark Blevis, with support and understanding from our families :)
WHICH ONE IS MARK?
The tall one.
WHICH ONE IS BOB?
The other one.
Feel free to send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org – we’ll answer pretty darn quick, and share the “shareable” answers here!