Just got out of the Controversy panel at Northern Voice 2011. As you might expect, it was pretty lively and a lot of fun. One thing that distinguishes it from nearly every other social media panel I’ve attended, oh, ever: the discussion, among the panelists and with the audience, was almost completely among women. (Smart, articulate women, I might add.)
Northern Voice 2011 kicked off this morning with a keynote from blogger, citizen journalist and social media professional April Smith, co-founder of AHA Media. She spoke about helping residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to tell their own stories through social media, documenting the area’s daily life, and her own story.