Jowi Taylor will kick off PAB2009
By January 5, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Jowi Taylor will kick off PAB2009

[cross posted from PAB2009 website] Award winning radio producer, writer and host, Jowi Taylor will be kicking off PAB2009.  This will be the first keynote presentation at Podcasters Across Borders since Shelagh Rogers opened our inaugural conference in 2006. During his years with CBC Radio, Jowi hosted the long-running and multiple award-winning program “Global Village”. […]

The onus is on you
By November 22, 2008 17 Comments Read More →

The onus is on you

Over the past few years, I’ve been part of the organizing teams for many events and because of my work in social media and podcasting I regularly find myself in discussions about other events and the community.  I often hear that participation is noticeably skewed towards white males, aged thirty through fifty, that there isn’t […]

The rule of no exceptions
By July 19, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

The rule of no exceptions

Whitney Hoffman has published a few blog posts this week relating to the demands put upon conference organizers by last-minute registrations (see Your Failure to Plan Ahead is Not My Emergency, Law of Supply and Demand and What Happened to the Social Contract?).  I’d like to add another component to the discussion: The rule of […]

An early morning analysis of three social media conferences
By June 18, 2008 4 Comments Read More →

An early morning analysis of three social media conferences

The number of conferences with a social media slant has been increasing over the last few years. I have attended a few of them and have found each to have their own unique style of promoting knowledge, community and collaboration. I decided that I’d take a few moments to share my experiences and offer my […]

Thinking out loud: How we make PAB a reality
By March 11, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Thinking out loud: How we make PAB a reality

The program for Podcasters Across Borders 2008 will be announced in two days.  It’s been an exciting and difficult process to go through this time since we have received so many amazing submissions — more than we have available speaking slots.  Bob and I never prepared ourselves for that possibility and I’ve been struggling with […]

The lengths we’ll go to…
By February 28, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

The lengths we’ll go to…

Chris Sherry (creator the the Kaflooey podcast) dredged up this gem of Bob Goyetche and me following Podcasters Across Borders 2007. According to Chris, Photoshop was not involved. Registration for PAB2008 opens on March 15. Original photo by Nico.

PAB2008 early-bird registration open
By January 27, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

PAB2008 early-bird registration open

Early-bird registration for the 2008 edition of Podcasters Across Borders is now open. From Sunday, January 27 through Saturday, February 2, you can register to attend PAB2008 for the low rate of CDN$90/person.  This offer is available for one week only (or until the event reaches capacity).   Space permitting, regular registration will begin on March […]

The great debate over the state of podcasting
By October 12, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

The great debate over the state of podcasting

Notwithstanding the terrible word that we’ve been stuck with since 2004, podcasting was on shaky ground long before Michael Geohegan‘s now famous speech delivered at the Podcast and New Media Expo a few weeks ago (see his blog post, No More Podcast in the New Media Expo). It’s a discussion that has been going on […]

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Canadian Podcast Legal Guide available for download
By June 30, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

Canadian Podcast Legal Guide available for download

The Canadian Podcasting Legal Guide was unveiled by Andy Kaplan-Myrth and Kathi Simmons at Podcasters Across Borders and is now available for download (in html and pdf) from the Creative Commons Canada site. The presentation by Andy and Kathi will be available for download on the Canadian Podcast Buffet in the next two weeks.

PAB2007 raises the bar
By June 6, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

PAB2007 raises the bar

It seems almost impossible that the original Podcasters Across Borders conference could be outdone. With 16 days to go before the second edition of the conference (PAB2007), I realize that the bar has been raised even higher than we thought possible. As reported on the PAB site, the event is approaching a capacity crowd of […]

I’m the first guest of the ProPR podcast
By May 29, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

I’m the first guest of the ProPR podcast

I’m honoured to be the guest of Joe Thornley’s first podcast on the ProPR blog site (Mark Blevis previews this year’s Podcasters Across Borders). Joe and I met to celebrate the Thornley Fallis sponsorship of Podcasters Across Borders 2007 a few weeks ago and he decided to put his new portable recorder to the test.

When something feels real
By March 16, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

When something feels real

When Bob Goyetche and I first started working on Podcasters Across Borders 2006, there were a lot of reasons to be concerned — mostly relating to financial commitments and community interest. Okay, concerns may not be the right word. Let’s say Stress, with a capital ‘S’. We took a big gamble, committing personal funds to […]

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