nextMEDIA 2008: Day One

nextmedia The first day of nextMEDIA 2008 is now in the books. There were nine sessions today, and as a result there was no shortage of information for delegates to soak up. With the exception of one timeslot however, none of the sessions were run concurrently. That’s both good and bad: good because you don’t have to decide where to go, and bad because you very quickly run out of time at each one!

You can read all of our nextMEDIA 2008 coverage on Techvibes here. I’ll continue liveblogging the event tomorrow.

I think the main reason to attend an event like this is for the face-to-face networking opportunities, but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to extract value from afar. On the contrary, in addition to our coverage here, there are lots of other ways to be here virtually:

If you’re here in Banff, be sure to tag your stuff with nm08 so that others can find it!

Tomorrow is the second and final day of nextMEDIA, and it looks just as packed as today. I’m particularly looking forward to Jim Louderback’s keynote, the session on Canada’s Hottest Digital Media Innovators featuring Techvibes’ own Boris Wertz, and the Storytelling 2.0 panel being moderated by Edmonton’s own Ken Bautista. The final session of the day is a crossover keynote with the Banff World Television Festival featuring Malcolm Wall from Virgin Media.