Whoosh! A huge THANK YOU to every one of you that attended our first-ever one day tech seminar in Seattle on November 3 at the Seattle Public Library.
When you put together a first-time event, you never know how it’s going to go. We were thrilled to have such a inspiring and talented line-up of speakers agree to present, and a close-knit group of eager-to-learn bloggers and almost-bloggers.
Some of the awesome recaps flowing in from around the web:
- Vegtastic.Net Helen Pitlick wrote a great recap of the event. She presented with Dawn Quinn on the subject of social media. They left their presentation up if you’d like to check it out.
- Sisters Legume Angel Barclay wrote about her speaking and her impressions of Seattle on her blog. She presented about video and captured the hearts of every single person in the room with her short videos set to music. She made making videos seem attainable by anyone, even someone with no prior video skill (*cough* me *cough*).
- Serenity in the Storm Katie attended the seminar wrote a fun recap about the Social Media class and what she learned.
- Foggy Vegan was an attendee and wrote about his favorite parts, including learning about podcasting.
- And of course, we at Vida Vegan live-blogged the event and what we learned (and ate) throughout.
If you spoke or attended and blogged about your experience, send it our way and we’ll add it to this list.
Thanks everyone who came out. We each learned a lot and had loads of fun drinking coffee, live-blogging, and eating the heck out of Veggie Grill sammwiches.
We’re just about halfway through our seminar.
You know what that means…………………
From the one and only Veggie Grill, naturally.
It wouldn’t be a blogger’s seminar without taking pictures of lunch.
And we’ll now resume our regular programming.
I just need ONE more piece of carrot cake….
We at Vida Vegan HQ love the Seattle Central Library. It’s oddly-shaped and weird and just so so unique and cool.
When we visited in April 2012 to research the best venue for the one day Tech Seminar, once we toured the library, we knew right away this was the right spot for us.
With stunning architecture and a central location, The Central Library is gorgeously awkward. Just our style!
The coolest part, for us, is the Red Room on the fourth floor.
This is where the meeting rooms are located.
The Tech Seminar this Saturday will be in a conference room on this red level, so for those of you that are coming, be prepared to get all “Red Room Red Room” up in here. (It’s Halloween season, so this The Shining reference totally fits. Apologies for the creepy link!)
Our bright and cozy meeting space!
See some of you this Saturday! Any last minute suggestions for places to eat?
Possibly what Seattle is known best for (unless you follow sports; I bet Seattle has some famous sports team or something), Pike Place Market lives up to it’s reputation. With a beautiful view of Puget Sound, Pike Place is filled with cobblestone streets, little specialty shops, and a big market filled with fresh flowers, fresh pasta and fresh produce (Nevermind the ‘fresh’ fish; ugh).
There’s also the little thing known as the Gum Wall nearby.
A cute shop sells authentic grenadine. Grenadine is traditionally made out of pomegranate, but now most brands just use red coloring and sugar water. I loved finding this.
A cozy little bookstore located in the market center.
The famous Gum Wall:
Yep, all gum.
We love Pike Place Market. What are some of your favorite spots in Seattle?
We’re trying to get final numbers (ordering coffee, printing coursebooks) for the Tech Seminar, so for those of you waiting to register, here’s a little push to do it now:
For the next 24 hours you can use this link and save $25! That went fast! You can still register at full price.
And, of course, email us at VidaVeganConference [at] gmail.com with any questions!
We are one month away from the next step in Vida Vegan learning – our first ever seminar!
Here’s the official schedule, hot off the press:
9:00am-9:30am ~ Arrival, coffee & welcome from VVC
9:30am-10:30am ~ Nuts ‘n’ Bolts of a Webpage, Colin Barringer
10:40am-11:40am ~ Blog Design in an Ever-Changing Digital Landscape, Tim Mauldin & Liz Miller
11:40am-12:40pm ~ Lunch by Veggie Grill
12:40pm-1:40pm ~ Podcasting on a Budget, Barb Troyer
1:50pm-2:50pm ~ Shooting, Editing & Integrating Video, Angel Barclay
2:50pm-3:20pm ~ Break & more
3:20pm-4:20pm ~ Next-Level Social Media, Dawn Quinn & Helen Pitlick
4:20pm-5:00pm ~ Networking & Closure
Stay tuned for tech, blogging, Seattle tips & more throughout VeganMoFo!