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Personally, I received over 1000 emails. From the review, it was clear that the two cities with the loudest voices were Edmonton and Halifax. As an FYI other cities for which we received feedback included Quebec City, Moncton, Victoria, Saskatoon, Waterloo
and Regina. I then directed our team on two paths to find out which city was going to be added this year. Barnaby Jeans lead the data and analytics with John Bristowe, Damir Bersinic and Rick Claus leading the community outreach.
I never thought that this outreach would go to the levels that it did. From the passionate emails, support from local venues to the broad social media groundswell - it was amazing. I wish that I could choose both, yet we just can’t support adding two cities this year. There was passion from both cites and with the data and analytics correctly hitting the numbers, we needed to go forward with the only differentiator -- the community voice.
The city that won started out behind and surpassed the other with their connected community outreach. They went past the city perspective and rallied as a larger entity…..The Maritimes. Yes, I’m proud to announce that on November 2 & 3, 2009, TechDays 2009 will be in Halifax.
Both cities were represented very well! As a result of the great community response, I feel that everyone who took the time to raise their voice should be recognized for their efforts! You know who you are, and in addition to our thanks, please reach out to Rick, Damir or John and they’ll extend to you a special Directors TechDays discount offer to attend TechDays 2009. Please note the offer will be valid during the pre-registration period from June 15 until July 1.
Thanks again for all your feedback and support for TechDays. Stay tuned for more information for early bird registration coming in July! For those that attended last year watch your inbox mid to late June for a special thanks for your loyalty!
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I like this blog very much keep up this good work
the content last year was a bit lacking for the price but still had a really good two days not sure if I will attend this year
Woot! I will be there in Halifax!!!!
Thanks to Rick, Pierre and Damir east cost will have this great oppurtunity to 'learn more'.
St. John's, NL
It is fantastic to see this type of event held in the Maritimes. Well done keep up the good work and see you there.