I was contacted this morning by someone from Lexi.net to let me know about the upcoming "Your Online Identity" conference in Calgary on November 17, 2006. I hadn't heard of the event before, so had to check out the conference website for info. It sounds like a really cool event. Not as by-the-people-for-the-people as Northern Voice, but still sounds interesting. They've lined up an impressive list of speakers, including The Dooce herself.
I think it's pretty cool to have an event like this in Calgary. I've been toying around with the idea of a Northern Voice YYC since I went to the first Northern Voice YVR. I'm not sure Calgary's ready - Vancouver's much more plugged-in and seems more aligned with the whole "web 2.0" / blogging / yaddayadda stuff. But, maybe this is a sign...
I'll try to make it to the Lexi.net event. It's definitely not as inexpensive as NV, at $125 for the day, but I'll try to make the case for it.
Update: I'm in. Looking forward to it!