Looking back at PAB2010 and forward to the Canadian Guitar Festival

30 Jul

It’s six weeks later and I’m still excited about Podcasters Across Borders. Mark Blevis, one of the event’s co-founders, reminded me that many of the folks who attended are there in both a professional and personal capacity: “What I find particularly interesting about the PAB community is that even though (as you point out) it’s about creativity, content, passion and authenticity with a personal flair, among us are PR and Marcom folk, political consultants, journalists, professional video producers, educators and of course hobbyists. The connecting thread is common among personal and professional interests, and PABsters get that.” I hope to take part again next year.

This weekend, I’m headed to the Canadian Guitar Festival near Kingston, Ontario. This event brings together fingerstyle guitarists and enthusiasts from near and far to take part in performances, workshops and competitions. The Festival was created in 2004 by Del Vezeau and the community continues to build. It was inspired by a “guitar weekend” hosted by Canadian guitarist Don Ross in 2001. This will be my first time at the event, and I’m looking forward to it with great anticipation. I’ll post a report on my experiences later this weekend. Until then…


One Response to “Looking back at PAB2010 and forward to the Canadian Guitar Festival”

  1. etiquette bitch August 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    PAB was indeed awesome, for the professional learning, but mostly for the personal connections. What an amazing, inspiring group of people. I’ll definitely be there next year!

    Enjoy (or hope you enjoyed) the guitar fest!

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