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schweady
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03/07/2021 10:24AM  
It's virtual this year. But, that means I can "make it" for the first time. Taking the good with the bad, all of the presentations and vendor booths are accessible without jostling for position. Some pre-recorded sessions, but some live and encourage input, Q&A, etc. And all presentations available for 60 days. Not bad for $15.

How many are "going"?
 
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03/07/2021 12:05PM  
I'm going, although I won't be there the whole time due to some appointments, but can catch up. I've never gone either - due to distance.
 
03/07/2021 12:34PM  
I'll be attending. It will be nice to see more than the few presentations I've normally been able to attend in person (I usually go for just Saturday). I'm curious how the vendor "booths" will work.
 
03/07/2021 01:24PM  
I'll attend.
 
03/07/2021 06:22PM  
Spartan1 will probably attend more than I do. I cannot get up a lot of enthusiasm for it--I really, really miss the real Canoecopia!
 
billconner
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03/07/2021 06:59PM  
Registered first day I could and looking forward to it.
 
beanpole
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03/07/2021 07:04PM  
Absolutely attending. Our first Canoecopia was 2019 - before our first trip to the Boundary Waters. I was crushed when it was cancelled last year. I'm honestly excited to be able to attend (or watch later) the seminars and speakers. They were pretty full when we went and long lines to get in.
 
03/07/2021 10:53PM  
I signed up for Copia yesterday.

I have been going to Copia in Madison since I moved to Iowa from Indianapolis in 1984.
I am going to miss meeting up with old friends this year as the show is “Virtual”. It just won’t be the same watching presentations on my PC.

I can’t wait for things to get bank to normal.
 
Porkeater
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03/08/2021 08:02AM  
I plan on "attending"
 
RedLakePaddler
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03/08/2021 08:56AM  
I got my ticket. I went for the first time in 2019. I really enjoyed the BWCA.COM dinner. I would travel from the far side of MN for that.

Carl
 
03/08/2021 09:17AM  
I'll be there and while both of my presentations are pre-recorded, I and the band will be logged in for chat while they are going on. I think most of the presentations will have the chat platform working and I know Rutabaga has encouraged all the presenters to log in and connect with the audience.

"See" ya there!
 
schweady
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03/08/2021 03:03PM  
OneMatch: "See" ya there!"
Nice to hear that even the pre-recorded presentations might have a bit of live interaction possible. Looking forward to it.
 
jillpine
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03/08/2021 03:24PM  
Really excited to go!
 
03/08/2021 10:47PM  
Yes indeed! Pretty excited about all of those Classes being available that long. I figured it would be like the in-person, where I have to choose between great options. Need a new paddle after some campers left with mine on the st. Croix last year, the one I got last time I was there.
 
IndyCanoe
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03/09/2021 07:28AM  
Signed up yesterday. We were planning to make our first Canoecopia last year maybe it will be next year in will be in person.

I will say I like that these will be available to view later on and kind of hope that is a trend that continues in the future when we can return to in person events. I can remember last year looking at the presentations and there were a couple that overlapped. The option of watching later would allow me to attend one but then watch the other at a later time.
 
schweady
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03/09/2021 11:12AM  
IndyCanoe: "Signed up yesterday. We were planning to make our first Canoecopia last year maybe it will be next year in will be in person.


I will say I like that these will be available to view later on and kind of hope that is a trend that continues in the future when we can return to in person events. I can remember last year looking at the presentations and there were a couple that overlapped. The option of watching later would allow me to attend one but then watch the other at a later time."

Agree. That is the biggest frustration of in-person shows.
 
straighthairedcurly
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03/09/2021 09:49PM  
Just bought my tickets. I am usually traveling for robotics on Canoecopia weekend, but this year I am just hanging out at home. Looking forward to some interesting presentations.
 
RoundRiver
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03/11/2021 12:03PM  
Will “be there”. Looks like Rutabaga is doing everything possible to make this a great event. But certainly looking forward to meeting again in person.
 
03/11/2021 03:52PM  
IndyCanoe: "Signed up yesterday. We were planning to make our first Canoecopia last year maybe it will be next year in will be in person.


I will say I like that these will be available to view later on and kind of hope that is a trend that continues in the future when we can return to in person events. I can remember last year looking at the presentations and there were a couple that overlapped. The option of watching later would allow me to attend one but then watch the other at a later time."


That would require all the presenters to video their presentations and then put them up on either a youtube channel or such. If we had a team of videographers willing to do that, it could work, but that's a lot of presentations!
 
03/11/2021 04:13PM  
I'm in, and excited.

In the app program, does the green video camera icon indicate a live session only?


 
MidwestFirecraft
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03/11/2021 04:21PM  
Thanks for posting this I would not have made it time, just bought my ticket.
 
PJ
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03/12/2021 05:54AM  
I'm attending
 
billconner
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03/12/2021 06:19AM  
fadersup: "I'm in, and excited.

In the app program, does the green video camera icon indicate a live session only? "

I think the opposite, that its pre-recorded, but not sure.
 
03/12/2021 07:37PM  
Just watched Jerry online and it was really good. Even though they are pre-recorded, a lot of good info in the ones that I have watched so far. Nice that we can go back and watch ones that we can't attend 'live' too.
 
03/12/2021 09:16PM  
Jerry and the band were fabulous!
 
Canoearoo
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03/14/2021 03:32PM  
My kids and I were in Camper Cait :)
 
03/14/2021 07:19PM  
Canoearoo: "My kids and I were in Camper Cait :)"

And you all were stellar! Thanks so much for making that happen!
 
03/14/2021 08:52PM  
Caught a bunch of sessions all three days. Still have a few more to watch and thanks to this year's virtual version I will be able too go back and watch. Different than normal but has its benefits. Do miss the see and touch part with the exhibitors though.
 
Jackfish
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03/14/2021 10:05PM  
I haven't looked, but does anyone know if the speaker sessions will still be viewable for a while?
 
billconner
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03/15/2021 07:18AM  
For 60 days. Some up, others may take a day or two. Does require the registration.
 
schweady
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03/15/2021 01:12PM  
ZIMTLSA: "...Do miss the see and touch part with the exhibitors though."
I actually went into a few exhibitor's booths through the links there and had some interactive video chats. Answered my questions and showed me some items. Only semi-awkward. :-)
 
billconner
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03/15/2021 07:17PM  
In review, kind of the year of the women. Many more gender identified session titles at least. Good IMHO.
 
03/16/2021 10:18PM  
I signed up on Saturday watched sporadically but was worth the money. Plus I get 60 days to view the ones I missed on Friday or overlapped. Didn’t know you got a discount on certain items and bought a pack I probably don’t need :) but can’t wait till it arrives.

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