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Bloggers Predict 2009 - New Years MeetUP

When:

Tue 27 Jan 2009, 5:30pm

Where: Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce, Level 28, The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Jo Booth

Do you want to know what's going to happen in 2009?

A year ago, Unlimited Potential asked leading Wellington bloggers to predict the future for 2008. Well, the future is now, so we're doing it again. First off we'll see if they got it right.

Once again, Wellington's top bloggers will gaze into the future and tell us what the big news will be in the next twelve months. The wisdom of their prognostications will astound you--or amuse you, at the least.

The blogger who makes the best predictions--as voted by YOU, the audience--will be crowned UP Visionary of the Year for 2009, and receive an official certificate, a beautiful tiara*, and full bragging rights... at least until 2010, when we will vote again on whether to revoke their title.

The Bloggers
Philip Fierlinger, turntable technologist will be back to defend his title, the competition will be fierce (or at least funny)... stay tuned for UPdates on the lineup.
(19 Dec) Mauricio Freitas (geekzone guru) is also confirmed!

The rules:
Each blogger will make 3 to 5 predictions in the following categories:

Gadgets & Games
The Internet, Web 3.0...
Business & Technology
Wellington/NZ/the Universe (open slather)

Predictions made by blog readers in comments are allowed, but must be credited.
Cheating -- by using insider knowldge, in-depth simulations, latent psychic powers, reasoned analysis, alcohol, ouija boards, etc -- is strictly encouraged.

The Event:
When: 27 January, 2009, 5:30 for a 6:00 start
Where: Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce, level 28, The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street. (Bring your camera for Majestic Photos from the highest office in Wellington)

We predict that this will be an UP event like no other. Come to drink, meet and mingle, and at 6pm we will assemble to hear the bloggers reveal all--their own forecasts, and those made by their readers.
Then you will vote for the blogger who has made the most plausible yet unexpected claims about the year ahead. The blogger with the most votes will take the prize...
The evening will conclude with a traditional Unlimited Potential feast: free pizza and beer! RSVP now at UP.org.nz to reserve your free spot!