I saw on the daily-ish email that there was a new forum here dedicated to Permaculture Voices, as well as the podcast which was recorded during the drive back to the airport, and so of course I had to listen to it right away.
I just finished listening to it and wanted to post a little bit about the video footage. (By the way, Paul, thanks for the shout outs in the podcast, made my day.)
The video footage looks really great, I got a lot of nice material from my team.
In the podcast, Paul said a lot of great things about the quality of the content of the conference, and toward the end, he said that the people who came for four days probably got a four year permacultureboost.
Those who were in attendance weren't even able to see it all due to the split tracks. If you were there, there is at least 46 hours of content you were unable to see, just based on the schedule.
Based on the quality of the feedback I got on film from many of the speakers, I fully expect attendance next year to triple. In my opinion, the content of this conference is worth far more than a full semester at any university.
One thing many people said about the attendees was that they all seemed to be active doers of Permaculture, not just armchair theorists and philosophers. That being the case, the people who get access to this information are making an investment in their lives that will pay dividends many times over.
Whether you're a farmer, a student, an entrepreneur, or a philanthropist, this conference can easily provide the inspiration to springboard you into new opportunities. I can't say enough about how significant I think this event was, how glad I am about being able to go, and how fortunate I am to have so many terabytes of video footage to view and review as I go through the editing process.
Many thanks to Diego for making it all happen. Please buy the video package when it becomes available, whether you were there or not, as it will help him maintain crucial positive cash flow as he makes preparations for next year. I'm looking forward to it already.