Gust is currently re-installing his PC and learning the curves of freshly upgraded dix.lv, so I'll just help a little along. He just returned from St.Petersburg, and this is what he writes: Just some people seem to have believed in the Baltic Network, however its actual representation in our minds might strongly differ. The Network, mentally created by a group of Swedish journalists-students in 2001, reached its peak in summer 2002, while having more than 30 people come toghether in almost abandoned woods nearby Stockholm. They were all young and hopeful, singing “We’ve come a lot to gain/Our course we must maintain...�? It turned out for some of them the last experience of Networking.
There were also participants who gained more from the BJ Con or Baltic Journalist Conference than they ever could have expected... And there were some who had a persistent awareness of their lives gradually changing. The horizon was hit open by the BJ. Three persons in the second picture (Nastya, Gusts and Volodya) are one example of personal implementation of the idea of very networking. This is a kind of net-relationship free from stigmatized net-based job excercising; it is rather sense of connectivity by more intangible ties. And, apparently, more lasting and sustained. Pictures were taken and the greeting video was shot in St.Petersburg, March 2006. Symbolic re-union of the team. To freshen up your memories, check DIX Daily Archives for June 2004, there's quite a lot for you to read, e.g. the official anthem of the Bj COn 2002 - Welcome To My Country. As for the long time not seen members of BJ Con 2002 - how are you doing over time? The Full List Of Bj Con 2002 Sweden Attendees Agne Versknyte Alexandra Samusenko Anastasiya Gavrielova Anna Shesterikova Anna Umiecka Arnoldas Pranckevicius Arp Müller Dariusz Lomowski Eva Johannesson Evelin Tiitsaar Fredrik Öjemar Giedre Svazaite Gusts Kikusts Izabela Jopkiewicz Janis Kalnins Janis Pinkulis Jon Pelling Jurate Kaminskaite Jurgita Meskauskaite Kadri Tonka Kristine Eglite Lena Åkesson Lera Pylaeva Liina Vahemets Magdalena Andrzejczyk Maria Staf Mati Kark Michal Vierzchowski Sergo Selder Solvita Velde Viktoria Vitali Vesterinen Vladimir Khozikov Zofia Truchanowicz