Before you vote, consider both content and style. Good Content + Irritating Style equals No Vote! Please do the right thing and only vote for speakers whom you have personally heard and would publicly recommend. Don't just automatically vote for your buddies. That won't help conference committees to invite quality speakers!
After attending eight Australasian Congresses, a British National conference, a genealogy conference cruise, various family history fairs and Expos in Australia and London, and countless State conferences, 'Lost In' weekends and shorter seminars, I am a tough judge - but fifteen of the seventy-four nominees won my vote.
UPDATE: Not many Australians and New Zealanders voted, so the rankings don't mean much - but I confess to being just a little bit thrilled! The AUS/NZ results are on Anglo-Celtic Connections. I have not heard Nick Barratt or Dick Eastman speak, but I can personally recommend all of the others.