I had the opportunity to attend PodCamp Connecticut 2010 this past Saturday. Meet a lot of great and interesting people from Southern New England. If you never been to a PodCamp below diescibes what PodCamp and a un-conference is all about.
There is a relatively short video highlighting just a few parts of the event with some of the participant responses.
PodCamp Connecticut 2010 is a one-day event for social media enthusiasts (new and seasoned) to share experiences and learn from each other. PodCamps have been happening across the U.S. since 2006. Each event is unique. How will we make PodCamp CT worth everyone’s while? That depends on you.
We see PodCamps as social media potluck. Everybody brings something to share, whether it’s ideas about how to improve social media or questions about things they don’t understand. Like social media, PodCampCT provides the infrastructure and possibility, but it takes all of us to make it into something great.
The reasons to attend PodCampCT are different for everyone. Some include: discussing new ways to use social media, talking about trends and where the online space is headed, hearing personal stories and sharing yours, learning more about social media tools, making new connections, achieving clarity on how social media can add value to your day and meeting people in person that you only know from an avatar.
PodCamps are typically referred to as the “unconference” because the focus and format doesn’t include the typical Powerpoint slides, keynote speakers or sales pitches. Attendees, sponsors and organizers create the discussions together.
The crew that is organizing and sponsoring PodCampCT 2010 comes from all walks of life. We are entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists, marketers, news media folk, nonprofit professionals and more. We all use social media in different ways and we each have different ideas about how to make it better. While it might appear as if an event like this is only designed for early adopters, techies and those who are already embedded in social media, PodCampCT is open to everyone.
To learn more about PodCampCT 2010 follow them on Twitter and use the hash tag #pcct.
Above information is from the PodCampCT 2010 eventbright site.