What is Podcamp?
A PodCamp is a BarCamp-style community UnConference for podcasters and listeners, bloggers and readers, as well as anyone interested in New/Social Media. First held in Boston, Massachusetts, Podcamp has spread across the United States and the world to bring people of all backgrounds and abilities together to teach and learn from each other. Recent events have included Pittsburgh, Toronto, New York City, Munich, Atlanta, San Antonio and Stockholm.
The purpose of PodCamp is to:
- Share information.
- Build & develop relationships
- Grow the new media community
You do NOT need to be a podcaster to attend a PodCamp. If you’re interested in podcasting, blogging, podsafe music, social media, educational applications or just curious then please join us — and bring a friend or colleague.
What’s an “unConference?”
An unConference means that the participants are also the experts. We’re audio and video podcasters, enthusiasts, businesspeople, hobbyists, musicians, promoters, marketers, and people who generally want to understand more about the new media space. The power of an unConference is you get open access to ideas, thoughts, best practices, and the true “wisdom of crowds” simply by registering and attending.
This also means that we want to hear from YOU. This is not a “top-down” conference model where you get a glossy brochure and nod in agreement while listening to key notes and featured speakers. We encourage interactivity, Q&A’s and sessions that are dialogues versus monologues. The sessions are respectful of course, but be aware that participants value transparency, candor and value versus “pitch” talks that serve as thinly veiled PR babble.
So anyone can speak?
Yes. Just sign up to speak and as space allows, you’re in. The organizers will decide who speaks when and where, but any topic you want to talk about is valid as long as it’s got some focus on new/social media.
Can I volunteer to help?
Yes! Please contact us and we’ll get you set up to help in an area you’re interested in.
Why Are You Charging a Registration Fee?
PodCamp’s goal is not to make money, but to share information, build relationships and cultivate the new media community. After 100+ PodCamp events, we’ve found that a large number of “no shows” place a strain on our ability to deliver the type of high quality events and programming that our attendees deserve. Therefore, PodCamp Philly has decided to charge a small registration fee to discourage those that register for the event when their attendance is unlikely.
You’ll be happy to know that all proceeds from the Registration Fee will be donated to charity.