Ah but what am I looking to get out of the weekend’s podcamp? Here are some problems I am wrestling with: Continue reading
This will be my first venture into the (un)conference-type spaces. I have attended and participated in many traditional conferences over the past 10+ years but by traditional, I mean the conference fee is > $1,000 and the location is more than likely an expensive hotel in another city.
My past conference experiences have never resonated. I abhor the “conference floor” / “vendor expo”. I don’t need another tote bag (Don’t they know that most people have to fly there? TED gets it right by mailing the schwag to your home after the even).
I registered. Signed-up.
I committed to this a week ago—Committed. Continue reading
Just signed up for next weekend’s PodCamp 3 Boston, as a first time attendee I’m wondering what it will be like. I’ve been to twenty or so conferences over the years (most recently the Search Engine Strategies conference in Chicago) but never one that didn’t also come with a day off of work.
Let me know: Have you been? Are you going? What’s it like?
I’ll be looking over the PodCamp event schedule, doing some research on the presenters and blogging my initial plans this week, what should I do / see? Where’s the real action and value in a conference like this? Are the the after hours events good?
Tequila Rain is a place more often associated with the phrase “Show us your ****!” than a gathering of new media folks so that should be an interesting place to plop 300+ twittering, geo-tagging, iPhone toting bloggers.