PodCamp Boston 2: Getting Organized

PodCamp Boston 2 is coming, October 26-28, 2007. I am particularly excited because this year I actually know what I am getting into, and have been asked to join the growing horde of event organizers.

I’ll let Steve Garfield in the video below and the text that follows explain the event facts. I want to speak to the feeling of the event. At the risk of extending the “echo chamber” feeling that social media is a club, I really like the community vibe that PodCamp and other New Media events have fostered. Yes, we see a lot of the same people at event after event, but one of the repeated themes of the last year–and one I think will bear some fruit at PodCamp–is spreading social media outside of the “early adopter” confines. Companies looking to incorporate social media are welcome. Marketers and PR flaks like myself are welcome. Hobbyists, artists and pros of all abilities are welcome. There will be enough people — perhaps 1,000?– at PodCamp that the exchange of ideas will be broad enough that you can get what you come for and contribute the rest.

I cannot wait for the event. And I will not hesitate to thank the group of friends and colleagues I met last year, that I am happy to give the credit for getting PodCamp–now an international phenomenon– off the ground. These superheroes are led by Chris Brogan and Christopher Penn, but include Bryan Person, as well as the aforementioned Mr. Garfield and a host of others. Yes, I am leaving people out. Scroll down that last link for a full list, and as you register, take a look around at the blog and the very impressive registrants list. Also, can we say enough about how Boston is a great social media city?

See you at PodCamp!

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PodCamp Boston 2 is the new media community UnConference that helps connect people interested in blogging, podcasting, social networks, video on the net, and new media together for three days to learn, share, and grow their new media skills. Whether youre just interested in new media or an experienced veteran, PodCamp Boston 2 is for you! PodCamp Boston 2 will be held October 26 – 28, 2007 at the Boston Convention and Expo Center (venue generously sponsored by VON Boston) and is free to attend. Register today with friends and colleagues! Thanks to David Tam├ęs for shooting this video.

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