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Sept 9-10, 2006 Bunker Hill Community College, Boston.!! (Venue Sponsored by the Museum of Science, Boston)


Podcamp Boston is a FREE unconference in the tradition of BarCamp, and will be held on September 9th and 10th, 2006, at the Bunker Hill Community College (sponsored by the Museum of Science, Boston), accessible by public transportation, and readily reachable via the train. Podcamp is FREE to attend. (You find your way here, get a room or ask us for a list of folks who might let you crash, and we'll feed you and entertain you for a few days).


SIGN UP: http://podcamp.org

The first 200 registrants are guaranteed a free shirt, and any other interesting free schwag we find along the way.


THE DEAL: 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 FREE ACCESS to ideas, thoughts, best practices, and the true "wisdom of crowds" simply by registering and attending.


We urge you to consider signing up to give a 5 minute lightning talk about your experience with podcasts (viewing/listening), or a 30 minute session if you've got enough material. Really shy or too new to the space? Try signing up for a Round Table Discussion and just let the others start off the conversation before you join in.


BRING YOUR GEAR: We'll be doing lots of hands-on learning at this event, including how-to's on recording techniques, editing skills, video composition, podsafe music, and plenty more. There's a whole section on the Podcamp.org website showing SESSIONS. I'm bad at math, but it looked like over 20 sessions are set up now. Don't see what you want to know? Request the session. Have something to add that we haven't considered? Throw it up there. Oh, and as for bringing your gear, if you want to have some kind of gear swap, we're set up for that, too.


BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE: PodCamp Boston will be held at Bunker Hill Community College. We have access to a few large areas to assemble, with sessions being held in smaller classroom areas. It's local enough to everything that you can ride a train, take a bus, get a cab. It's VERY accessible to folks either coming from far away or locally. There's parking, as well.


VENUE SPONSOR: The event's venue was sponsored by the Museum of Science, Boston, who's made a strong commitment to the new media space. Did you know they have their own Podcast? Our venue isn't that far from the Museum. Seeing as you'll be in town anyway, come on by and give your thanks to this great institution for making our venue possible. (If you don't have time to visit, drop them email. Go to http://mos.org).


SIGN UP: http://podcamp.org


SPREAD THE WORD: If you've already signed up, thanks! Please spread this around and get the word out. This event is the kind you DON'T want to miss, and I imagine some of your friends won't want to miss it, either. We're hoping you can attend this landmark experience.


SPONSORS: If you're a business sponsor and are interested in being known as a supporter of new media and technology, please consider sponsoring in one of the many ways we have available to you to show your support.


THIS EVENT IS ABOUT YOU: Come to PodCamp Boston on Sept 9-10th, to a FREE unConference, and learn how you can get involved in the new media revolution.

SIGN UP: http://podcamp.org















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Sept 9-10, 2006

Podcamp Boston will be held on September 9th and 10th, 2006, at the Bunker Hill Community College (sponsored by the Museum of Science, Boston), accessible by public transportation, and readily reachable via the train. Podcamp is FREE to attend. Accomodations are being worked out such that we can offer a "camping" option. If people would like hotel accommodations, come to the website and we'll work out a deal with a hotel.


What's the Deal


Podcamp is a free unconference in the tradition of BarCamp. People register at the website (group password is: nepod), and then we like to get everyone to participate in some form or another.


That's the difference with an unconference. In these events, the attendees are also the experts. Sessions get organized on the fly the morning of the event, and there are all kinds of ways to participate: hold a 30 minute session or demo, a 5 minute lightning talk, or participate in a panel discussion. Join an informal round table talk, participate in podcasting demos and actual live podcasts as well!


Free refreshments, including meals, will be served throughout the day.


Who Should Attend


Podcamp is for people interested in new media. Bloggers, podcasters, vloggers are who the conference serves best. If you're interested in doing something with new media, you'll want to attend. Are you a school or library wondering how to incorporate podcasting into projects and community events? Are you a corporation wondering why you should be involved? Are you a venture group thinking about whether to invest in this new media space? You'll soon learn.


What Kinds of Sessions are There?


Remember, this is YOUR conference. If you sign up and prepare a session, YOUR knowledge is on display. But here are some starter sessions we're already sure to offer:

  • Panel Discussion - Podcast Formats

  • Content Networks are the new blogs.

  • Podcasting and Guerrilla Marketing

  • Podcasting with Garageband -all the crap Apple didn't bother to tell you about

  • Corporate Podcasting - being the mouthpiece of a company for fun and profit

  • Video Podcasting with iMovie

  • Podcasting for Business - Beyond Adsense.

  • Audio Drama Podcasts: Producing and Acting Tips


And those are just the ones people have signed on to do so far. Other sessions we want YOU to tell us about are:

  • Video Podcasts, Vlogging -

  • Gear Sharing/Discussing

  • Portable Rigs and Techniques

  • Meet the Band (talk with a podsafe band)

  • Music Podshows

  • Mashup Cast- a live podcast demo with more than one show!

  • Teaching through Technology - Podcasts and Education

  • Interviewing techniques

  • Phone interviews

  • Acoustics and audio engineering basics for dummies

  • Power listening - how to manage and listen to as many great podcasts as possible

  • Podsearch - how do you find great podcasts?


We Need You


We want you to register at podcamp.org (pw: nepod). Please sign on and let us know that you can attend, that you can participate in either one of the sessions we've listed above, or in something you want to tell the rest of us about.


We Need Sponsors


Because it's a free conference, and because costs are fairly scaled back, it's not like we need a gazillion dollars. Instead, we're asking for supplies, tee shirt sponsors, small cash donations, meal sponsorships, and the like. You can read more about it at our Sponsors page. Anything you can do to help would be great. Contact Chris Brogan or Chris Penn.


We Need Evangelists!


Steal this logo! Please link us up at your podcast or technology site. If you want a different sized banner, just ask. We want to get people interested in podcasting and new media to attend, and for that, we need your help.



Please come to PodCamp to sign up, attend, help, sponsor, or get more information.


And thanks.




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