EventCamp East Coast moves to the Nation’s Capital!

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EventCamp East Coast is returning November 4-6, 2011 with a new city, new venue, extra day and a new hashtag while retaining the peer conference format that was widely admired by last year’s attendees. The site of this year’s EventCamp East Coast is the National Conference Center (@NCCMeet, www.conferencecenter.com) which is located in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC and only minutes away from Dulles International Airport. This year’s Twitter hashtag is #ECDC11. Organizers … [Read more...]

Two Concurrent EventCamps to Occur in DC and Vancouver, BC!

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In February 2010 the first Event Camp took place, bringing with it a forum for learning and sharing event innovations; a place to collaborate, and connect and experiment with new formats and technologies with other keen meeting and event professionals. On November 4th - 6th there will be two concurrent Event Camps, one in DC and one in Vancouver, Canada. We will share content and connect two coasts for a portion of the time Sunday as well, something that has not been tried yet.  Be with us … [Read more...]

EventCamp’s Social Gaming Contest

On the last day of EventCamp I led a session with Midori Connolly (via Skype) called Winning with Social Gaming for Events. After a brief history and overview of gaming concepts, the participants were divided into four teams and were asked to create a game based on the following objectives: Education, Networking, Team Building and Problem-Solving. Once everyone got to work on creating interactive games for events, we realized that they needed more time  to fully develop their plans. This gave … [Read more...]

2011 EventCamp National Conference: What to Know Before You Go?

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I can't believe the time is finally here for the 2011 EventCamp National Conference.  In exactly two days our tribe will be gathering in Chicago for an exciting weekend of networking, friendships, fun and education. As the final arrangements are winding down here are some additional points of information to assist you in preparing for your trip to Chicago and participation in EventCamp 2011: Chicago Weather Forecast For those of you that have been to Chicago before you know the weather can … [Read more...]

EventCamp National Conference “Crowdsourced Session Topics” Announced

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Can you believe it is Super Bowl Sunday already?  Where did January go .... More importantly, we are only five days away from the 2011 EventCamp National Conference and I am getting fired up!  Hope you are too.  :) Members of the EventCamp community will be converging on Chicagoland on Friday, February 11 for a two day industry gathering of folks with an interest in technology and social media, for events.  If you have not registered for the event there is still time.  You simply need to … [Read more...]

EventCamp 2011 Conference Crowdsourcing for Sessions Ends 1/21!

As you may know EventCamp attendees have been reviewing and voting, for the past three weeks, on the education session proposals that were submitted for the 2011 EventCamp National Conference.  The proposal descriptions are listed at an official EventCamp website powered by CrowdCampaign,  Voting will officially end this Friday (January 21) at 5pm PST. So, if you have not yet reviewed ECNC's session proposals, please visit the website this week and cast your vote(s). Thanks in advance for … [Read more...]

EventCamp Community to Crowdsource 2011 ECNC Session Topics

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This past week has been a busy week for the EventCamp National Conference planning team. On Tuesday we announced a "Call for Presentation Proposals." On Wednesday registration opened, and on Friday the EventCamp Online Community site was re-opened. This year's ECNC theme is "Community Matters."  In that spirit we are asking for the greater EventCamp community's assistance, with the selection process, for this year's concurrent session topics. Crowdsource Session Topics for 2011 … [Read more...]

2011 EventCamp National Conference Registration is Officially Open

Have you marked your calendar yet?  On February 12 a savvy group of event professionals will be gathering in Chicago, at the Catalyst Ranch for 1 1/2 days of networking, collaboration, education and good times.  If you have an interest in technology, social media and innovative thinking, applied to the events business, then we hope you will be there with us. ECNC Registration is Officially Open This afternoon registration for the conference opened.  For those of you not familiar EventCamp … [Read more...]

2011 EventCamp Chicago National Conference Announcements

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Update: Registration is now open for 2011 ECNC. Please spread the word and get registered. There are a limited number of spaces available, due to the size of the facility. Look forward to seeing you there! Can you believe December is here?  Where did the time go?  Before you know it we will be gathering in Chicago for the February 2011 EventCamp 2nd National Conference. (ECNC) Many of you have been wondering when more detailed information will be released regarding this year’s event.  … [Read more...]

EventCamp Ruminations: A Historical Look Forward

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It's time to look forward to the future while embracing our past. EventCamp Birth Nearly one year ago, Christina Coster had an idea. While attending several New York City social media camps she thought about the Eventprofs Community. She wondered if people would attend a similar unconference-style bar camp for event professionals on integrating social media into their events. She pitched her idea during an Eventprofs Twitter chat and it stuck. Jessica Levin, Mike McAllen, Michael McCurry … [Read more...]

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