Get Connected at PodCamp Nashville
Following on the success of last summer’s BarCamp new media “unconference,” tech-savvy musicians, marketers, bloggers and developers will gather next month in Nashville to discuss new media and podcasting. PodCamp Nashville, which is free to the public, will be held at the historic Cannery Ballroom on Saturday, February 9, and is designed for anyone interested in online media to share ideas, hear from industry experts, and participate in discussions and demos.
“This is all about building community,” said Dave Delaney, one of the local PodCamp organizers. “That’s what we’re trying to do here. By attending PodCamp Nashville, members of the blogging, podcasting, marketing, development and business communities will be able to join forces to put Nashville on the digital world map. After the huge success of BarCamp Nashville, it’s clear that Nashville’s tech community is alive and kicking.”
The PodCamp organizers have lined up two top-notch speakers to deliver the keynote presentations, Joseph Jaffe and C.C. Chapman. Jaffe is one of the most sought-after consultants, authors, speakers and thought leaders on new marketing. He is the president and chief interruptor of crayon, a conversational marketing company specializing in community, dialogue and partnership. C.C. Chapman has been described as a new media maven, a podcasting pioneer and a grounded futurist. Chapman is a partner of The Advance Guard, a new company focusing on using social media and emerging technology to create radical marketing programs.
Other presentations will cover topics such as podcasting, blogging, social networking, marketing/promotions, and legal issues. Organizers are still accepting applications for a few remaining speaking slots. If you don’t have enough to say to be on the big stage, but still have something to say, organizers are also considering scheduling five-minute lightening sessions during lunch.
Just like BarCamp Nashville, PodCamp promises to bring together creative, tech and business types from across Nashville to exchange expertise and collaborate on developing new ideas and projects. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet people and get involved in local new media development. Organizer Delaney recommends that interested participants register in advance to be assured admission.