This post may be a little OT, but I promise a twitter connection. On Saturday, June 21st, PodCamp Seattle 2008 will be held at the University of Washington Communications building.
PodCamp is a free, informal "unconference" event where people come together to connect, learn and share about online social tools, such as blogging, podcasting, videoblogging, Twitter, wikis, virtual worlds, etc. Our Seattle event is aimed at new media enthusiasts, marketers, PR and ad people, and technologists. PodCamp is a free, informal type of event where you get to meet a bunch of cool people and hopefully come home with a few new tricks. The planned presentations are split by topic: tech, marketing, social good, and intro/101.
I plan to speak on Twitter (see, there’s the connection). On the agenda, my topic is positioned as Twitter for beginners, but depending on the audience, I hope to expand the conversation to talk about some of the cool ways businesses have been using twitter as well as some great tools.
It runs from 9am to 3:30 in the afternoon, but you won’t have to listen to me for six hours! There are 18 great sessions. You’ll also get to hear from Eric Weaver, from Edelman (who is organizing the event) has the provocative topic, Your Customers Have Left the Station, Kathy Gill, a super energetic communications professor at the University of Washington will discuss Beginning Podcasting, Jason Preston of Parnassus Group will be presenting some basics of video editing and distribution, Patrick Byers of Outsource Marketing, will talk about Using Social Media to Create Social Good, and Leigh Fatzinger of On Message Ventures will talk about Social Media and PR.