PodCamps. In the past, these were the most common form of podcasting-centric meet up. I’m not entirely sure why PodCamps have faded in popularity over the years. But they are still out there.
This weekend (February 21-22, 2015), PodCamp Toronto will be held at the Rogers Communication Centre on the campus of Ryerson University. From the PodCamp Toronto website:
Unlike a conventional conference, at PodCamp you don’t have to be an expert to give a talk, you just have to be passionate. All you need to do is apply with your idea!
Don’t think you have something to share? Some of the best presentations are nothing more than a circle of chairs and some great discussions!
Here’s a partial list of sessions currently scheduled for PodCamp Toronto:
- Live Recording of the Open Government Podcast
- Preparing to Launch: Effective launching strategies for Podcasts, Books, and Kickstarters
- Filling the MSM Void: The Golden Age of Podcasting and New Media
- Advanced Audio Editing and Mixing
- Why Serial Worked: What Audiences Want from New Media
Keeping with the idea of the “un-conference,” there are definitely some things on the schedule that don’t exactly shout “podcasting” (Affordable Housing – The Policy and The Data?). Although I suspect many podcasters might benefit from a session called Managing Emotions — As easy as operating a Microwave!
Tickets are free and it would be a good idea to register in advance if you’d like to be there (look for the “Registration” link on the PodCamp Toronto website). So, if you’re in the area or can travel to Toronto this weekend, why not head out to PodCamp? It looks like it could be a fun and informative event.