Welcome

Where & When:

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Holyoke Community College (HCC), Kittredge Center, Holyoke MA

Ticket sales are open on Eventbrite!

Partnership Opportunities:

Partnership opportunities at PodCamp Western Mass are a great way to show your support of a collaborative learning experience that celebrates technology and innovation in the Pioneer Valley. Participants from all around New England come together to discover and share a vast knowledge of resources applicable to a wide variety of professions. Detailed information on sponsorships and advertisements can be found in our PCWM Partnership Opportunities brochure. Please email Kelly Galanis or call 413.896.7352 for more information and to start your partnership today!

What is PodCamp?

PodCamp is an un-conference about social media and online networking. It is an open and collaborative event with discussions and interaction from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join. Some sessions will be planned ahead of the event, but plenty of spaces will be open for the topics YOU want to discuss and learn. Tickets are $30 ($15 for students), but all are expected to participate and/or present. You can participate by giving a presentation, demo, or joining into another cooperative event, being on a panel/roundtable, or in other ways helping out on event day.

PodCamp is NOT just about podcasting, but about all social media/networking, and its relevance and usefulness to community, business and otherwise. PodCamp is about blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, podcasting, videocasting/YouTube, Pinterest, mobile apps, and any other online community tools.

Western Mass entered the Social Media age with the inaugural PodCamp WesternMass, as well as WesternMass TweetUps, in early 2009. We have a thriving community here of some truly amazing people. This is a chance for Western Mass bloggers, business people, artists, and academics, to get together, make connections, and for everyone to learn how social media can enhance their business, cause or organization. This is also a chance to celebrate the cornucopia of Western Mass. culture, a joyous blend of urban and rural; business, artistic and academic; near enough to other large metro areas, but small enough to hear yourself think.

To get a better understanding of what a PodCamp is all about, and the benefits of learning and networking with your fellow Campers, check out some of the blogs, photos, and videos from previous PodCamps:

Media from past PodCamps:
PCWM 5PCWM 4PCWM 3PCWM 2PCWM 1

Schedule
PodCamp is divided into timeblocks with a various number of sessions. Each timeblock has anywhere from 5-7 sessions, depending on the room availability. This allows for a large number of sessions, workshops, and presentations throughout the day!

9:00 to 9:20 check in and coffee

9:30 to 9:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks: What is an Unconference?

10:00-10:45 Session 1

Break (1/2 hr.)

11:15- 12:00 Session 2

12-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:00 Session 3

Break (15 mins)

2:15- 3:00 Session 4

Break (15 mins)

3:15-4:00 Session 5

4:00-4:10 Closing Remarks (if any)

4:10 Afterparty!

Tagging
Please use the hashtag #pcwm or #pcwm6 for content related to this event.

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