Canada's Largest digital media unconference draws passionate amateurs
and professionals together to share and learn
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TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Digital media enthusiasts of all stripes are
converging on the Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson University on
Saturday Feb. 26 and Sunday Feb. 27 for the fifth annual PodCamp
Toronto. Last year 900 people from Toronto's new media community
attended during our two-day unconference. Organizers are confident of a
good turnout with (at the time of this writing) over 1,300 people
signed up to attend this year's event.
PodCamp Toronto is a facilitated, participant-driven event centred on
digital and social media. The firstPodCamp was held in Boston in 2006.
Since then new media communities in numerous cities have held PodCamps.
The PodCamp Toronto community is a diverse group of participants who are
amateur and professional content creators and communicators. This
includes folks from all kinds of different areas of new media -
writers, producers, photographers, designers, podcasters, developers
When someone signs up to attend PodCamp they become a participant.
Because we're an unconference, we ask our participants to provide the
programming and sessions. To speak at PodCamp is to share knowledge,
expertise and perspective while facilitating a discussion. Participants
at PodCamp bring their curiosity and passion for digital media.
Participants at PodCamp exercise the "Law of Two Feet". When a
participant finds they are not learning or contributing to discussion,
they must find a discussion where they can learn something by taking
their "two feet" elsewhere. Participants also cross-pollinate ideas by
spreading discussion ideas as they go. In addition to lots of
conversation in the halls, last year, we had a vibrant Twitter stream
of ideas emerging from sessions.
PodCamp Toronto is a not-for-profit event organized by volunteers and
operated under a licensing agreement with The PodCamp Foundation.
PodCamp Toronto 2011 is a free event-thanks to the generous support of
our tremendous sponsors.
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