Session Registration

The session registration page is live!  Remember this year’s theme is Preparing for the Future.

If you’d like present or lead a discussion this year just sign up for PCB5 over on our Eventbrite page and then fill out the form.

If you have a suggestion for a topic you’d like to learn about this year, please let us know via this page or by the contact page as well!  We want to make sure we put on stuff that shares knowledge people are looking for.

We’d like to have a podcasting specific track this year so anyone that can talk about that subject on different levels please submit and share your knowledge, as usual you can submit any topic that’s related to social media and podcasting.  If you have a question, send it over via the contact form.

Once we start getting sessions listed, the spreadsheet will be published on the schedule page.  We will not have days and times for sessions for a while but as soon as we start laying it out I’ll post a heads up here.

Organization – The Team for PCB5

I just want to introduce to everyone the excellent human beings of the Podcamp Boston 5 organizing team.  Each organizer puts forth a great effort in order to make the event a success.  They donate their time and sanity to making the weekend one you can enjoy.

So without further ado, please meet this year’s organizing team:

Michelle Wolverton (Chel)

Christopher S Penn

Chris Brogan

Steve Sherlock

Doug Haslam

Ellen Rossaro

Carissa O’Brien

Whitney Hoffman

If you see these wonderful people upon your arrival this year at PCB5, please say hello and thank you to them for their effort.

We thank you in advance as the attendees, sponsors, and speakers for putting your time forth to make this year’s event informative and fun!

Edited to add: This post was written by Chel and she was humble and didn’t want to include herself but did after a friendly note. ;)

Tickets! Get your Podcamp Boston 5 tickets here!

And fast before they run out!

This year’s venue was donated on behalf of our friends at Microsoft N.E.R.D. and as a result there’s a wee bit limited seating this year for PCB5 with only 200 tickets available.  We’re releasing the first batch of 100 tickets today.

Just go over to our Eventbrite page and get crackin’.

If you miss out today, we’ll be announcing the next batch at a later date.  Just subscribe to our feed for updates!

Podcamp Boston 5 – September 25 & 26, 2010

So many details to share and so many more to come.

We’re happy to announce that Podcamp Boston will celebrate it’s 5th year of unconferencing on September 25-26, 2010 at the Microsoft New England Research and Development (N.E.R.D.) Center in Cambridge, MA.  Not only that but they have donated the space for us!  So please take a moment to say hi to the folks over there and thank them for hosting us this year.

As we enter a new chapter of PodCamp, we’d like to look to the future and help you to do the same, so this year our theme is Preparing for the Future.

What you need to know:

  • Seating is limited to 200 tickets, therefore to give everyone some notice prior to purchase, we’re holding off opening tickets sales right away.
  • Tickets will go on sale on June 25, 2010.
  • The cost of tickets are $50 and this year’s ledger will be updated as we go.
  • Net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank.
  • The hashtag this year is #PCB5.

We should have more details on the conference, scheduling, session registration, etc in the coming days/weeks as we know it.

If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring the event, please contact us via the contact form or email at podcampboston at gmail dot com.  (The Enrichment Center wishes to remind you that volunteers are not compensated for being a part of the organizing team.)

We look forward to seeing you in September!

PodCamp Boston 4 Schedule Posted!

The formal discussion schedule for PodCamp Boston 4 has been posted and can be viewed on our Schedule page. A few notes:

1. Don’t print it out just yet. It’s subject to change.

2. You’ll note there are 3 rooms and 1 space (possibly more) that are designated as open/unplanned. These are spaces that are lounges with comfortable seating designed for all the impromptu conversations, discussions, guitar performances, etc. that happen at PodCamps. We’ll have a wiki page up on the day of the event that will let you schedule these spaces freely, and they’re being left up to you entirely.

3. Did we mention it’s subject to change?

4. The most important part of PodCamp isn’t the schedule or planned discussions. These are at most a third of your PodCamp experience, if that. The real juice is in all the hallway conversations, all the side chats, impromptu activities, etc. that happen spontaneously. The planned discussions are there just to give you some starting points for discussions.

5. PodCamp obeys the Law of Two Feet: just because you sat down in a scheduled discussion doesn’t mean you have to stay there. You are expected- obligated, really, to get up and walk out if you’re not getting what you want out of the discussion. Go to another one. Go to an unplanned space. Get the most out of PodCamp by doing what you want to do, listening to the conversations you want to listen to.

Session registration is now closed!

Thanks to everyone who has submitted a session, the schedule is now full up and we’re working on getting it up for you to print/view/make your own list.  Those who have registered sessions but not yet registered at Eventbrite to attend the event have their sessions on hold and will be receiving notice of that via email.

We should have the final version posted this weekend.  Stay tuned.

Reminders! Hotel, registration and parking.

Here’s a few reminders and updates.

  • Hotel group rate closes on July 28th! The group rate is $119 a night at the Doubletree Bayside, only a 5 minute walk from the venue.  You can get the rate by visiting the hotel page for Podcamp Boston.
  • Registration with lunch included will close on Tuesday, July 28th in order for us to get accurate numbers to the catering department.  If you want lunch with your ticket, you must register before July 28th.
  • Registration to lead a discussion (not presenting but a conversation) is still open, if you’re interested helping to answer questions or have a question that’s burning to be answered, sign up to lead the discussion and get the answers.
  • Parking is available at the venue, the cost is $6 a day.  Not so bad and right next door to the building.  However, the red line stop at JFK/UMass has a shuttle bus that drives to the front door of the venue as well.  It’s the first stop.  (Don’t worry, we’ll mention this in the guide.)

We’re still looking for lunch sponsors. Even smaller sponsorships will help cover the costs, since the venue is isolated a bit it’s important that we manage to make this happen.  If you or your company is interested in sponsoring please check out the sponsors page let us know.

Podcamp Boston 4 Hotel Info

(Edited to add:  The deadline for booking rooms at this price is July 28th, 2009 and a limited number are available.)

The long awaited hotel details are ready for sharing.

Doubletree Bayside has offered us a group rate of $119 a night.  For it’s location is astounding.

This rate is only available if you book through our hotel page.

Questions?  Send us an email at events [at] podcampboston [dot] org.