PCB5 Schedule

Apologies to attendees but after some delay with sorting out the spaces available at the venue, the schedule is now finished!  If you’d like to download a copy now, minus the guide, you can find it here.

The guide will be released with full descriptions of sessions as soon as we get some final details in.

Speakers, please review your sessions, if you have any questions about your scheduled sessions, please let me know ASAP.


Podcamp Boston 5 after party featuring Paul Durham from Black Lab

After months of holding the news back, it’s my pleasure to announce that the Podcamp Boston 5 afterparty will feature Paul Durham from Black Lab for a live acoustic set.  In 2005, Black Lab was the band featured in Bum Rush the Charts, an effort made to make an independent artist #1 on iTunes.  The party will take place Saturday night from 6-9 pm at the Revolution Rock Bar.

If you are registered to attend PCB5, your ticket is included in the cost of attending the conference.  At a later date, we will be releasing some tickets for those who cannot attend the conference but would like to drop by for the afterparty and networking.  Look for an update here or on Twitter @podcampboston!

Questions?  Hit us up at podcampboston [at] gmail [dot] com

Directions/map to Revolution Rock Bar

Podcamp Boston 5 Hotel Details

The official hotel for Podcamp Boston 5 is the Royal Sonesta which is a short walk away from the Mircosoft N.E.R.D. Center.

We have a group rate of $189 per night.  To reserve your room with the group rate, go to the official hotel/PCB5 event page.  We only have a block of 10 rooms for each night so make your reservations early.

If you have questions, please let us know ASAP.

Here’s a map with walking directions to help you find your way.

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What happens at Podcamp? Well….

Singing… (video by Joyce Bettencourt)

Some goofing off…

…oh, no wait, Justin was just being awkward for the very first Podcamp Boston, don’t mind him.

Really what happens is a lot of sharing knowledge and learning.  The majority of people who attend are new to the world of podcasting, social media and digital media creation.  Last year 75% of the people who attended Podcamp Boston 4 were new to the event.  They had questions ranging from the beginner level to the advanced.  The more advanced usually teach and share what they know and what can make it easier for others to refine their knowledge and move forward and it’s like that all weekend long.

There *are* parties but we keep them pretty low key.  Though this year’s is getting me pretty excited.  Yeah I’m still teasing, because we’re still hammering out the details.

The hotel contract is almost settled so I should be posting the URL specific for Podcamp Boston 5 for bookings in the next couple of days when the hotel gets the page set up.  I’m waiting to post the details in a separate post.

Most of all people have been asking about what sessions are going on.  If you want to know the details of sessions registered so far, click this shiny link.  If you want to register to present, click this shiny link instead.

Oh and we’re looking for sponsors!  If you’re company would like to help us sponsor the after party, please get in touch!

Do you have questions about what happens at Podcamp? Email us! Get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!  I very much hope to see you at Podcamp Boston 5 on September 25-26th, 2010 at the Microsoft N.E.R.D Center.  Year 5 is going to be a great celebration of how far things have come and we’d love to have you join us for the fun.

-Chel, Lead Organizer of PCBoston (#pcb5)

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.

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!