Our diverse community includes amateur and professional content creators and communicators. This includes folks from all areas of new media — writers, producers, photographers, designers, podcasters, developers and bloggers.
Unconferences are facilitated, participant-driven events centred on a theme or purpose. The first PodCamp was held in Boston in 2006. Since then, new media and technology communities in numerous cities have held PodCamps.
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 new media and creativity.
Participants at PodCamp exercise the Law of Two Feet. That is, 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, we always have a vibrant Twitter stream of ideas emerging from sessions.
Follow the #PCTO15 hashtag to keep up and join in on those conversations!
What don’t you get?! You’ll be part of Toronto’s coolest digital media community, attend some great sessions and meet awesome people. We make sure volunteers have the opportunity to attend the event and get the most out of it for themselves too! Not to mention, there’s the opportunity to network with a marketers, community managers, podcasters and more. And of course, you’ll get a fine addition to your resume and we’re happy to give you a reference!