Canada’s Largest digital media unconference draws passionate amateurs and professionals together to share and learn
February 25, 2011 @ 01:00PM
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 and bloggers.
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.