From PCN11 Speaker Butler Lucas Hendrickson:
It started with a simple question: “How do we get the best out of those who speak at the Camps?”
That’s why, at the urging of the BarCamp Nashville 2010 Speaker Butler, the lovely and talented Kate O’Neill, we created SpeakerUp, a pre-BCN even designed to help spur thought and creativity about people’s BarCamp sessions.
Now it’s time for round two: the PodCamp Nashville version of SpeakerUp.
The PCN11 Crew has chosen “Express Yourself” as a theme for this year’s event, and we want SpeakerUp to be the launchpad for that endeavor.
Wednesday night, Feb. 16, at Yazoo Taproom, at 6pm, we’ll talk about channeling your passion for digital culture — not only talking about the tools of the trade, but the reasons why we love the process and the practice of living the digital life — with a top-notch panel that includes:
• the aforementioned lovely and talented Ms. O’Neill, the driving force behind data-driven marketing juggernaut [meta]marketer.
• the equally lovely and talented Dani Heileman, past PodCamp/BarCamp marketing coordinator and principal behind the firm Red Canary Creative.
• the lovely and talented and Canadian Dave Delaney, the social media face of Griffin Technology (our favorite mobile device accessories company ever... can we have free stuff now?) and connector extraordinaire.
• the slightly less lovely but equally talented Travis Robertson, business consultant and strategist and man on a mission to “Don’t Settle”.
• the gruffly lovely and fabulously talented Joey Strawn, empty jar samurai, blogger, deep thinker and ranker of superheroes.
• and, well, me.
We’ll also announce the opening of Session Creation for PCN11, and if you remember the overwhelming response we had for session slots at BarCamp Nashville last October, you’ll be interested in some of the changes we’re instituting for this year’s PodCamp. More on that the night of SpeakerUp.
So, join us, won’t you? At the very least, it’ll be an interesting discussion on harnessing the power of digital inspiration, and hopefully it’ll activate your own thinking on what you’d like to see from this year’s PodCamp Nashville.
Plus? There’ll be beer.
Event details are available here on Facebook.
(Special thanks, once again, to Georgia Cross and our friends at Social Media Club Nashville for allowing us to crash their February event and turn it on its ear for PodCamp purposes. <gratuitousplug>@smcnash rules!</gratuitousplug>)
-- Lucas Hendrickson is a large land mammal, independent journalist and communications manager for Jumpstart Foundry. He can be found tweeting at @lucastypes and lightly blogging at largelandmammal.com