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WHAT IS CONTENT CAMP?

Content Camp is an unconference that brings together the artistic, strategic, entrepreneurial, and tech communities to exchange ideas and collaborate on the future of content creation, consumption, and compensation.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY “UNCONFERENCE”?

Usually when you go to a conference you know the schedule in advance. At an unconference, when you show up, all you see is a big board with an empty grid on it with times along one side and rooms along another, like so…

Room A

Room B

Room C

10 am

11am

12pm

There’ll be a stack of index cards and sharpies and people will start writing down topics and sticking the cards to the board. Eventually (surprisingly fast, actually) the whole grid will be full and voila! you’ve got yourself a conference. For example if you were to hold an unconference called “Sock Camp”, the board might end up looking like this…

Room A

Room B

Room C

10 am

Future of Socks

Crowdfunding and Socks

Where are my socks?

11am

What is a sock, really?

Sock Puppets, Yay or Nay?

Agile for Socks

12pm

Why aren’t we talking about shoes?

How to 3D Print Your Own Socks

Are your socks XHTML compliant?

This is a surprisingly effective (and empowering) style of conference that spurs great talks and discussion, as well as collaboration and innovation (just ask Barcamp Philly).

You are, of course, free to post a topic and give a talk/start a discussion or not, just as you are free, if you don’t like the talk you’re in, to use the “rule of two feet” to get up and go to a different talk.

NO, REALLY, YOUR’E NOT GOING TO SCHEDULE ANY SPEAKERS?

Well, actually, we’re going for more of a hybrid model here and, yes, we’re going to have a few scheduled speakers, including ProPublica Engagement Editor Amanda Zamora as well as some folks from Google.

HMM, I’M STILL ON THE FENCE. ARE THERE ANY OTHER UNCONFERENCES GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME THAT I CAN GET INTO IF I REGISTER FOR CONTENT CAMP?

Funny you should ask such a specific and unlikely question! There is, in fact, another fantastic unconference going on at the same time in the same place. Buying a ticket for Content Camp gets you admission to BarCamp NewsInnovation as well. You can learn more about that unconference about the future of journalism here.

WAIT, DID YOU SAY BUY A TICKET?

Yes, Content Camp costs ten dollars (unless you’re a student with a valid ID in which case it’s free). This fee is here for two reasons. One, most unconference organizers will tell you that if you don’t at least ask for a small fee, you can get a very false sense as to who really intends to show up. So think of the nominal fee as your way of saying, “No, really, I mean it!” Also, as Barcamp NewsInnovation has graciously offered to help us host Content Camp, we’d like to be able to give something back.

OH, ALL RIGHT. WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

Thanks! You’re nice! You can register to attend here.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

Nope. If you need logistical details they’re on the registration page or go to the BCNI details page for tips on where to stay, etc..

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