Event Pros Launch First Ever Conference for Events and Social Media
Event Planners Collaborate to Initiate EventCamp2010, First Conference Solely
Dedicated to the Emerging Competency of Social Media for Events
EventCamp 2010, a BarCamp-style gathering for
event professionals to share best practices and learn new strategies to create a
successful event, will be held on February 6, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City. The “unconference” is being hosted as part of Social Media Week, five days of events involving the best and brightest in the New York tech community with the goal of educating and encouraging social media practices across all sectors.
EventCamp is the first industry gathering of its kind, offering a low-cost alternative to the pricey annual conference and allowing attendees the option to generate their own content, encouraging participation and allowing for a more interactive environment.Approximately half the session topics will be pre-determined, and aim to assist planners in utilizing social media and technology in event planning, execution, business development and networking.
Panel discussions from the industry’s most forward thinking planners and suppliers,
along with presentations by leaders in the social media world will include:
· Creating Hybrid Events
· Using Social Media On-site
· ROI on Social Media
· Social Hospitality
· Online Event Communities
A grassroots initiative, EventCamp is being organized by a diverse group of volunteers, all of whom are experienced event and social media professionals, and advocates of the power of technology to take events to the next level. In addition, the unconference is being completely funded by sponsors, including: Core Staging, Roger Smith Hotel, EventBrite, Live Tweets, Special Event Bootcamp, and Blue Sky Factory.