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MediaCamp Edmonton – A Great Story!

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

346 words = <2 min. reading time
Reason for reading: to learn more about events we’re involved in
and to learn more about an event you may want to attend or sponsor!

So, how does someone who once hated computers and ‘didn’t even know how to turn a computer on’ start a business like Pondside Digital Media? I would love to tell that story but there’s a more important story to tell in this post :) …and by the way, when you hear the answer to the question above, you’ll see how it ties in to my involvement with MediaCamp.

MediaCamp is happening in Edmonton, Alberta on May 8, 2010.  What is MediaCamp? So glad you asked! :)

MediaCamp is a unique event, a ‘meeting of the minds’ opportunity for traditional (mainstream) media and new media to get together, along with ‘coders’ who know how technology works.  It’s an opportunity for education and, potentially, for collaboration to arise during the one-day event which could well mature into new possibilities and new relationships between the parties involved. I’m very excited about it!

Everything Pondside has ever done has been through the use of new media. Their flagship offering in 1995, the on-line magazine known as Alberta Equine …On-Line, had no print ties and never has.

This amazing event will take place as an ‘unconference’ which means other than the opening panel of four or five speakers, there are no scheduled presentations! Anyone attending is given the chance to come up with a ‘talk’, have it placed on the grid by the gridmaster, resulting in the opportunity to speak their piece.  In addition to this, there will be ‘Lightning Talks’ which are opportunities for speakers with an innovative idea to pitch it to anyone present in a very short time (3-5 min. or so).

If you want to see more about this event and who is registered, go here: http://mediacampedmonton.eventbrite.com/

This is an interesting opportunity to meet and hear from innovative thinkers in the media sphere, gathered in one spot for this event.

If you can’t attend but would like to be involved in some way, your sponsorship of the event would be appreciated and your logo would be viewed by many.

I hope you consider attending and, if so, come seek me out. I’ll be the one looking excited but a little unsure of what I should be doing; after all, an unconference is another new experience for me!

Sylvia Schneider
President, Pondside Digital Media