Tuesday, December 16, 2008
A Mashup of Conferences? June 24-27 at UMass Amherst
Campus pond by sonicscape2, on Flickr CC BY-NC-SA
Bill Densmore out at UMass has reserved the campus for June 24-27 for a conference.
'A Mashup of Conferences'
We were talking about calling it something like 'A Mashup of Conferences' and inviting lots of people to co-host their conferences there that weekend.
In 2006 he ran Media Giraffe conference on journalism, MGP2006.
TOPICS and GROUPS
I'd already thought of the possibility of having a Podcamp Amherst out there.
He's going to corral the media and education people.
What do you think about getting a bunch of Social Media people to join in?
I'd help in getting multi media/video production people...
Kind of like a pirate ship conference.
In addition to social media, video, podcasting I was also thinking about Etsy crafts people, moped riders, and photographers, like that... a wide range...
Also, it'd be fun to schedule hikes and social events around it too.
Ballpark cost estimates are:
Meeting rooms: $6K
UMASS has tons of free WiFi
Dorms would be available too for a very reasonable rate as well as hte Campus Center Hotel.
Campus Center Hotel
Food would be available at campus center for people to buy.
Traveling to UMass
BTW, AMTRAK runs to Amherst
DC - NY - HARTFORD - AMHERST - MONTREAL
LOOKING FOR IDEAS
I'm looking for what your ideas on this might be...
Interested in organizing, sponsoring, streaming?
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