The greatest thing about Event Camp Twin Cities is the amount of passion and energy that the people of our community contribute to this event during the event. Our attendees don’t just come to the event – they contribute and add to the event.
More than 40 people contributed to the success of this event. Some were speakers. Some created badges and logos. Some created videos. Some donated goods & services. others provided financial support. Some taped down power strips on the floor, while others took photos. Some asked for permission. Some just did it (like the video above). And, some came as extra hands and said – I am here to help. Give me a job.
Here are some other video and photo contributions of attendees from this event:
Vote For Your Favorite Great Event Camp Challenge Video
The Great Event Camp Challenge teams battled to win badges, complete challenges and to produce a case study. Seven of the teams created videos as their video response to the challenge. Please watch those videos and vote for your favorite by “liking” the video on Youtube. There are some great ideas and insights in here that are worth checking out. The winners will be announced at Event Camp Europe on September 9, 2011.
Voice of the People
Event Camp Twin Cities ended last friday. The blogosphere is full of thoughts, ideas and opinions on the things that we did right, what we did wrong and how we could have improved. Some comments are positive and some are negative. Google #ectc11 and you will find a ton of articles. (or see several posts below)
You know what I think about those opinions? They are ALL correct.
Each of us comes to this event from a different place. Each of us is looking for something different from the event. And, each person will take something different away. Some will be happy and some will be upset. Both perspectives are right.
When you have people that are willing to share their ideas, opinions and points of view, it shows that they care. It shows that they care about this event and the Event Camp concept. Otherwise, why waste your time? We are reading and listening to these voices. You should too. It will make all of us stronger.
Cece Saloman-Lee and Cameron Toth aggregated several of the blog posts and online comments from this event. They make for interesting reading:
- Great Summary of Blogs and other content from ECTC 11
- Confessions of a First Time Event Camper
- ECTC11: Experiences of a Remote Attendee
- My First Time At Event Camp
- Virtually attending EventCamp Twin Cities (#ECTC11)
- Meetings in Mind: A Renaissance of Meetings
- Personal Lessons Learned From ECTC11
- ECTC11: If You’re Not Breaking Things, You’re Not Experimenting
- Continuing the Conversation: Keeping Conferences Alive
- Event Camp Twin Cities Decor
- More thoughts on Event Camp Twin Cities
- Response to Blog on On Sponsorship- Initial reflections from ECTC11 and the ensuing comments.
- On-site, Pod, Online: Blending Three Different Experiences into One
- Event Camp Twin Cities: Active Network Q&A
- Tips for Organizing Pecha Kucha Sessions
- Commentary: Curing the Hiccups at a Hybrid Meeting
- Dissecting Innovation at Event Camp
- Event Camp Twin Cities 2011: THREE Hybrid Event Innovations Coming to an Event Near You
- On What Went Wrong at the End – More Reflections from ECTC11
- Event Camp Silicon Valley Pod Discussion
- Hybrid event architecture ideas sparked by Event Camp Twin Cities 2011
- The Great Event Camp Challenge
- Event Camp Twin Cities
Watch the Replay Videos
We are going to be producing and distributing summaries of all sessions from the event. These will be coming out over the next few weeks. In the interim, most of the sessions were captured and posted online.
Our event is about inspiring you to try new things in your event. That’s our goal. We want to show you new ideas, formats and technology and let you decide if you like them. Then, ask yourself these questions: how would you implement this in your events? How would your team do it better? When should you get started?
Thank you for participating live in Minneapolis, Online, in a remote site or by watching the replay after the event. Hopefully, we inspired you to try something new at your next event.