Podcamp + Wordcamp Hawaii 2008 Wrap up

Well, it is almost too embarrassing to put up this report so many months after the event. Nonetheless, it is part of the plan and we want all of you out there to remember what an incredibly successful event this was! Plus, it's never too late to add thanks to all those who helped make [...]

What did the sponsors think of Podcamp?

Sure, most conferences focus on the attendees, the venue, the speakers. But we wanted to also focus on our sponsors. They each (large and small) have a custom landing page on our site, where they can speak directly to our audience and be part of the conversation that is the social web. They also experienced [...]

Message #3 to Addendees (Oct 22, 2008)

If you missed the first two messages, we recommend you read them on our web site: Message #1 Message #2 It's Almost Here! We've got a few more reminders for you and I am personally looking forward to seeing you in person. We have 500 people registered; if you need to cancel please reply to [...]

The opening ceremonies at Podcamp and Wordcamp Hawaii

Photos credit: Chris Heuer. The opening ceremonies to Podcamp and Workcamp Hawaii were, put simply, the very best opening to any *camp style unconference to date. The morning started out with two traditional Hawaiian chants (called ʻoli) done by two local sisters, Haunani and ʻIlima Kauka, of Aloha Blessings. The first chant was asking for [...]

Session: Using Video to Build Community

Flying all the way from Pennsylvania for the Social Media Club Workshop, Podcamp and Wordcamp Hawaii, I had no way to know whether or not my session would resonate with the attendees. I was incredibly happy when room 304B was standing room only, and didn't empty once I began my session. I thought, beyond just [...]

Title Sponsor: Road Runner High Speed Internet

Road Runner really hit a home run with us! This is the local Time Warner Cable internet service, and they are providing us gigantic benefits: 300 30-second TV spots to be run across their many channels, plus an email to their 200,000 plus residential and business subscribers, plus a $500 cash contribution. We are the [...]

Aliʻi Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson

In one of my previous careers, I was a health coach working for JNJ and providing services to their clients, who were employees of companies like Motorola and Seagate. Many hops later and I was presenting a talk a few weeks ago at BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas, where I met Rob Halper, Director of [...]

AV Sponsor: Projection Presentation Technology

We have an incredible opportunity here with Projection Presentation Technology. They have offered to handle all of our audio-visual services in exchange for a sponsorship. The entire package, of screens, projectors, microphones, and audio recording. For us - the team of all volunteers who are creating this conference in our extra time after day job [...]

Premium Sponsor: Pacific DirectConnect

We can't have a Podcamp/Wordcamp without a lot of wifi internet! Pacific DirectConnect, the official internet provider for the Hawaii Convention Center, and the HCC itself have really worked with us in the Aloha way to provide ample and affordable internet connection. It is one very profound way that this event is not your average [...]

Hotel Sponsor: Hawaii Prince Hotel

We would like to welcome the Hawaii Prince Hotel as a Kamaʻaina Sponsor. They are offering special rates of $149 per night. Please call the hotel directly and mention "podcamp hawaii" to get your low rate! (808) 956-1111 The Hawaii Prince Hotel is just a few blocks from the Hawaii Convention Center and has full [...]