Speaker and Session Information

Posted by on Oct 3, 2008 in Speakers, WelcomeNo comments

At an UnConference, anyone can sign up to speak. We will be putting the agenda together over the next few weeks and will post it as soon as we have enough in place to show you.

If you want to speak, please add your name and info to the Speaker's Page on the wiki:
http://2008.podcamphawaii.com/wiki/doku.php/people-speaking

Though informal, there are a few requirements.

# First, your topic must be on-topic, meaning related to the point of the conference. In this case, anything on WordPress, on blogging, on audio and video podcasting, on live streaming, on social media, on how selected groups can use these tools, and so on. We don't want unrelated sessions, no matter how important you think they may be. If you have questions, leave a comment here or post your name and we will help you sort it out.
# Second, no selling is allowed. Sessions are to be informational and not commercial. You will be able to leave any flyers you may have on a community table. The sessions are to educate and answer questions. You can promote yourself best by being an engaging speaker and having some sort of takeaway for the attendees. There is no charge for this, so please don't do things like put stickers on things or leave things in the bathroom, etc. We're making it easy for you to be a professional.
# Single Speaker sessions and Panels are both welcome. If you have a short case study to present, we can help you connect with one or two others if you like to fill an hour time slot.

Presentation Tips
* Audiences at unconferences typically are much more interactive (dare I say hyperactive) than your usual attendee. If you plan to lecture for 50 minutes and save the last 10 fro Q&A, you may find people exercising the Law of 2 Feet - "If you're not getting what you want out of the session, you can and should walk out and do something else."
* Successful presentations will engage the audience; you are encouraged to do things other than powerpoint.
* The tone of this event is "peer to peer." We are all expert at something, so offer help and ask for help so we all have a great event.

Live Blogging, Live Streaming, Audio and Video Recording
* All media produced at the event is covered by Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/.
* People will be documenting and recording the sessions and whatever happens in the hallways. Use this time to get the word out about you and your products and services. Please provide credit and links to the people you cover as a courtesy.
* We are looking for people to help us live blog and live stream the sessions. Please leave a comment here if you are interested.

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