May 25, 2009

Podcamp + Wordcamp Hawaii 2008 Wrap up

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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 […]

May 25, 2009

What did the sponsors think of Podcamp?

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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 […]

Oct 29, 2008

Message #3 to Addendees (Oct 22, 2008)

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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 […]

Oct 25, 2008

The opening ceremonies at Podcamp and Wordcamp Hawaii

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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 […]

Oct 24, 2008

Session: Using Video to Build Community

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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 […]

Oct 20, 2008

In the Lounge: Beth Kanter

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Social Media Game Play the social media game–a cool card game that will help you think through some strategy and tactical ideas. Here's her page (link updated!) that describes more about it. About Beth Kanter Beth Kanter is a trainer, blogger, and consultant to nonprofits and individuals in effective use of social media. Her expertise […]

Oct 20, 2008

ʻOhana Sponsor: N-D Mixx Productions

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I love when the angels show up at the last minute, and D-J Mixx is one of them! Short story: wife of owner, @FranMagbual heard my pleas on Twitter and volunteered her husband's services. They are bringing a sound system, so we can have music aka "mele" and make it super easy for local musicians […]

Oct 18, 2008

Press, Social Media, and other tales

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Much mahalo to the press and to our friends for sharing the story of this event! Erika Engle, of the Star-Bulletin understands the challenge: PodCamp and WordCamp will pull eyeballs to Hawaii Oct. 3, 2008 So how do you join in and market your business and engage your customers, promote your canoe club's fundraiser, or […]

Oct 17, 2008

The Event Schedule!

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Thank you to everyone for all of your patience. I know this has been a long time coming. Normal conferences do the schedule and book the speakers very early on; we do the infrastructure building and relationship-building first, and spread the word to anyone who wants to speak. You can view the spreadsheet online here. […]

Oct 16, 2008

Businesses: Prepare to Learn, Join your Conversations

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Many business managers may be wondering what the new social media and Web 2.0 technologies are all about, and how new social media might help the business' bottom line. Especially in these tough economic times, many managers realize that creativity and outreach may make the difference between a long and happy business life or the […]