Freelance Camp Vancouver 2010

I attended Freelance Camp today in Vancouver. It’s the first unconference I’ve ever attended and I have to admit I was intrigued. The format seems chaotic but it worked out incredibly well.

What’s an unconference you ask?

It’s a series of seminars around a topic without a list of speakers. We arrived this morning at 9am with the instruction that if you had a subject you wanted to present, tell the organizer when you arrived.

At 9:10 people started pitching their topics to the audience, if there was interest in the topic offered, the seminar was added to the board in a timeslot that was jointly decided on by the speaker and the audience (and what timeslots were left).

By 9:30am we had a full day scheduled and had already started the first sessions. There were easily 80 people in attendance. I couldn’t believe how easily and smoothly the process went. A huge shout out to @hummingbird604, his band of volunteers and @thenetworkhub for providing the space.

I went old school with pen and paper. Half way through the day, I was worried I’d run out of ink. My pen flew across the page. Not only from the information given by the speakers, but also from the crowd. The sessions were very interactive and the different perspectives really enabled us to see we’re not alone.

I’ve added so many people to my Twitter tonight. Folks I heard speak, folks who spoke up from the audience and even folks I heard talking in the halls. They all had interesting stuff to say and I want to keep listening.

It was a long day and my head is close to exploding, but it was well worth every moment… even the getting up early on a Saturday morning to head downtown.

Added Bonus: I have a lot more tidbits of information to pass on to you… stay tuned

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One Response to Freelance Camp Vancouver 2010

  1. Loen says:

    Pls let me share ka )I Believe in You (Je crois en Toi) .LonelyThe path you have chosenA retlsess roadNo turning backOne day youWill find you light againDon’t you knowDon’t let goBe strongFollow you heartLet you love lead through the darknessBack to a place you once knewI believe, I believe, I believeIn youFollow your dreamsBe yourself, an angel of kindnessThere’s nothing that you can not doI believe, I believe, I believeIn you.Tout seulTu t’en iras tout seulCoeur ouvertA L’universPoursuis ta queteSans regarder derriereN’attends pasQue le jourSe leveSuis ton etoileVa jusqu’ou ton reve t’emporteUn jour tu le toucherasSi tu croix si tu croix si tu croixEn toiSuis la lumiereN’eneins pas la flamme que tu portesAu fonds de toi souviens-toiQue je croix que je croix que je croixQue je croixEn toiSomeday I’ll find youSomeday you’ll find me toAnd when I hold you closeI’ll know that is trueFollow your heartLet you love lead through the darknessBack to a place you once knewI believe, I believe, I believe in youFollow your dreamsBe yourself, an angel of kindnessThere’s nothing that you can not doI believe, I believe, I believeIn you. . I Believe in You (Je crois en toi) is a duet between Ce9line Dion and Il Divo, released as the third and last single from Dion’s On ne change pas album, and first and only from Il Divo’s Ancora. At first, on January 23, 2006 I Believe in You was released as a radio single in the United States. The commercial single was issued May 1, 2006 in France and Switzerland.[1] It was also released as a radio single in Canada, in May 2006

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