Being guided by the all important cliche that “you don’t get what you don’t ask for”, here are some notes on what would make a perfect venue for MediaCampLA. That fact is, no venue is perfect, but there are a few things that make organizing and running the unconference day easier.
The Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of Canyons, where I co-chair CareerCampSCV (happening July 16), meets most of these criteria and works very well for an unconference event. You could certainly use that space as a guideline of what works well.
- Open WiFi ccess
- 1 large Lobby/Hangout room for sign-ins, opening session, lunch, closing session and ad hoc breakout sessions
- 4-6 rooms with
- white boards/chalkboards
- All rooms best if they are on the same floor
- Nice blank wall or white board to host schedule board for the day
- Large and easily accessible bathrooms
- Parking (free, hopefully)
- Access to Mass Transit (i.e. subway, bus, rail)
Thanks in advance to anyone who has a venue to offer or a suggestion of someone we should contact!
Mad props to co-chair, Liam Johnson (@editorliam), for his quick creation of the MediaCampLA logo and avatar graphics. With much kibitzing from the other co-chairs he presented a great original idea and then tweaked it over and over. I think the result is quite nice and will serve us well as we move forward.
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We have several new co-chairs for MediaCampLA. Check out their links in the sidebar to the right.
Following our successful CareerCampLA and CareerCampSCV, I am moving forward with another unconference idea I have had for a while — MediaCampLA.
This unconference will focus on New Media of all sorts including online video sharing sites, podcasting and social media like Facebook, Twitter and more.
I have set up a mailing list for MediaCampLA at http://groups.google.com/group/mediacampla/ We have a very basic web page up at http://mediacampla.wordpress.com
There is also the beginnings of a planning document at: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1MRq7sq9iBuyIdEQPSBi878XhJr_hRUTKPfrBnr3A72E
If you are interested in helping organize MediaCampLA, please join the mailing list and share your ideas there and on the planning document.
MediaCampLA, an New Media unconference for LA is now in the planning stages. If you would like to be a member of the organizing committee, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.