WHILE MOST of Ireland decamps for summer holidays, a small team of social media advocates has started planning details for the fall's first social media event: Podcamp Ireland on Saturday 29 September 2007 in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. Details of the event have popped up in Google Alerts, on Technorati and among photostreams when searching for podcampireland07. If the initial search queries are any indication, more than 80 people will make the trek into Kilkenny for the day-long event. In fact, interest from Dublin PR firms in Neville Hobson's talk will probably mean people interested in PR 2.0 will come to watch early adopters demonstrate the tools they are using to connect to a vibrant stream of conversation concerning the best way to spread the word about company products and services.
To secure a seat in the break-out sessions, you should register you interest for this free event. The break-out rooms seat 20 people. A larger conference room will hold 80 seated, 110 standing.
One of the most remarkable facets of this unconference is the transparent planning channel used by organisers on Jaiku. You can subscribe to it and watch the event germinate from ideas to best practise demonstrated on screen.
As an organiser, I should probably talk about Podcamp Ireland in the first person but too much time spent on Twitter has refashioned my speaking voice and now I've become my very own third person.
Bryan Person -- "Podcamp fever is spreading"