5…4…3… Days To PodCamp Toronto

The wait is almost over! Just three days to go until PodCamp Toronto 2008 hits Toronto.

PodCamp Toronto badgeAlmost 400 people are now registered for the event, which is shaping up to be an awesome weekend.

I’m presenting in two sessions, one on each day:

  • On Saturday morning I’ll lead a session on Social Media in a Disaster. I’ll take participants on a whistle-stop tour of how the California government used online communications tools during the wildfires in late 2007. What did they do? What didn’t they do? How could they have communicated better? We’ll compare and contrast that with traditional media outlets and how they approached the disaster, and see what lessons we can learn.
  • On Sunday morning I’ll participate in a panel discussion entitled Twitter 101 with Connie Crosby, Eden Spodek and Tommy Vallier. We’ll take a look at some fundamental aspects of Twitter, including the different ways each of us uses it, the value it has for us and any other questions the audience has about this tool. Adele McAlear will chair the panel, which promises to be an awesome session.

I’ll also be out on Friday and Saturday nights at informal PodCamp gatherings – check out the evening meetups page on the PodCamp Toronto wiki for details of what’s going on.

Personally I’m particularly looking forward to checking out a few sessions:

I’m looking forward to meeting as many new and interesting people as possible over the weekend.

If you’re coming to PodCamp and want to connect, let me know in the comments or email me (davef [at] davefleet [dot] com)!

  • Hi Dave,
    I’m looking forward to your session on Saturday, and meeting you. I first heard about you in class, and started following you on twitter after Rayanne did.

    Crisis and Disaster communications strikes me having greatest opportunity and risk, based on whether we’re successful or not. Like in cases like the CA wildfires where good communication saves lives, and poor risks them.

  • Hey Dave! looking forward to meeting up with you in Toronto!