We will kick off Social Media Week in San Francisco with a full day conference called Social Media Camp on Monday February 1, 2010 from 9am-530pm. This will be the marquee event of the week locally, providing a great opportunity for leading Social Media professionals to come together as a community. With all the great ‘influencers’ and professionals living here in San Francisco, it’s also a great opportunity to showcase our region as a global leader in this space.
Social Media Camp is perfect for communications professionals, marketing executives, technology startups, social media consultants, journalists, bloggers and anyone else interested in learning how to apply Social Media to your organization.
Social Media Camp was originally envisioned as a Job Skills Retraining event for the underemployed and unemployed. While we will still serve this purpose by offering a great day of Social Media education at a great price, our vision for taking Social Media Camp around the country in 2010 is much bigger and we will be discussing this further at Social Media Camp on Monday February 1st.
What we are doing is a hybrid conference - one part traditional conference and one part barcamp. We are co-producing a series of panels, talks and keynotes with our sponsors, bringing in some of the smartest people we know on the most important topics such as Social Media and Metrics, Local Search, Community Management and more. In fact, we will start announcing the speakers and sessions on Monday. In the meantime, if you have been to a BarCamp, you know that you have an opportunity to offer up a session on the morning of the event, during the Social Media Camp kickoff, which will then be given a room and a time slot during the conference during which you can host a conversation about what matters most to you.
While we are offsetting some of the costs with the sponsorship dollars, we aren’t able to offer this event for free at this time. We can however offer it at the very reasonable price of $100, with pre-registration offered at a discount levels starting at $5. Yes, that's right...$5!!! Get your ticket quick!
There is a lot more going on throughout the week, and we have more information to distribute, including formal thanks to Social Media Week San Francisco local sponsors GoGrid and LinkedIn for being an early sponsor in this process with us. We will be announcing other sponsors over the weekend and into early next week.
Added by jfouts on January 23, 2010