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MediaCampNottingham 2, a community-led media event, March 27

Saturday March 27th 2010
Lace Market House
54 – 56 High Pavement
Nottingham, NG1 1HW
9.30am – 6pm

I’m thrilled to announce the welcome return of MediaCampNottingham 2 – the participant let conference to share, discuss and debate the latest issues in digital media.  Veterans and newcomers alike can learn about audio and video podcasting, blogging, web marketing, graphics, email campaigns, Second Life, Twitter and other social media tools.

MediaCamp uses the barcamp format (for the first time in Nottingham, as far as I know), which means this isn’t an expensive, stuffy conference where you nod politely, get talked at all day, and get woken by the post-lunch snoring.  At MediaCampNottingham the schedule is written by you.  Sign up, suggest a discussion session or deliver a presentation. Come and share your ideas and passion on anything to do with creative media.

This year, CreativeNottingham are proud to be the media partners for the event.   We’ll be live blogging, capturing video and photo for the day and sharing the best bits with you here on our website.  We’re also hosting a presentation and open discussion from 11am – 12pm on our future plans for this website and we’d like to invite you to attend to join the discussion and help us to grow this website as a resource for the creative business community.

MediaCamp is founded by Notts social media heroine Caron Jane Lyon from PCM Creative who has put together an event that arguably rivals similar events in London, Birmingham and Manchester.   The conference is your opportunity to promote your ideas and work and learn from peers in an informal setting.  Last year’s event was attended by 40 people from the arts, politics, media and technology, experts and novice users alike. It’s a brilliant opportunity to present and develop your ideas and network with some of the greatest creative minds in media and technology.  Here’s what happened at the first MediaCampNottingham in May 2009.

If that wasn’t tempting enough, the event is totally FREE – including hot drinks throughout the day and a post-event theatre performance with a technology theme.  Sign up now to attend or host a session.

There are some perfect synergies between CreativeNottingham and MediaCamp: we both share a passion for creating and sharing interesting stuff and getting people to work and do things differently using the latest online and social media tools.  MediaCamp was also where the idea for this website really came alive – from a strong concept to action, inspired by a talk by Chris Unitt from Created In Birmingham on how motivated groups of participants can take on big media and succeed in creating a connect, accessible website to promote Birmingham’s creative scene.  The conversations around Chris’s talk prompted myself and Camilla Zajac to find a way to do this in Nottingham.  After four months in gestation, was born.

I do hope other collaborations and great ideas will spring to life at this year’s MediaCampNottingham.