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Alright gang, I know we’ve been waiting a while to secure sponsorship to move forward with Seattle Mind Camp 5.0. I am happy to announce that we have secured it! Now all we need is a venue. The last place we used, the Tukwila Community Center, doesn’t have a weekend open for us until sometime in November. Even if we went with that, there would be a few rooms that we wouldn’t have access to if we did a 24-hour event. So the question is, are you guys okay with an event that is less than 24 hours (say, around 14 hours instead?) if it means we get to hold the event in a fantastic venue? Or should we look elsewhere for a place that would allow us to return to the full 24-hour format?

If we should look at other venues, suggestions are always more than welcome. Hit us in the comments with your thoughts!


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I wanted to follow up from the email I sent out a couple of weeks ago to those of you who have purchased a ticket to Mind Camp 5.0 already. Since we weren’t able to raise enough sponsorship to cover the cost of the event, we will be delaying it. As it turns out, the usual companies who would sponsor have pretty much all spent their budget on , which takes place the week before Mind Camp would have.

I am in talks with the venue to see what date we can push back to - I am thinking it is going to be mid-March, so about an 8 week delay. This will (hopefully) give us a little more time to firm up sponsorship so we can get things paid for. As far as Mind Camp 5.0 goes, we have so far only signed one sponsor - TrenchMice at $500. A big thank you goes out to them.

If you’ve already paid for a ticket and want a refund, just drop me an email, and I will issue you one immediately. Otherwise, your ticket will simply be transferred and will be good for the newly chosen date. Once I found out when that will be, I will let you guys know.

In the meantime, if you have contacts at any local companies that you believe would benefit from supporting the event, please send them my way. Feel free to get back to me with any questions, and have a happy holiday!


If you are thinking about coming to the next Seattle Mind Camp event, scheduled to take place on January 19-20 at the Tukwila Community Center, we have Early Bird tickets available through November 30. You can head to the Mind Camp registration page to make your purchase, which hooks you up with a 25% discount off of the normal fee. This next Seattle Mind Camp goes back to its roots, returning to the normal 24-hour long format.


TrenchMiceA big thank you goes to TrenchMice for once again stepping up to the plate and sponsoring Mind Camp 5.0 - turns out, they are the first company to do so, and for that, we are grateful. TrenchMice is a community forum that gives you opinions, news, and rumors about companies, bosses, and employers.  It’s the place to safely speak your mind when a company does something brilliant, or brilliantly moronic.  And where you can find out the inside story about a company before you accept their job offer.

The site’s content comes from visitors, blogs, and other web sources. Members’ posts can be anonymous.

TrenchMice.com is proud to sponsor Mind Camp 5.0!  Visit TrenchMice for more info.

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Tukwila Community Center Directions

Seattle Mind Camp 4.0 starts in just 7 hours, so we wanted to make sure that anyone and everyone heading to the event had the pertinent information in order to make it there for a day full of awesome. The event takes place at the Tukwila Community Center, located at:

12424 42nd Ave S
Tukwila, WA 98168
(206) 768-2822

If you want to map some directions, use the link below.

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AMD

We are happy to announce that has stepped in as the Mind Camp 4.0 Platinum Sponsor.

AMD is the customer-centric innovation company, a processing powerhouse that offers smarter choices for its customers and makes technology more accessible to the world. AMD is focused on best meeting the needs of leading computing, wireless and consumer electronics companies to help them deliver high-performance, energy-efficient and visually realistic solutions.

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TrenchMiceWe want to throw out a few words of appreciation to TrenchMice, one of our Mind Camp 4.0 sponsors. TrenchMice is a community-moderated forum that gives you “Insight from the Trenches” - what’s really going on in the companies around you. It’s the place to speak your mind when your company did something brilliant, or brilliantly moronic. Warn someone off, or give your place credit for having good sense.

The content comes from the members, blogs, and other web sources. Members’ posts can be anonymous.

TrenchMice.com is proud to sponsor Mind Camp 4.0, and they’re giving free two-month Gold memberships to MindCampers!


Previous Seattle Mind Camp attendees have already started receiving emails about the next event, Seattle Mind Camp 4.0. We have just announced the date and venue of the event. The next Seattle Mind Camp even takes place on July 1, 2007 at the Tukwila Community Center. Tickets are already on sale, so be sure to grab one before they are gone. Discounted early bird tickets are available.

Mark your calendars and save the date. We will be opening up about half of our tickets for early purchase at a discount. Start spreading the word and letting people know about Mind Camp 4.0.

A couple of things to note when registering:

  • We need your FULL, REAL address. We will be mailing out tickets, and if we don’t have yoru address, we can’t mail yours.
  • Double-check the spelling of your name. If you make a typo in your name, that same typo will be on your badge.
  • List a corporate affiliation ONLY if you want it printed on your badge. Otherwise, put your website, blog, or whatever else you want to appear on your badge.

Sponsors? We are looking for you - contact us if you are interested in helping make Mind Camp 4.0 happen.


Get ‘em while they’re hot!  The Seattle Mind Camp 3.0 Session Candidate Organizer Forms are here!  If you’re planning on organizing a session this weekend, be sure to download the form, fill it out, and bring it with you to Mind Camp.  And, if you haven’t already, please read over the new session selection process.


Note: Some of you may have read this already when I posted it to the Seattle Mind Camp mailing list.  I wanted to repeat it here, in case there’s anyone who’s not on that list yet.

We’ve tried to address some of the challenges of the previous method of having everyone sign up on the Session Grid at once, while retaining the spontaneity and egalitarian nature of that process.  We hope this new process will have the benefit of, among other things, helping us to assign rooms of appropriate size to the more popular sessions, and to otherwise manage resources more efficiently.

For the impatient, here’s the quick bottom line:  keep an eye on your email for the release of the Session Organizer Candidate Form.  You’ll want to download that and bring it with you on the morning of Mind Camp, so that you can submit your session for consideration BEFORE opening remarks.  Sessions will be selected by a combination of popular vote and lottery; rooms and times will be assigned by the Planning Committee.

Details after the jump:

Click to continue reading Session Selection Process for Seattle Mind Camp


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