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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!
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 CES, 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.
A 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.
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We 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.
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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.
This post has been updated since it was originally posted on April 27, 2006.
Seattle Mind Camp 3.0 is coming up fast. For those of you who aren’t sure what to expect, this guide will hopefully give you a bit of an orientation. Even you Mind Camp veterans might want to look over the details, here, as a few things have changed this time around. Pick us up after the jump for the 411 on SMC3.
This is an updated version of a post originally published on April 28, 2006
Most of you who have previously attended Seattle Mind Camp understand the free-form nature of the beast. However, many of you will be joining us for the first time, and I wanted to try to prepare you for the kind of event you’re going to encounter. Mind Camp is not a traditional type of gathering, and the success of the event depends in large part on the willingness of the participants to wrestle the chaotic mess into order.
Seattle Mind Camp is an “unconference,” in the style of Bar Camp or Foo Camp. The idea of an unconference has been promulgated by Dave Winer, among others. As I understand it, Winer’s particular insight was that, for any conference panel discussion, you could take any random group of people out of the audience, replace the panel onstage with that random group, and have an equally enlightening and worthwhile session. The Mind Camp experience seeks to leverage that idea by completely doing away with a pre-planned program of speakers. The day’s sessions will be designed by the attendees and the schedule will be created by the attendees themselves. (More after the jump…)
With just a few weeks left until the event, the race is on to grab a Mind Camp 3.0 ticket. As of this writing, we have 14 more spots left for those who want to be a part of the Seattle Mind Camp experience. I expect those will be snatched up before the end of the week. That said, be sure to tell your friends and colleagues about the event if you think they would dig our vibe. Also, be sure to hit the wiki to start planning the things you want to do this time around.
Yesterday we hit the 200 mark for ticket sales, which leaves us with 50 tickets left for the event, which takes place in just over a month. We are starting to pull things together for the event, and hope to have as many people there to enjoy the festivities as possible. If you are going to be there, please be sure to hit the wiki to get started on planning your sessions and extra-curricular activities. Now is the time to let others know about the event - and be sure to think outside the box when inviting, as we don’t all have to be techies. Think teachers, doctors, historians, videographers, actors, professors, musicians, artists, etc. Let’s mix this thing up and include the elite from all Seattle verticals in this thing.
As a side note, a big thank you to everyone who came to the pre-Mind Camp 3.0 party at Nectar. We had a fantastic time.
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