Friday, March 11, 2011

Attention: job seekers - Community Camp - Apr 23

There will be a Job Search Jam Sessions track at Community Camp, April 23!

Community Camp is an informal, participant-driven unconference that brings together small business owners, artisans, students, job seekers and other members of the community. We'll share what we have learned on reaching out to the local and global community. We'll have a conversation about how participating in groups is an effective tool to make our voices heard.

Sessions will be held in the following topics:

  • Marketing - scaling your message, reaching an audience, developing a "personal brand", going viral
  • Community - social media, networking resources, job search information
  • Media - the hows, whys, whats, and wheres of creating new media
  • Second Purpose - green, environmental-focused sessions; recycling, repurposing

As an unconference, Community Camp requires active participation from attendees, either in asking questions and engaging in discussion or in leading a breakout session. Sessions may be prepared and announced in advance, but they may also be organized on the fly at the event.

When:  Saturday, April 23, 2011 – 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Street, ProvidenceRI 02903

What does it mean to have a 'track'?
Amongst the sessions during the day, there will be a series of them focused on the job search with an emphasis on social media.

What is a Community Camp?
Community Camp is an un-conference about social media and online networking. It is an open and collaborative event with discussions and interaction from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join. Some sessions will be planned ahead of the event, but plenty of spaces will be open for the topics YOU want to discuss and learn.

Why should I go?
Community Camp is all about social media/networking, and its relevance and usefulness to community, business and otherwise. 

What does it cost?
Tickets are $20 ($10 for students), but all are expected to participate and/or present. You can participate by giving a presentation, demo, or joining into another cooperative event, being on a panel/roundtable, or in other ways helping out on event day.

If you want to register, please do so here

Or save some money:
There is a special deal for those who want to go but are un-employed or under-employed! Steve Sherlock has arranged to provide four (4) tickets to help job seekers attend.

How do I get one of those tickets?
Send an email to Steve (shersteve at gmail dot com) and state your case:
Clearly and concisely, explain what you have been doing as part of your job search and how participating in Community Camp would help your effort.

Note: Your paragraph will be published here to help showcase you and your efforts in social media if you win one of the scholarships.

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