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We have some great surprises for our attendees this year and the first one came yesterday. By popular demand, we have decided to make Podcamp this year ONE DAY. This means a day packed with learning, and evening gathering of like minds, Sunday to explore the area on your own, and the chance for a great weekend for everyone. Since this leaves many the opportunity to explore on Sunday, we thought we could let you know a few places in the area.

The school The New Hampton School itself is secluded. Not on a busy road, it has a campus that offers everything that a private school can. We have use of the cafeteria, where the meals are delicious and you have a wide selection of food to choose from during lunch and snack times. We also have access to the athletic field where we plan to play Quidditch.  There is also access to a library for impromtu one on one or small group sessions (“jellies”). The grounds of the school also have a beautiful pond to sit by and reflect or work. Since this is a PodCamp and the Law of Two feet applies, if you find that there is a time where you need to just sit and work, there are many places to do so.

To get an idea how far from Boston we are: last year PodCamp NH was in Portsmouth (1 hour north on I-95 to Exit 7). This year PodCamp NH is in New Hampton (1 hour and 15 minutes north on I-93 to Exit 23) – only a stone throw farther.

If you find that you have to travel Friday and Sunday there are plenty of places to eat and explore before the PodCamp begins and after it ends on Sunday. Remember to reserve your Saturday night for our after party, however, as it is an intimate chance to really meet each other. There will be more information about this as the event nears. The cute town of Ashland and it’s Main Street of Shops and Restaurants are a short drive from the School – one exit up to Exit 24. The Comfort Inn Hotel is at the same exit. The (original) Common Man, Bullwinkles Bar and Grill are two great Restaurants at this exit. We understand that there is always something going on in New Hampshire and this weekend is no different which is why places to stay may be few and far between.

If you are the outdoorsy type there are hiking trails and campgrounds, places to fish, tree top tours all within a few more exits. There is a Water park, Safari rides and even a train ride through the mountains. There are places to camp nearby complete with cabins, swimming pools, and even playgrounds for the family.

There is also our give away to all of our attendees: gift cards to the Tilton Outlets, so you can go shopping while in the area.

So join us for the entire weekend including a packed and exciting day of great learning and fun at Podcamp NH!

PodCamp Sessions for 2011 Open for Submissions!

I am so excited by the scope of PodCamp sessions we are starting to get this year.  PodCamps are about learning and fun, and to see iPad for Business, Mobile Devices for Couples, Meet the Geeks, Better Camera Phone Images and How to Shoot Product Photographs appearing along with mommy blogging and more is encouraging.  We want a PodCamp that covers a variety of industries and topics, not just social media and marketing.

We want to reach people who might not normally attend with interesting sessions. We’d love to see not only business and marketing classes, but film, music, webisodes, podcasts, audio and video blogging, more photography, more mobile, some location sessions, writing sessions, maker/crafter sessions, and more.

We’ll also be having live Quidditch this year, as well as Battledecks. Can you unseat last year’s Battledecks champion?

So bring on your sessions – we’re limiting them to two proposals per person, and space and time permitting we plan to have them all on the schedule for you.  People who have a session will be required to also register for PodCamp once registration is open next month (even the planning team must register to keep everything fair). We plan to keep PodCamp NH 2011 low cost (under $10 for a weekend of learning, networking, collaborating and fun), and in order to do so, we need sponsors!

Propose your session here!

Be a sponsor here!

Welcome Tanger Outlets in Tilton, First PodCamp NH Sponsor!

We’ve been reaching out to sponsors for weeks for PodCamp NH 2011, August 13 and 14, and Tanger Outlets has stepped up to the plate with gift certificates for the first 200 attendees. Thank you!

What we really need now are sponsors for the venue deposit (New Hampton School is hosting us), the after party and some other big ticket items, like shirts and such, so that we can offer PodCamp for little to no cost to attendees.

We have sessions beginning to come in for photography, Quidditch, Battledecks, blogging, marketing, video, audio sessions, music and more (you can propose your session via the Sessions tab above).

Learn and Teach New Things in 2010

PodCamp NH is designed to foster learning, teaching and to strengthen the bonds of the NH community. We’re taking over the dorms at New Hampton School this year. Not just because it’s cool (it is) but because we know that being around creative, smart, savvy, fun people for longer than just 8 hours at a time is going to foster bonds that last far beyond the weekend. We won’t be a bit surprised to see new startups, new film or music projects, new teams, new collaborations and new friendships forming in this PodCamp NH 2010 incubator.

Are you ready? At the end of PodCamp NH we’ll be a better NH, and a better us.

At our disposal:

A theater, smart classrooms with projectors, dorms, full cafeteria with amazing restaurant quality food, music, a master classroom fully integrated with audio and video, a computer lab, a library, a lounge, parking, tennis courts, soccer fields, and so much more.

Who should come:

If you miss college, if you wanted to go to college and couldn’t, if you love to learn or teach, if you have a film or music project you’ve been waiting to do, if you want to make an app, if you want to be a better educator, marketer, government rep or more – this is the weekend to make it happen.

Be One Of Our Sponsors

Lead One Of Our Sessions

Be One Of Our Volunteers

Register for PodCamp NH 2010!

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The First PodCamp NH Is This Weekend

I have been consumed with client work, speaking, writing the new book, my Social Media Breakfast NH project, and my new project: PodCamp NH. That has meant little time for blogging. I’m happy to be able to write the post announcing that after months of planning, the first annual PodCamp NH is this weekend, November 7 and 9, 2009, at the New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH!

What is PodCamp NH?

PodCamp NH is an innovative gathering of new media enthusiasts, professionals, and anyone curious about what comes next in blogging, social media, podcasting, video on the net, and so much more. It’s called an UnConference because the attendees themselves present the sessions, workshops, and panel discussions. Get ready to connect at Podcamp NH!

Can I still attend?

Yes. We raised enough money through YOUR donations and the support of several sponsors to keep PodCamp NH free for 125 attendees! You can still sign up at this attendee registration page.

Can I still be a micro sponsor?

We would love it if you would help us keep raising money. We have covered the cost of the venue, AV equipment, breakfast and lunch but we are still trying to cover the cost of the shirts and other basics. At this point we are not accepting checks, so the Paypal button found on this page is your best best for contributing.

Can I still propose a session?

We have one session slot left. You can get with Leslie via Twitter if you’d like to claim it. You can see the sessions on this session page (and there are some GREAT ones, including a live taping of NOMX3, a NH Media Makers on Sunday, Battledecks, Creating a Twitter App, making a video from start to finished edit and promotion in 45 minutes, Beer, sessions for authors and musicians, ROI, time management, web development, and so much more.

Is there anywhere for me to stay over for both days?

Yes, there is information on accommodations and any discounts being offered on this page, and you can use hashtag #PCNHROOMIE on Twitter to see who else needs to room share.

Is there parking?


What else should I know?

You can find everything else on the official PodCamp NH blog and Twitter. The official hashtag of PodCamp NH 2009 is #PCNH. The slogan is “Learn Free or Die”