Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
What: The second annual PubCampMS seeks to bring together community technology activists, citizen journalists and other members of the public eager to support public media in tangible ways, bringing them together with public broadcasters in an engaging collaborative environment.
Here are some topics from last year -
1. Social Media 101
2. Soc. Med & Disaster Response
3. Social Media and Business
4. Teaching Kids Social Media
5. Libraries Creating Context
6. Social Media, Mainstream Media and the News
7. Gov’t 2.0
8. Social Media & Education
9. Social Media & Social Change
10. Mobile Web
Where: The Union at the University of Southern Mississippi
When: Saturday July 30th - check-in begins at 8am Saturday morning
Format: Inspired by unconferences such as BarCamp, PodCamp and unconferences hosted by Minnesota Public Radio and KUSP Santa Cruz, PubCampMS will give all participants an opportunity to plan and run the event.
Participants will be invited to formulate conference tracks and sessions as part of pre-conference engagement process. Significant portions of event will also be left open and reserved for attendees to create their own sessions on the weekend of the event itself.
All presentations and sessions at PubCampMS are on the record; blogging, podcasting, tweeting, etc are all strongly encouraged, in conjunction with the tag #pubcampMS. Any presentation materials shared at the event must be released under a Creative Commons Attribution, Noncommercial Sharealike license so they can be used at other camps.
Attending: PubCampMS is free to attendees. The cost of the event will be covered by the event organizers and our sponsors. This is NOT an opportunity to focus on selling your product or service, but to participate as a valued member of the community.
When & Where
For the past 5 years Thomas has served as a member of the Public Relations and Communications department as the web administrator and social media specialist for Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Through his time at MPB Thomas has pushed his department to be early adopters in many social media platforms and continues to work to reach new audiences through these platforms. In 2009 he was elected to the PBS Station Advisory Council and in 2010 became part of the PBS Mobile Working Group. He is also working on his Master’s thesis at the University of Southern Mississippi focusing on social media marketing. You can hear more from Thomas every Monday on his weekly radio segment, “Everyday Technology” featured on MPB Think Radio.