Podcamp Topeka Oct. 13: A Fun Day for Social Media and Tech Geeks

October 13 will be a day of networking and information sharing from the best social media professional throughout the Midwest. The third annual Podcamp Topeka, presented by the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, is an untraditional conference that encourages attendees to set the agenda. But it still requires “traditional” registration and a fee of $10 to cover breakfast and lunch. Register via podcamptopeka.org.

Rob Walch, Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Wizzard Media/Libsyn, Kansas City, Mo, opens the event at 9:00am, with a keynote talk about what makes a great podcast and how and where you can become a podcaster. Walch co-authored the book “Tricks of the Podcasting Masters.”

Breakouts cover such topics as creating a blog, ebooks, Facebook marketing and creating video and publishing it. Want to lead a session? Just email David at dking@tscpl.org about your presentation topic. Session leaders still must register and pay for attendance.

“It’s your opportunity to meet people face-to-face, which of course doesn’t necessarily happen that often in social media,” said David Lee King, the Library’s Digital Services director and conference organizer. “It’s a day where tech and online users teach each other what works and what hasn’t worked in new media.”

Podcamp Topeka also offers visibility for social media and web professionals and networking opportunities for people and business leaders who are engaged in the social media world. Learn tricks from the pros – mostly aimed at those with an intermediate to advanced understanding of technology and social media.

Podcamp Topeka is made possible with help from our sponsors: PC911 and PTs Coffee, 9th and Washburn. PTs Coffee will be hosting a Tweet-up for conference-goers at the end of the day (approximately 4:30pm).

If you would like more information, go to PodcampTopeka.org.

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is 21st-century, four-star rated landmark library, and features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Café, the Chandler Booktique Gift Shop, meeting rooms, and free computer and Internet access and training.

Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.

 

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