What I’m looking forward to at Podcamp Toronto 2008

Yesterday I took the opportunity to pimp the fact that I’m on a panel at Podcamp Toronto 2008, but I also thought I should write about some of the other interesting things happening there.

People

There are tonnes of people coming this year, over 400 registrants so far. I am not going to write out a list of those individuals I am looking forward to seeing, because I don’t want to leave someone off the list, and have them think “that Beatty, he is such a jerk, why doesn’t he want to meet ME!” and then have them give me a swift karate chop to the neck this weekend. There are a few people that I have been following on twitter, or reading on their blogs that I feel I already know, and I am sure that I will meet at least a few people there who will make me think “Why haven’t I been checking this out for years! That’s amazing!”

Sessions

There are some specific sessions I am interested in seeing. 

  • Social Media and Networking Starter Guide, with Chris Brogan. He always has an interesting and informed view of things, and I am looking forward to hearing what he has to say.
  • Living On The Cloud – how I have (mostly) given up desktop applications with Tommy Vallier. I am dabbling with the concept of cloud computing,  and I use Google Documents a fair amount. I would like to see what he has to say.
  • Introducing the Social Media Press Release: The rules, the tools , the metrics. Collin Douma. It just sounds interesting.
  • Marketing & New Media: A Discussion moderated by Jay Moonah.

Moments

I have heard so much about all of the great energizing and exciting things from previous podcamps. I look forward to having my mind blown. Hope to see you there!