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About BookCamp Vancouver

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Forget Frankfurt!


BookCamp Vancouver 2010 is a user-generated unconference that brings readers, writers, publishers, educators, community builders and the tech community together – for free!  


It is an opportunity to explore the present and future of books and book-like technologies. It’s open to anyone interested in the publishing industry and the potential dynamics of the reader/creator/publisher relationship.


Join us for a day of sharing new ideas, radical notions and engaging conversation! We’ll consider the future of the Book as an object; examine its ongoing role as a delivery mechanism for stories, information and entertainment; and examine how publishers can leverage themselves for success in the digital age.


Participants will choose the agenda for the day, forming breakup groups to discuss and potentially create future book technologies, workflows, and grand schemes. Lend your passion and expertise to Bookcamp Vancouver by volunteering to facilitate a session.


Our plan is for this to be a day of talking and doing – of rolling up the proverbial shirt sleeves and tinkering with the publishing mechanism. We’re inviting authors, typographers, designers, printers, technologists, booksellers, literary agents, publishers and geeks of every stripe to come along and consider if and how technology can transform and perhaps improve on The Book.


What's an Unconference?


Introducing… The Unconference.


Unconferences are egalitarian and democratic forays into public discussion mediated by session leaders. It’s also free, as in without cost to you, the attendee!


Instead of the one-to-many model of a traditional keynote, where one person speaks and everyone else listens, the unconference is about discovery via discussion. It is a many-to-many model. It assumes the most profound insights often come from people with varied levels of experience, from varied disciplines. So come prepared to talk as well as listen.


Participation is the Key

If you have an idea, notion, or topic that you think is worthy of group discussion please add it to the Proposed Sessions page.  Please be prepared to contribute your ideas and experiences to any session that you attend.


How Sessions are Chosen

We are hoping that there will be enough time/space for every Proposed Session to be accommodated. That said, should there be too many Proposed Sessions to fit within the day we will have to look at combining sessions with similar themes. But we hope that this won’t happen.


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