“Unconference” PubCamp gearing up for this weekend

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More than 300 community organizers, bloggers, tech developers and pubmedia staffers are expected at the first national PublicMediaCamp (or “PubCamp”) this weekend in Washington (Current, Aug. 3). It’s a sold-out PBS-NPR initiative to “strengthen the relationship between public broadcasters and their communities through the development of collaborative projects, both online and offline,” according to a joint statement. Oct. 17 and 18 is the national kickoff, with local events then hosted by stations. Participants are using the PubCamp wiki site to propose their own sessions to lead. More sessions are expected to pop up as the weekend progresses in an “unconference” format. Can’t attend? Don’t worry, follow the presentations as they are posted online at the PubCamp’s website, and check out tweets, #pubcamp.