August 19-20, 2010 in Akron, Ohio — Office Space Coworking will be hosting our next BizCamp! If you have a topic idea or are interested in being a speaker, please send me your ideas.

Submit your ideas here:
BizCamp 2010 Speaker Application

Last time we had 18 speakers present over the course of 2 days.

Speakers included Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends, Ivana Taylor of DIY Marketers, Jim Kukral, Nathan Kievman and many other great speakers. You can download our original program guide here to get an idea of what went on:

2009 BizCamp Program of Events

What is BizCamp?
BizCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It’s an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants.

Sometimes referred to as an ‘un-conference’ it’s a break from the expensive, ‘pitch’-driven, cattle-herding events that have become all too common in the business world.

Rather – BizCamp is a participatory event. Attendees help determine what presentations will be given — and even have the opportunity to present themselves.

The presentations themselves are intimate affairs – small groups of 20-30 people.
The sessions feature an open dialogue of questions, answers and -yes- even the occasional ‘I don’t know.’

Why would you want to present?

For one – you’d get free access to rest of the event.

AND you’d be in a forum that establishes you as an expert to a group of small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Our goal is to have 18 sessions in 2 days. Topics would run on three ‘tracks’

1) The Entrepreneurial Experience
2) Marketing for Small Business
3) Business Technology

We can’t offer you an audience of 1,000 people.

BUT we can offer you an audience of hyper-local, highly motivated small business owners who would LOVE the opportunity to engage you in your field of expertise.

Over the next few days we’re releasing select videos of our last BizCamp on our site.
So hopefully you’ll follow along and see some of the great presentations and consider participating in the July 29-30 event.

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