Podcast Unconference

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The Portland Podcast Cooperative & Bigfoot Podcast Network is hosting Portland’s first Podcast Unconference (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference) revolving around the theme of podcasting.

Limited to the first 50 people
Saturday November 12th, 9:00am-4:00pm
NedSpace Broadway

The Event
What you don’t need is another presentation, books, or itineraries planned months ahead of time. Instead, what we all really seek when coming to an event is personal value. The best and most meaningful memories come from when we walk away with thought provoking discussions, new relationships, and those do not happen while sitting in lecture. They happen in the discussions that go on amongst the attendees.

The Goal
The goal of this unconference (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference) is to bring forth the brightest minds in the community that feel strongly around the topic of podcasting in its many versions. Then from there, to open a new doorway for opportunities to connect and learn, all while having fun and making it what you want it to be.

The Facilitator
Megan O'Leary the Director of Member Services from OEN is going to facilitate the whole unconference event. A great experienced facilitator makes the event, so prepare yourself for a wonderful time.

9:00am-10:00am Coffee & networking
10:00-11:00am Overview and group agenda setting
11:00-11:45am Session 1
11:45am-12:30pm Session 2
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:30pm Session 3
2:30pm-3:30pm Session 4
3:30pm-4:00pm Closing remarks

Lunch is included. Capiche.

So, what exactly is an ‘Unconference (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference)?’
Think of this as an open conference that is driven by its participants. Unlike traditional conferences, an unconference (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference) allows for flexibility, open discussion, and debate, all fueled by its attendees. Innovative conversations with some of the brightest people, important purposes and tasks discussed without any formal agenda, and unplanned dialogue led by ultimately what peaks your interest most.

Why attend?
This is your chance to learn from others, seek out answers, and openly ask questions to what matters most to you.

Come to build a collaborative network, establish partnerships, and be in a close community of people that value the same or similar topics of discussion.

Open your awareness to new ideas for yourself or your business.

Be exposed to new trends, latest issues, new projects, emerging businesses and tools..

Unconferences (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference) are proven to be highly productive for whatever issues people feel most strongly about. EXPECT fascinating questions, surprising results, inspiring quotes of laughter, and hard work.

How Does it Work?
Simple, we provide the theme — podcasting. When you arrive, we will kick off with an ice-breaker, introduce everyone, then break off into building the day's agenda around your needs, interests, and areas of expertise.

The sessions will be broken up into 30-minute discussions and spaces are reserved for gatherings that happen throughout the day.

Who should attend?
If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU! The event is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. The goal is to bring a diverse mix of individuals and professionals from all industries and stages of their podcast. Whether you’re a podcast producer, podcast talent, CEO, a startup founder, possible podcast maker with a new idea, or simply just have interest in the topic of podcasting, we welcome you to join us.

All NedSpace events have a Code of Conduct (http://nedspace.com/img/NedSpaceCodeofConductv1.2.pdf) which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by.


Dr. Kiki Sanford, podcaster and science translator, possesses over a decade of experience in audio and video hosting and production. She runs the This Week in Science podcast (TWIS), which broadcasts live online each Wednesday at 8:00pm Pacific Time, and is a web and radio show presenting an humorous, often opinionated, and irreverent look at the week in science and technology. She also currently hosts The Stem Cell Podcast. And, over the years she has worked on many web-based shows like Tech News Today, Smart App Moms, Dr. Kiki's Science Hour, Green Tech Today, Potential Energy, MacBreak Weekly, PopSiren, and Food Science.

Alex Ward is a radio & podcast producer based out of Portland, OR. He is a semi-competent outdoorsman, obsessed with basketball, and a bit too competitive at board games.

He is the head producer for Bitch Media's Popaganda (https://bitchmedia.org/feminist-podcasts), Another Mother Runner (http://anothermotherrunner.com/another-mother-runner-podcast/), and The Four Top (http://www.opb.org/artsandlife/article/the-four-top-podcast/) from Oregon Public Broadcasting. His independent work has been featured on Outside Magazine's The Science of Survival, NPR's Only A Game, and ABC's Radiotonic, among others.

Paul Colligan has been Podcasting for more than a decade, is the author of the Amazon #1 bestseller "How To Podcast 2016," and runs The Podcast Partnership, a boutique Podcasting agency in Portland, Oregon. His passion is helping others leverage technology to expand their reach and revenue, with reduced stress and no drama. He does this with a lifestyle and business designed to tackle the challenges and opportunities of today’s ever-changing information economy. You can catch Paul weekly on 'The Podcast Industry Report" at http://ThePodcastReport.com (http://thepodcastreport.com/).

Luria Petrucci is host of http://LiveStreamingPros.com . The LiveStreamingPros.com podcast is broadcast live every week at 10:00am PT on Tuesday & Friday. With over 2 million followers via various social media platforms Luria is a tremendous force to be reckoned with in the podcasting world. Having recently relocated to the Portland-metro area Luria is going to visit us at Portland Podcast Cooperative and share her insights and stories with what has (and has not) worked for her with her podcast journey that started in 2007....that's nine years ago for those of you bad at math or calendars.

Megan O’Leary

- OEN Director of Membership Services, a

s Director of Membership Services, Megan manages recruitment, retention and educational programming for OEN’s statewide network. She is focused on providing an excellent and beneficial experience for members, connecting them to resources and building a strong and thriving community.

Megan has over 13 years of professional experience which began as an AmeriCorps Member with the education organization City Year. This began 10 years in the education space where she developed programs, managed staff, trained volunteers, raised money and executed special events. In 2011, she was selected to lead the start-up of City Year’s 22nd U.S. location in Sacramento and successfully opened the doors in 6 months. Megan came to Oregon in 2013 where she most recently was leading Community Affairs for global nonprofit Idealist.org’s Portland office. Megan holds a BA from The University of Arizona and is a proud member of her alma mater’s Wildcat for Life Alumni Leadership Council. She currently serves as Board Chair for YNPN Portland.