I got inspired last night at the Pecha Kucha event that happened in Montreal. For those not familiar with what Pecha Kucha is, you can check out my Blog posting over here: Getting To The PowerPoint - True Art In Presentation - Welcome Pecha Kucha. The basic framework of the event is organized like BarCamp and PodCamp - a wiki and fully self-organized. The content of the event is in presentation format, but the speaker can use only twenty slides for twenty seconds per slide to tell their story.
That's when I got thinking...
There is so much confusion out there about New Media, Technology, Marketing, Communications, Advertising and Public Relations, why not take the spirit of Pecha Kucha and tweak it for business people or those interested in how New Media and Technology affects business?
Welcome to w00tSlam - A New Media PowerPoint Slam.
I've parked the domains and started playing with a basic wiki page (links to follow), and I am looking at running the first w00tSlam here in Montreal in either November or December.
Help me get w00tSlamMontreal1 off the ground.
Here's what I'm looking for:
- A venue (I'm thinking SAT Montreal because it seems to be "the place" to do these sort of events).
- Presenters (topics can be anything related to New Media and Business: RSS, Blogs, Podcasting, Virtual Worlds, Widgets, Wikis, Mobile and more!).
- A couple of Digital Marketing Savvy folks to help me spread the word and monitor the Wiki.
In the spirit of the Unconference, I do want this to be open and accessible to all. I'm even eager for others to do a w00tSlam in their community.
This is an amazing opportunity for people to share, tell stories and connect business, technology and New Media. After what I saw at Pecha Kucha last night, I have no doubt that this will be a valuable and powerful night for the business community.
Get ready w00tSlamMontreal1 is coming soon... and, of course, I'd like to get rolling on a w00tSlamToronto1 as well.
I have high hopes that people like Andy Nulman, Julien Smith, M-C Turgeon, Hugh McGuire, Austin Hill, Casey McKinnon, Rudy Jahchan, Michel LeBlanc, Fred Ngo, and the many Digerati who show up to events like YULBlog, YULBiz and more will help me (and our community) bring this event to life.