[Announcement] DemoCampToronto14, Sept 17, 2007

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Yay! I’m happy to announce DemoCampToronto14. Christine Hogarth at the Toronto Board of Trade has offered up the event space at First Canadian Place at a reduced cost. This will be the first DemoCamp in a few months. The reason that it has taken so long to organize, is that we’ve out grown No Regrets and it’s expensive and difficult to find a space that can accommodate more than 200 people.

DemoCamp is a variation of the un-conference style of event, started by the TorCamp group as an excuse to have more regular meetings.

Though conceived in Toronto, this style of get-together would work well anywhere. Why not start one in your city?

Schedule

  • 5:30pm – Cash bar opens
  • 5:30-6:30pm – Setup & Board of Trade Open House
  • 6:30-7:30pm – Demos
  • 8:00-8:30pm – Ignite Presentations
  • 9:00pm – Cash bar closes

Demos

Demos will be 5 minutes. Demos are not a sales pitch. Please read Value to the Audience Tips for Presenting at DemoCamp and What Makes a Great Demo.

We are looking for Toronto technology companies to celebrate and inspire the community.

If you are interested in demoing, please complete the demo submission form with the following information:

  • Who are you?
  • What will you be demonstrating?
  • What will the community get out of the demo?
  • How will your demo inspire the community?

Ignite presentations

There will be 6×5 minute presentations.

What is an Ignite presentation? An Ignite presentaiton is a 5 minute presentation with 20 slides x 15 seconds per slide where the presenter does not have control over the slide show.

If you had five minutes to talk to Toronto what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? Talk about recent learnings, sucesses, failures? Fill out the form below to submit your talk. We are looking for talks that will inspire and teach not recruiting or product pitches.

Submit your talk!

The goal is to continue to host social events that bring together Toronto’s designers, developers, entrepreneurs and others involved in emerging tech community. We want to keep it fun, open and engaging. There needs to be a reason for people to come together as a community. Come out, get inspired, get excited, and find others in the community!

6 thoughts on “[Announcement] DemoCampToronto14, Sept 17, 2007”

  1. <p>Hooray, DemoCamp is back!</p><br />
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    <p>I'm looking forward to seeing the mix of t-shirted web hipsters with the BOT suit crowd. This is great idea to bring DemoCamp to new audiences and enable some new connections.</p>

  2. <p>Yes, but weren't you recently quoted as saying that DemoCamp had run its course? I mean, it has.</p>

  3. Hooray, DemoCamp is back!

    I'm looking forward to seeing the mix of t-shirted web hipsters with the BOT suit crowd. This is great idea to bring DemoCamp to new audiences and enable some new connections.

  4. <p>Thanks for the promo and the kind words, David.</p> <p>We’re glad to be partnering on the return of DemoCamp as part of our ongoing efforts to support the ICT sector in Toronto.</p> <p>We think you folks are key to the present and future economy of the city, so we’re working on to provide a home/networking base for you, as well as projects like our ICT survey and our regular Technology Innovators Breakfast series (“no tie” policy for those!).</p> <p>Looking forward to having you here in September …</p>

  5. Thanks for the promo and the kind words, David.

    We’re glad to be partnering on the return of DemoCamp as part of our ongoing efforts to support the ICT sector in Toronto.

    We think you folks are key to the present and future economy of the city, so we’re working on to provide a home/networking base for you, as well as projects like our ICT survey and our regular Technology Innovators Breakfast series (“no tie” policy for those!).

    Looking forward to having you here in September …

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