BarCamp

 

FastLane94 BarCamp is a unique conference where ordinary people take the stage to discuss their passions. Unlike traditional events, there’s no predetermined schedule or lineup of speakers until right before it kicks off. Anyone can spontaneously present, making it a welcoming space for all.

At BarCamp, you won’t encounter a list of scheduled speakers or corporate agendas. Instead, you might encounter a laid-back individual in a t-shirt sharing insights on distilling whiskey, a web developer discussing SEO best practices, or an inventor presenting their latest idea.  BarCamp offers a platform to network, discover something new, and explore what piques your interest. Everyone is invited to join this diverse and dynamic gathering.

The Venue

Roundhouse Brewery is a family friendly space where people of all ages and places can gather to connect for a good cause, great conversation, and enjoy craft beverages in a unique and historic setting. They are graciously allowing us to use their space for our inaugural FastLane94 BarCamp!

The Tracks

Talks are organized into one of four speaking categories.

The Agenda

2 – 3 pm – Registration/Check-in

3 – 3:30 pm – Keynote Speaker – Heath Schubert, CEO, HLRBO  www.hlrbo.com

3:30 – 7 pm – Speaking

The FAQ’s

What’s the format?

Presentations a can vary in time depending on how many people register the day of, but plan for 10 minutes of talking/FAQ You’re welcome to sit in on a presentation or hang around in the lounge and talk; it’s all the same with us. If you run a presentation, we don’t care how you run it–so long as you don’t get us in trouble! Give a monologue, a Q&A or a round table; it’s your topic, your presentation, your audience. If people didn’t want to spend 15 minutes on your topic, they wouldn’t be there.

Don’t Know What to Talk About?

Certainly you have some relatively unique experiences. What do you do for a hobby? What’s something you managed to fix that you’re proud of? It doesn’t matter if the height of your accomplishment is changing your car’s oil or if you’ve driven to Alaska; if people aren’t interested, they won’t show up at your talk. If they are, they will.

But I’m Not An Expert

Sure you are! If you know the first thing about a subject, you know more than people who don’t. And, yes, people who know more than you will probably attend your presentation. Interact with them; you both have something to learn from each other. Chances are, if you’re both really interested in a subject, you’ll find yourselves looking for each other in the lounge, later.

But perhaps you’re…

Shy?

That’s fine. Come on in, get a look around and a feel for things.  Sit in on presentations which interest you or hang around in the brewery and network with other people.  You never really know.

Can I Give A Sales Pitch?

Nope! To be respectful of our BarCamp community, sales presentations or pitches are not allowed. Don’t even try it, folks.

The Rules

1.  You do talk about BarCamp.

2.  You do blog about BarCamp.

3.  If you want to present, you must write your topic and name in a presentation slot.

4.  Only three word intros.

5.  As many presentations at a time as facilities allow for.

6.  No pre-scheduled presentations, no tourists.

7.  Presentations will go on as long as they have to or until they run into another presentation slot.

8.  If this is your first time at BarCamp, you HAVE to present. (Ok, you don’t really HAVE to, but try to find someone to present with, or at least ask questions and be an interactive participant.)

The Sponsors

 Contact Us

Jennie Weber, Administrative & Program Specialist
jweber@greaterstcloud.com
(320) 250-7282