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Chuck Gehman applies the unconference concept to Printing Camp

Published on May 13, 2010

Cary Sherburne:  Hi, Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink.com and I'm here with Chuck Gehman who is Vice President of Product Management for Mineo.  Welcome.    

Chuck Gehman:  Hi Cary.    

Cary Sherburne:  Nice to see you as always.

Chuck Gehman:  Great to see you.

Cary Sherburne:  So, I understand that you are planning a pretty exciting event for New York in the summer.

Chuck Gehman:  Yes, We’re going to do a thing called printing camp and it’s an unconference.

Cary Sherburne:  An unconference.  I haven’t heard of that before.  Tell me what that is.

Chuck Gehman:  It’s a Silicon Valley idea where people get together in a day and it’s somewhat structured, but there are no set speakers.  There are only proposals for topics that will be sessions during the conference.  And on the day of, everybody gets together at 8:30 in the morning and votes on what they want to hear.

Cary Sherburne:  So, you show up at the conference, you’ve got your speech all ready and they vote you out.

Check Gehman:  Yep, yep, and then you just have fun listening to other people talk.

Cary Sherburne:  Okay, that sounds great.  So, who are you targeting to attend this?

Chuck Gehman:  Printers, ad agencies, obviously technology providers, web people, anybody in the New York market, or really, it’s open to anybody in the world who wants to come to New York on a Saturday –

Cary Sherburne:  You just won’t pay their fare.

Chuck Gehman:  We’re not going to pay for anybody.  Speaking of which, you know, we are recruiting sponsors and there’s a website up right now for the event.

Cary Sherburne:  And there it is printingcamp.org.

Chuck Gehman:  Printingcamp.org.

Cary Sherburne:  And so you can sign up there and you can find out more information and maybe you can propose topics or --

Chuck Gehman:  You can, it’s a Wiki, you sign up for it and you can right then type your topic in to the Wiki and volunteer to participate of the planning of the event because we do need volunteers as well.  So, it’s going to be very fun.

Cary Sherburne:  That’s great.  And do – you don’t have a venue or an exact date yet.

Chuck Gehman:  Unfortunately, no.  You know, it’s a tough thing in New York to find a good place.  And we also are looking for a day that’s not on top of other printing industry events or holidays or things like that, but I think it’s likely to be in June, and it will be on a Saturday.

Cary Sherburne:  Okay, so that’s actually coming up pretty fast, so –

Chuck Gehman:  It’ll be pretty soon, so.

Cary Sherburne:  People should visit it as soon as possible, Printingcamp.org.

Chuck Gehman:  Yes.

Cary Sherburne:  And sign up to help.

Chuck Gehman:  Excellent.  Thank you.

Cary Sherburne:  Thank you.

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