Upcoming travel: EconSM (Social Media) Conference

Next month, April 25-26, I’ll be at the EconSM Conference in Los Angeles which is being organized by my friends at PaidContent.org. The conference is being billed as “the first focused on business models and deals as much as the creative process and enabling techologies in the social media ecosystem.”

While there are plenty of the big-name “speakers” you’d expect, the thing about the conference that appeals to me most can be found in Rafat’s post today on PaidContent.org:

“Given the subject of social media, our view on conferences is especially appropriate: you’ll be part of the conversation, not an audience. EconSM isn’t about top-down presentations; it’s about sharing, challenging, learning and twisting the kaleidescope for different views of that morphing world.”

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  • Hey Rex
    We tried calling “speakers” as “stagesetters” which I thought was a more appropriate way of putting it as we envisioned the conference, and calling “audience/attendees” as “participants”, but it caused some major confusion among people registering, and even some “speakers”. Sometimes familiar terms, even if they are not very accurate, work. But yes, as you will come and see, we’ll try and change the top-down thing.