As attendees sign up, we ask them what they might be presenting or discussing during CareerCampLA 2012.
Here are some of the topics we have gathered so far. More to come as people sign up for their FREE tickets.
- Social Media and Your Career
- Career Compass: Finding Your Career North
- Business Etiquette For Career Success
- How to gain capital for your business
- Own your own business
- Resumes and job interviews
- What is a resume for?
- More to come!
Planning for our next CareerCampLA is now underway!
If your organization would like to partner with us to provide support or a venue, please contact Douglas E. Welch or call 818-804-5049.
Watch this space for further information!
I have had a lot of interest from folks in holding a CareerCamp in their own area. If you would like to see how we did it, and start your own, ask your questions in the comments area.
I believe that each CareerCamp must have a strong local team, working with their own local resources, to make their CareerCamp special and specific to their communities. You need to find out who is interested and who can help in your neighborhood first. Everything else builds from there.
Let’s talk about what you need to get your CareerCamp going!
Welcome to CareerCampLA 2010!
Thank you so much for registering to attend CareerCampLA! We look forward to a great day “Building the Career You Deserve!” Included in this message are a few basics about CareerCampLA and what you can expect.
Check-in will start at approximately 8am. Please bring your printed tickets to speed up the sign-in process. Those who haven’t yet registered will be able to do so on-site, so don’t be afraid to bring a friend.
A light breakfast and lunch with drinks throughout the day will be provided at no charge.
Door prizes will be handed out during our closing session, so be sure to get your ticket when you check in.
Our Welcome session will begin at 9am sharp in the Main Hall. Speakers and breakout sessions will start on the hour from 10am to Noon and 1pm until 5pm.
What is an unconference?
CareerCampLA is a hybrid unconference. While a few speaker sessions will be pre-scheduled, all other speakers and breakout sessions are decided by you. If you would like to speak, you will be able to write your topic on a note and place it on any open slot on the schedule “wall”. There will be a few suggested breakout discussion topics listed on the schedule wall, but you should feel free to suggest additional topics. Attendees will be voting on which breakout sessions interest them most and then these top topics will be placed on the schedule wall.
Please take the time to indicate your preference on these breakout sessions. This is your chance to make CareerCampLA your conference.
There are few rules surrounding most unconferences. In order to make this the best conference possible, please:
* Be kind to one another. Be positive. Engage with your fellow attendees
Often the best part of any conference are the accidental conversations that happen between sessions and over lunch. Don’t be afraid to talk with others. Ask them what interests them most about CareerCampLA. Ask them what they are doing to “Build the Career They Deserve.”
* No “hard sell”
If you are speaking, please feel free to mention your web site address during your talk, but CareerCampLA is about sharing useful information, not making a sales pitch. If people are interested in your service, they will seek out you or your web site.
* Use the “Law of 2 Feet”
If you aren’t finding value in a particular speaker or session, use your “2 feet” to find another session that is useful to you. Find another speaker. Attend a different breakout session. Start your own ad hoc, impromptu discussion on a topic that interests you or just have a great conversation with fellow attendees in the “lobby.” In many ways, you directly control the quality of CareerCampLA. Exercise that control.
* Help out where you can
Help others schedule their sessions. Help others choose their favorite breakouts. Keep the space clean by picking up after yourself and others and using the trash and recycle containers. Help us tear down at the end of the day. Whatever helps to make everyone’s day more enjoyable.
We look forward to seeing you all at CareerCampLA!
Douglas E. Welch, Career Opportunities column and podcast
Jennifer Oliver O’Connell, Tuesday with Transitioners
Danielle Gruen, LivingCareers.net
Susan M. Baker, The Escape Hatcher
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Frozen Crush Ultimate Italian Ice
Thomas Ellsworth, Author of “The Rat, The Race and The Cage”
Print out this flyer and post on our local bulletin board, in the office kitchen, at your favorite coffee bar.
Help spread the word about CareerCampLA!
What is your favorite/best/most useful career-related book?
Share them with CareerCampLA attendees by adding them to the comments for this post.
I’ll start off with Radical Careering by Sally Hogshead. One of my favorites. Short, pithy, to the point.
You can read my review here – Book Review: Radical Careering by Sally Hogshead
Each time I mention that CareerCampLA is an unconference, I get the immediate question, “What is an unconference?” In an effort to answer that question, here are some articles that seek to explain an unconference and its unique benefits.
- What is an unconference? by Dave Winer
- Unconference from Wikipedia
- BarCamp from Wikipedia
- What is an unconference? from WiseGeek.com
- Unconference information from Unconference.net
Do you have questions about unconferences? You can ask your question by clicking Leave a Comment above.