Talking about social media is cheap, or so they say. They being the organizers of Talk is Cheap 2.0, the social media unconference, a night that brings out social media gurus, PR practitioners, students and techies to talk everything social media.
You don’t need to put on a fancy two-day conference and charge people a ton of dough to have a good conversation about trends in social media, its place at work and importance in our professional and personal lives.
The event is largely based on the volunteers who participate in the discussions. All the speakers donate their time and expertise to discuss with the other participants topics on podcasting, blogging, Facebook applications, video use, relevance of the media and the list goes on.
This is one of my favourite (un)conferences of the year because as the name says, talking about issues doesn’t have to cost money, so as long as there are generous sponsors to keep the event free, we can all benefit from engaging conversation. Along with your Podcamps, WordCamps, CaseCamps and any other choice of conference you wish to attend, Talk is Cheap is a gathering of the people who use social media in their day-to-day activities, for work and personal use and who have a passion for talking their mouths off about this stuff.
While the networking is fun, it’s really about hearing what the experts think is the latest and greatest in Web 2.0. You can get as little or as much out of these discussions and the more people you meet, the more insight you get into how this all works.
Talk is Cheap 2.0 will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Centennial College’s Centre for Creative Communications, a place near and dear to my heart. Starting at 6:00 p.m., there will be several 20 minute sessions throughout the evening in different classrooms, so you will have to choose which sessions you would like to hear.
You can get more information and register at http://talkischeap.pbwiki.com/