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Hey WordPress fans: WordCamp comes to Minnesota next week

WordCamp MSP
WordCamp Minneapolis-St. Paul
is next Saturday, Nov. 13.

WordCamp is finally coming to Minnesota and will be hosted in the Twin Cities, Fall 2010! This interactive conference is your opportunity to share ideas and learn from the Pro’s. At WordCamp MSP, there is literally something for everyone: from first time bloggers to web developers, spend a few hours connecting with people who share your passion.

I signed up as an attendee ($30 for all day, including lunch). But since it’s an Unconference, I volunteered to be a WordCamp MSP speaker. I’m now presenting early in the morning and late in the day on:

Photos from unSummit #4 at Lowertown’s CoCo

Steve Borsch at unSummit #4 unSummit #4 unSummit #4
I attended UnSummit 4 yesterday at CoCo, the coworking and collaborative space in downtown St. Paul’s Lowertown:

unsum4 UnSummit is an alternative, "unconference," not unlike a BarCamp. That means full participation, full dissemination and free admission — all the things that traditional conferences are not.

The unstated theme was social media/PR oriented, though not exclusively. It was an amazingly well-done conference for being volunteer-run and 100% free (no conference fee; free coffee, donuts, pizza, beer, wine, etc.) due to the generous support of its sponsors.

Andrew Eklund/Meghan Seawell: "Selling Social Media to Execs" Arik Hanson: "Feeding the Blog Beast" Don Ball: "Escaping wage slavery"

My favorite session: "Feeding the Blog Beast" by Arik Hanson (center photo above).