PodCamp WordCamp Guide

With just one week left things are falling into place and PodCamp / WordCamp will be here before you know it. I have received many emails in the past week asking some general questions about the event and now I have answers to most of those questions.

What time does the event start?
We will begin checkin at 8:30AM and the kickoff will be at 9:30AM in the auditorium directly behind the checkin.

Where is the event being held?
This years event is being held at The Ohio State University Mendenhall Laboratory

Driving Directions, Parking and Accommodations

Please refer to the driving directions (link: http://bit.ly/pco09directions) posted on the PodCamp Ohio blog. Parking at the OSU Union Garage (link: http://www.osu.edu/map/building.php?building=288) is $3 per exit. Accommodations and additional travel information is available here: http://www.podcampohio.com/travel-info/

Approaching from Ohio Route 315
Take the Lane Avenue exit and go East (right turn if coming from the South, left turn if coming from the North). Continue on Lane Avenue about 1.2 miles. Turn right onto High Street. Approximately 0.5 mile on High Street you should come to the Ohio Union parking garage on your right.

Approaching from Interstate 71
Take the 11th Avenue exit and go West (left turn if coming from the South, right turn if coming from the North). 11th Avenue will become a one way street about 0.6 mile, you will briefly turn right onto Grant Avenue then promptly turn left onto Chittenden Avenue. Continue on Chittenden Avenue approximtely 0.6 mile until you come to High Street. Turn right onto High Street. The Ohio Union Parking Garage will be about 0.3 mile on your left.

Where is the session schedule?
We have over 30 sessions lined up for this year! Because of the number of sessions, we are still ironing out the times and rooms. But if you’d like to see the sessions that have been submitted you can check these 2 links.
WordCamp List
PodCamp List

All of the session rooms will have a projector as well as wired Internet access. Speakers who wish to use the wired Internet must bring their own network cables to plug-in.

Schedule at a glance
8:30am – Registration Opens (great time to network with other attendees)
9:30-9:50 – Opening Session
10-10:50 – Session 1
11-11:50 – Session 2
12-1:30 – Lunch
1:40-2:10 – Session 3
2:20-2:50 – Session 4
3-3:50 – Session 3
4-4:50 – Session 6
5-5:20 – Closing Session

Do we need to bring lunch?
You can if you want but we will be providing lunch and is being catered by Skyline Chili.

Do you still need help with anything?
We could certainly use some help with registration and maybe a little help with day of items. If you’d like to help send us an email using the contact form and plan to arrive about an hour early.

Record Sessions
Everyone is welcome to record sessions either in video and/or audio. Following PodCamp Ohio, please email media@podcampohio.com with your recordings linked (or attached if under 10MB) along with the title of the session and any notes if appropriate. We will post the session recordings on the PodCamp Ohio blog as we get them.

All content created must be released under a Creative Commons license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/). In a nutshell, anyone can record sessions, speakers must be attributed and the media must be non-commercial.

Event Hash Tag
The official event hash tag is #pwcbus. Please add to your tweets, facebook comments, flickr posts, etc…

Thank You Sponsors!
We want to thank all of the sponsors for making PodCamp Ohio WordCamp Columbus possible.

Platinum Sponsors: The Ohio State University Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing
Gold Sponsors: Blubrry.com, Blip.TV, Spaceblue
Silver Sponsors: Circle of Seven Productions, Wiley Publishing

Thanks everyone and please travel safe,

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