PBS SOCAL HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL WEST COAST PUBLIC MEDIA CAMP 2012
Event Includes Guest Speaker Nova Spivack CEO Of Bottlenose
COSTA MESA, Calif. (August 9, 2012) – PBS SoCaL, in partnership with KCRW, KPCC, KPBS and KQED, will host the second annual Public Media Camp West 2012 on Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at WE Labs, 105 West Broadway, Long Beach, Calif. 90802. Nova Spivack, CEO of Bottlenose, an innovative search engine for social networks, is a special guest speaker. Spivack will lead a discussion on augmenting the collective consciousness, a new way to discover and keep up with trending news.
Public Media Camp, or PubCamp for short, is a nationwide series focused on forging a greater collaboration between public media organizations and their communities. Inspired by attendee-structured conferences such as Foocamp and Barcamp, PubCamps are informal opportunities for techies and community media makers to get together with NPR and PBS staff and develop projects together.
PubCamp West focuses specifically on public media in the West, and all participants will have the opportunity to plan and run the event. Participants will be invited to formulate conference tracks and sessions as part of the pre-conference engagement process. Significant portions of the event will be left open and reserved for attendees to create their own sessions on the weekend of the event itself.
A happy hour event to meet fellow PubCampers will be offered on Friday August 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Congregation Ale House Patio, 201 E. Broadway Ave, Long Beach, Calif. 90802.
Admission is free to PubCamp, but RSVP’s are required with limited space available at http://pubcamp12.eventbrite.com Those. interested in attending can contact Jasmine Bulin at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions or information.
About PBS SoCaL
PBS SoCaL, formerly KOCE-TV, is Southern California’s PBS station dedicated to interactively educating, entertaining, and enlightening the greater Los Angeles area. With its three unique broadcast channels. PBS SoCaL HD, PBS OC, and WORLD TV, PBS SoCaL provides award-winning programs like Frontline, NewsHour, NOVA, Nature, and Masterpiece, as well as local productions Real Orange, SoCaL Insider With Rick Reiff, and Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown. Through community outreach initiatives including PBS SoCaL Education, PBS SoCaL provides local schools access to new media materials that engage students in 21st century learning. Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at www.pbssocal.org.