I wrapped up the one-day WordCamp Victoria 2011 on Saturday, January 22nd. And, without pause, tickets went on sale for Social Media Camp 2011 – with a goal of putting on an absolute top-notch, world-class Social Media event right here in Victoria.

If you were at the last Social Media Camp, the next one will be even better! And longer, with two full days of speakers, networking, workshops and more!

When I got into the tech business 20 years ago, I honestly never thought I’d be organizing events like this. It’s a lot of hard work, but I really do love it!

This past one was the third WordCamp I organized in Victoria, Victoria’s largest to date, and the largest WordCamp in British Columbia history, with about 165 people in attendance. We had 2 panels, 17 presentations, a busy Genius Camp and a busy coffee lounge.

The very cool part was the way people finally started getting the “camp” concept. It’s not a conference; you get what you want out of it, and you help other people learn. In previous WordCamps here, people would make their way from session to session, doing very little networking and very little one-on-one or small group sharing … I saw this totally change this time, and I was so thrilled to see things take shape.

In the feedback, many people mentioned how they enjoyed the Genius Bar the best.

I can’t wait for the next event … June 3rd and 4th at the Victoria Conference Centre. See you there!