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PodCamp Began as a Conversation

The very first PodCamp was held in Boston in September 2006. It came out of a conversation between Chris Brogan and Christopher S. Penn, two early adopters of podcasting technology. They were inspired by the BarCamp model of technology and web ‘unconferences’, and they established PodCamp in the same light, with a focus on digital content.

UnConference

nounun·con·fer·ence/ˈənkänf(ə)rəns/

a loosely structured conference emphasizing the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants, rather than following a conventionally structured program of events.

From there, the concept spread around the world very quickly, with PodCamp Toronto being one of the first to spring out of the PodCamp Boston idea. Because PodCamp is a fluid, community driven event, many cities the world over have hosted their own. Yet, few cities have continued to host PodCamp as long as Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

PodCamp Toronto Began Just Months After

The first PodCamp Toronto was hosted in February 2007 at Ryerson University’s Rogers Communication Centre. The warm atmosphere of sharing and community proved strong enough to bring people together in Canada’s infamously chilly winters year after year.

Today, PodCamp Toronto is still running and still sparking conversations. Over the years our community has grown. We believe that once a PodCamper, always a PodCamper.

850 Speakers
15 Sponsors
5,489 Registrations
Parent Org.
2007-2009
2010-2013
2014
2015
2016

They’ve allowed PodCamp Toronto to cover expenses like the venue, equipment rentals, printing costs, and the ever-important coffee.

Orginizing Committee

PodCamp Toronto is organized by volunteers from the digital media world. We’re designers, communications professionals, entrepreneurs, community activists, and more. As you click through the years, you’ll see changes among the names and faces in the organizing committee. PodCamp is a community endeavour and, as such, our community members take turns spearheading the event each year. Still, we all remain connected.

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • John Leschinski Chair
  • Rick Weiss Finances / Community
  • Sam Dunsiger Volunteers
  • Lily Mills Programming
  • Yan Zhou PR / Media
  • John Leschinski Chairman
  • Rick Wiess Finance
  • Kathryn Boland PR / Media
  • Rayanne Langdon Programming
  • Adam Weitner Community
  • Evelyn Shaller-Auslander Sponsorship
  • Sam Dunsiger Volunteers
  • John Leschinski Chairman
  • Rick Wiess Finance
  • Kathryn Boland PR / Media
  • Rayanne Langdon Programming
  • Adam Weitner Community
  • Karim Kanji Sponsorship
  • Sam Dunsiger Volunteers
  • John Leschinski Chairman
  • Rick Wiess Finance
  • Kathryn Boland Sponsorship
  • Mark VanTol Events
  • Adam Weitner Community
  • Dr. Vibe Volunteers
  • Sam Dunsiger Volunteers
  • Connie Crosby
  • John Leschinski
  • Daniele Rossi
  • Adam Weitner
  • Mark VanTol
  • Rob Lee
  • Dr. Vibe
  • Eden Spodek
  • Sam Dunsiger
  • Leona Hobbs
  • Connie Crosby
  • John Meadows
  • Daniele Rossi
  • John Leschinski
  • Mircea Baldean
  • Rob Lee
  • Mark van Tol
  • Eden Spodek
  • Leona Hobbs
  • Connie Crosby
  • John Meadows
  • Daniele Rossi
  • John Leschinski
  • Mircea Baldean
  • Michelle Tampoya
  • Rob Lee
  • Heather Leson
  • Mark van Tol
  • Eden Spodek
  • Dave Fleet
  • Leona Hobbs
  • Sheri Moore
  • Mike Dodd
  • Tommy Vallier
  • Jay Moonah
  • Connie Crosby
  • Rob Lee
  • Eden Spodek
  • Dave Fleet
  • Sean McGaughey
  • Tommy Vallier
  • Jay Moonah
  • Connie Crosby
  • Rob Lee
  • Eden Spodek
  • Katherine Matthewes
  • Sean McGaughey
  • Tommy Vallier
  • Jay Moonah
  • Leesa Barnes
  • Brent Morris
  • Julien Smith
  • Mitch Joel

Stay Connected

PodCamp Toronto is all about connections - with people and ideas. How do we keep connected in fast moving world? We’re as social as you are.

Press

Stories about PodCamp Toronto have been featured in local and national news outlets. For enquiries about the upcoming event, contact the organizing team.. The best person to reach out to is Yan Zhou.

Yan Zhou
Media Director