Tribecon 2010: Why You Should Go

TribeCon 2010 is coming up on October 28 & 29 (next week!) at City Park in conjunction with VooDoo Fest. What is Tribecon? It’s a two day conference right here in New Orleans dedicated to encouraging online and offline community building and spotlights speakers who are walking the walk and are excited to share their experiences with us. Speakers include Baratunde Thurston of The Onion, Ben Huh, CEO of Pet Holdings, Inc, Micki Krimmel, founder of and many more exciting and knowledgable personalities actively engaged in community building.

About this years conference in TribeCon’s own words:

“This year’s theme, Creating Campfires, examines the proverbial “campfires” that we build, ignite and rally around – online and offline. Inspired by the joy New Orleans felt with the Saints winning the Superbowl, and the 2010 study ranking Louisiana the #1 happiest state nationwide, this year’s theme examines positivity, fun, & joy in communities. You’ll learn about what it takes to create, measure and maintain these communities from world-class experts who have built successful careers and organizations doing just that.”

I asked Megan Hargroder, Community Manager of Launch Pad New Orleans and TribeCon organizer, “How can TribeCon help those of us who are not as tech savvy as most of your speakers and participants?” Her answer:

“This year we are all about “takeaways” – making sure that participants leave with truly applicable lessons and information about creating communities online as well as some more basic things such as how to price your services for freelancers and entrepreneurs and how to create successful e-newsletter campaigns.”

Sounds good to me!

2010 is the second year for TribeCon. Check out this video to learn about it’s birth here in New Orleans:

TribeCon incorporates a day-of-service this year too.  On October 23 TribeCon will host a build with the NERDOrleans group from San Francisco hosted by and benefiting the St. Bernard Project.

On Friday, October 22 (tomorrow!) TribeCon present Delivering Happiness to New Orleans with Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.  Register here for this free event.

TribeCon tickets can be purchased here.


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