re-blogged from www.ReBarCampRye.com
What is a barcamp?
From the www.rebarcamp.com website:
The concept for RE Bar Camp came from a technology BarCamp event held in San Francisco. Wikipedia defines a barcamp a: An international network for user generated conferences-open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants.
RE BarCamp is a BarCamp for Real Estate-what that means-the event is not structured like a typical planned conference. Every session isn’t planned out in advance. No one is paid to deliver a session. Anyone can deliver a session, and attendees are strongly encouraged to participate.
Anyone can lead a session, anyone can participate-or you can feel free to suggest topics that you maybe want to learn more about. It is very much what YOU make of it.
REBarCamp events are run completely by unpaid volunteers; they are typically free because of the support of sponsors.
This is NOT a for profit venture, it is very much a labor of love-to provide a forum where you can comfortably attend,network,learn,grow and participate.
Why 9/11 ?
Having an event on this day was not by design. The New York State Association of Realtors ® has their Fall Business Meetings beginning on September 12th .It was suggested at the Winter Business Meeting that a RE Bar Camp be held on the 11th and they are a sponsor, providing the venue at the Rye Town Hilton.
For all of us ,as a nation collectively ,9/11 is a somber day, a day of remembrance of a most horrific series of terrorists acts that morning.
For those of us in the NYC metropolitan area, our experience of the events of that day, isn’t how we saw it on TV or read about it-it’s how we LIVED it, and how we still live it. Many of us had deeply personal ties and suffered losses of family, friends, colleagues and other loved ones.
The decision to incorporate the obvious significance of the date into the logo was meant in deference and honor to the very acute meaning of the day, and its losses in our area. It was not meant to defame ,or attempt to profit in any way shape or form. Because of the date of the BarCamp,the planning committee decided that there will be a philanthropic component to it-and we are in the process of narrowing down a 9/11 related charity to which a donation will be made (after covering expenses for event, funds exceeding will be donated ).
We hope that you will join us on Saturday September 11th 2010 for RE Bar Camp in Rye, NY. For more information or to RSVP go to www.rebarcamprye.com. Follow us on Twitter @REBCRYE .Event hashtag #REBCRYE and join our facebook page at http://facebook.com/rebcrye .