Event Replay ~ RE BarCampSTL Pictures and Video

June 14, 2010 by  
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RE BarCamp St. Louis was a blast today!

We had a great turnout with a good balance between social media veterans and those heading straight to our beginner track. Throughout the entire day I saw lots of smiles and overheard hallway conversations on just about every topic you can imagine.

In typical BarCamp fashion, the 8 of us who got together for dinner last night decided to change up the schedule at the last minute and split the hour long sessions into shorter 45 minute sessions so we could squeeze in more topics.

After a full morning and afternoon of breakout sessions, you would think that everyone would get sluggish in the afternoon. Not true at RE BarCampSTL!

We actually planned for 4 afternoon sessions, but the participants were so engaged in discussions that we we almost had to kick people out of the room at the end of every single session so the next one could start. By late afternoon, running a tad behind schedule, we ended up going from session 3 straight to our networking open bar.

But as the conversations continued over food and beer, no one seemed to mind.

Enjoy the video and some pictures of the day’s events.

Chris Draper (@FPO), Brian Copeland (@NashvilleBrian) and Bobbie Howe (@bobbiehowe)

Brad Korn and Rich Bailey presented well attended sessions.

See more pictures of RE BarCamp St. Louis on our Flickr group page (and make sure you add your pictures to the group!)


BarCamp Venue FloorPlan

June 13, 2010 by  
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The link above is the interactive floorplan of the Stegeman Facility.  The Venue for REBCSTL!

This link and Tour is  a work in progress – We will add more info to the floorplan including pics of the event and class schedule.  Ill set up a way for you to participate and send photos as well!


Nitty Gritty Details for RE BarCamp St. Louis

June 11, 2010 by  
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We’re only 3 days away from RE BarCampSTL and the registrations continue to come in every day.

Here is a rundown of what will be happening to help you get the most out of the event.


Yes, Re BarCamp is a free event for attendees. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t cost money. We have sponsors covering breakfast, lunch, the venue and an open bar.

Since we get charged by the person for food and drink, we need to know if you plan to attend. We’re not saying that we won’t let you in if you show up at the door and haven’t pre-registered, but please be considerate and sign up so we can get an accurate head count.

The same goes for canceling your reservation if your plans change and you won’t be able to attend.

But I can only attend part of the day. Can I still come?

Of course.

My friend called me on Sunday and said she wanted to come too. Is it too late?

Absolutely not. We should have enough space to accommodate anyone who shows up at the door, though they may be on their own for food if we get an overwhelming number of surprise attendees.


As we’ve mentioned in prior posts, anyone is welcome to submit a request to do a presentation. In order to avoid having 5 people plan similar presentations, please leave a comment on this post with your topic.

If you can’t be there all day and need a specific time slot, let us know that too.

When you sign in on Monday morning, you will also be given an opportunity to submit a request to be a presenter.

Breakout sessions will be one hour long and will start at 9:30 am, 10:45 am, 1 pm and 2:15 pm. Since BarCamp’s are designed to be interactive, you should allow some time for discussion or questions.

We will have projectors and screens, so feel free to put something together on your laptop if you think visual aids will help. The plan is to have 3-4 breakout sessions during each time slot.

Depending on how popular your topic is, expect anywhere between 10-50 people attending. If you plan on bringing anything to hand out, you should arrive with copies already made.

Event Schedule:

Here’s an update on the day’s activities:

8:30 AM – Doors open

8:30-9:00 AM – Registration and breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 AM – Welcome and orientation

9:30 – 10:30 AM – Breakout session 1

10:45 – 11:45 AM – Breakout session 2

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch and networking

1:00 – 2:00 PM – Breakout session 3

2:15 – 3:15 PM – Breakout session 4

3:30 – 4:00 PM – Social Media Mastermind discussions

4:00 – 6:00 PM – Open bar (beer, wine & soda) & networking

Evening – Tweetup after event to be announced

What to Expect:

BarCamp’s are relaxed events. Dress is casual or business casual.

The event is put together by a handful of volunteers who are trying to pull this together in between selling homes and running their own businesses, so while you can expect a fabulous learning event, don’t expect perfect event coordination.

If you don’t like how the chairs are set up for your presentation, move them.

If a breakout session is out of chairs when you come in, pull a chair off the stacks that will be around or grab one from another room. Or sit on the floor.

If you are in the middle of a great conversation that will offer more value then any of the breakout sessions, find a quiet corner and keep talking.

If you don’t like any of the topics during a breakout session period, find a few other people and start your own discussion.

A big part of the BarCamp experience is networking. Bring lots of business cards so you can keep in touch.

WiFi and Laptops:

The Stegton Banquet Center has free WiFi and we will have plenty of power strips available for you to recharge those batteries if needed. Bring your laptop, iPad or netbook so you can take notes and try out things during the sessions.

If you are on twitter, be sure to use the official hashtag #REBCSTL when tweeting about the event.

Still not sure you should bring your laptop with you?

If you are new to social media and are hoping to get started on twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or one of the many other social media options, you can probably even find someone who will help you download apps and get signed up.

Don’t have a laptop?

That’s ok. You can take notes the old fashioned way.


If I left something out, just leave a comment below or send an email to Karen Goodman or Jessica Hickok.

We can also be reached on twitter (@karenstl or @sugarcube).


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