BookCamp Vancouver 2009 Unconference: SOLD OUT, Waiting List Available

Thanks to a sudden leak to twitter the BookCamp Vancouver 2009 Unconference registration was opened for a week and is now SOLD OUT.  A waiting list has been posted for those of you who want to attend.  We are expecting to have a limited number of spaces available so please sign up soon if you want to attend!

Thanks!  Wow.  Sold out in one week…. for a weird thing about books?  Are you nuts?

Participation is crucial and your ideas and experiences are vital to making this a success.  Looking forward to seeing you there and exploring the future of books, publishing and reading.


Forget Frankfurt!

BookCamp Vancouver is a user-generated un_conference that brings print publishers, educators, community builders and the tech community together – for free! BookCamp Vancouver is an opportunity to explore the present and future of books and book-like technologies. It’s open to anyone interested in the publishing industry and the potential dynamics of the reader/creator/publisher relationship.

Join us for a day of sharing new ideas, radical notions and engaging conversation! We’ll consider the future of the Book as an object; examine its ongoing role as a delivery mechanism for stories, information and entertainment; and examine how publishers can leverage themselves for success in the digital age.

Participants and self-selected guests will choose the agenda for the day, forming breakup groups to discuss and potentially create future book technologies, workflows, and grand schemes. Lend your passion and expertise to Bookcamp Vancouver by volunteering to facilitate a session.

Our plan is for this to be a day of talking and doing – of rolling up the proverbial shirt sleeves and tinkering with the publishing mechanism. We’re inviting authors, typographers, designers, printers, technologists, booksellers, literary agents, publishers and geeks of every stripe to come along and consider if and how technology can transform and perhaps improve on The Book.

Lots more information about BookCamp Vancouver can be found at and Once you’re registered, go and check it out!

Sean Cranbury is the Executive Editor of Books on the Radio. He's also Founder and Creative Director of the Real Vancouver Writers' Series. Sean is General Manager at the legendary Storm Crow Tavern and consults with literary arts organizations on digital communications strategies.

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