Hello fellow BarCampers,
After much anticipation I am happy (and relieved) to announce that tickets are now available for REBarCamp 2013! We’ve done a ton of work this year to make this year’s BarCamp the best it can be. First, some quick facts:
When: Tuesday January 15th, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM till 4:00 PM (happy hour and dinner to follow but more on that later)
Where: The Roger Smith Hotel (48th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan NYC)
Attendees: All of the best and brightest our industry has to offer. That means you so bring your A game and get your geek on!
I don’t wan to belabor the point but every year we have done this event, it has gotten better and better. This year will be no exception. Another thing to mention is that every year we have done this it has SOLD OUT. When this happens it’s bittersweet. On the one hand, it’s great when you know there will be a great big crowd of really great people coming together to do great things. On the other, you feel bad every time you receive an email from someone who forgot to buy their ticket or couldn’t find the time. There is always a long waiting list for REBCNY. Fortunately we have a really great waiting list system in place with Eventbrite this year. Here’s the thing, I don’t want you to be on that list.
Unlike many other BarCamps, we have to charge people a small amount to attend REBCNY simply because we wouldn’t be able to afford to put this event on solely based on sponsorship money. New York is expensive – ridiculously expensive. We do our best to keep the costs down as much as possible. We even release Early Bird Tickets far below cost for folks that are concerned about the funds. The thing is, it’s still not free. Because of this we get about a 1% no-show rate. Other BarCamps tend to have a much higher rate so your odds are better with their waiting lists. PLEASE, get your tickets now.
The number of attendees will be limited to 150 people. Please get in there and register yourselves. We’ve tried to make it as easy as humanly possible to do this and are using Eventbrite for the first time this year. Click HERE , register to secure your place, and look for a confirmation email from us. That’s it.
Another thing that is a bit different this year is that REBCNY will be the day before Inman so you can come on in from out of town one day early and take advantage of this event AND Agent Reboot AND Inman. This is the first time you will be able to do all of this over a span of four days. We’re excited about this.
We would also like to ask you a favor- come prepared to participate. Since we are limited to a mere 150 people, we need everyone to come with their A game. Start thinking about a session you will want to do. Start talking to your fellow BarCampers to see if they have any idea or if they want to team up with you to do that session. The big board will be crowded this year and I’m betting that choosing what session you are going to sit in each slot will be tough – and that’s a good thing. It keeps the other sessions honest and it makes it easier to change gears in your session in the event that it’s not going the way it should.
We have had a ton of great success and amazing support from our sponsors BUT we are not done yet. There are still a number of things we need help with. If you, your company, your broker, your uncle, your dog, whoever wants to be a sponsor please contact us HERE and let us know about it. Thank you for all of your continuing support.
We are looking forward to seeing you on January 15th.