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Geek Events

  1. Running Geek Events: I ♥ Nerdz! srsly… who has time for this crap? by Dave McClure (@DaveMcClure)
  2. So… why the Hell r u Doing This? <ul><li>BE SELFISH! </li></ul><ul><li>Fame? </li></ul><ul><li>Fortune? </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>and… </li></ul><ul><li>Love  </li></ul>
  3. How to Make Your Shit Rock. <ul><li>Get Help! (1+ partner in crime) </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm 3 F’n Awesome Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>great topics and/or great speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus on Core Theme & Keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media (usually) makes it Better </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slides, Video, Twitter (#HashTag), etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dare to be D I F F E R E N T ! </li></ul>
  4. Who Makes the Donuts? <ul><li>You + Someone Else </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>VIPs </li></ul><ul><li>Smart People </li></ul><ul><li>FUN People </li></ul><ul><li>Grunts & Groupies </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors, Vendors, Conflicted Parties </li></ul>
  5. Tools & Social Media <ul><li>Eventbrite/PayPal </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Plancast </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs/Photos/Video </li></ul>
  6. Examples <ul><li>SMASH Summit </li></ul><ul><li>GeeksOnaPlane </li></ul><ul><li>Warm Gun </li></ul><ul><li>Startup2Startup </li></ul><ul><li>StartupVisa </li></ul><ul><li>Startonomics </li></ul><ul><li>PayPal Connect </li></ul><ul><li>??? </li></ul>

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