Some of you may remember my post last year after the PodcampTopeka meet up, this year I’m actually going to get a post in before Podcamp.  David Lee King, Lisa Coble-Krings and Bill Ludwig asked me if I wanted to help with the planning and the answer was obviously YES. Also my wife Alissa Sheley and a local blogger Joe Cheray have been helping out on the board.

We learned from our mistakes made last year, and have added a few new features that we’re hoping will be a big hit. One of them is a keynote speaker, I’m REALLY thrilled about this; our keynote speaker is someone I’ve known for 5-7 years. He’s written a great book on managing your online forums (which I have a copy and hopefully will get it signed) as well as one of the developers of the largest forum hacking community in the world. (phpBBHacks) This is where I had originally met Patrick O’Keefe, and have since grown a good relationship with him on Twitter.

Another one of the amazing things this year is our sponsors; you still have time to sponsor along with a few famous social media bloggers/developers like Mashable and BlipTV.

I’m really hoping for a good turnout, last time I checked we’re on pace to pass our number for last year. This year we really want to get the small local businesses in Topeka to show up and hopefully pick up a few things to help bring traffic to their establishment.

I know this is short, but I wanted to get a few links out and of course the PodcamptTopeka link. You’ll be able to follow the conversation on Twitter by saving the #PodCampTopeka hash tag. I’ll get another post out after the event. I’m going to take my Flip camera to get a quick video interview with Patrick and add it to my successful forum sections.

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