It’s that time of year. Resolutions are made. New projects started. Goals set. The invigorating start of the year also provides a prime opportunity to try something new. Start your New Year right by planning to share your Mediasite experience or expertise at UNLEASH 2011, the annual Mediasite User Conference, held May 16-18 in Madison, Wisconsin.

It’s the best networking and learning venue for Mediasite enthusiasts worldwide. And it’s all possible with individuals like you:

  • Sharing unique Mediasite applications for lecture capture, training, elearning, event webcasting or outreach
  • Providing behind the scenes glimpses of your Mediasite implementation
  • Offering up best practices, tips and tricks
  • Divulging strategies that helped take your Mediasite implementation to the next level

Our call for speakers is now open, and I invite you to submit a speaking proposal (or two). But don’t delay. The deadline for submission is February 1.

The best part, aside from inherent recognition and fame possibilities among Mediasite peers? As an accepted speaker your UNLEASH conference pass is FREE – a $595 value.

Need a bit of inspiration for presentation themes? Get your creative juices flowing with these starter topic lists for Mediasite in Action, Tech Talk or Strategies that Work sessions. Or check out last year’s complete line-up of sessions and the UNLEASH 2010 sample Mediasite Catalog. But don’t let these limit you – be creative, share your successes!

"What I really enjoy about UNLEASH is the information given both by the Mediasite personnel and also the end users — specifically, the end users because you get real live stories. You get to meet a lot of people who are in your same business, who you can share ideas with and who can share ideas with you. So you always come back revved up and ready to go for another year."

Larry Doele, Michigan Public Health Institute

If speaking is not your thing, contribute to UNLEASH 2011 by letting us know what you want to see and hear at this year’s conference. Specifically, what do you want to learn or take away? What topics interest you most? Share your input online in the UNLEASH group of the Mediasite User Group Community. (Not a MUG member yet? Join here, then connect with the UNLEASH group.)

I’m already looking forward to another information- and inspiration-packed UNLEASH. Hope you’re a part of it.