I can’t believe there are only two months left before Unleash 2013! It seems like we were just wrapping up last year’s Mediasite User Conference, but our seventh annual program is just around the corner. This year will be our biggest one yet with hundreds from all over the world in attendance here in Madison, Wis. 

Unleash is the best networking and learning venue for Mediasite enthusiasts worldwide, and that’s because of you. Over the years countless Mediasite users have shared their Mediasite best practices, how-to’s and practical advice for lecture capture, enterprise webcasting and video management. 

The call for proposals is now open, and I hope you’ll consider sharing your Mediasite experience and expertise with your peers. 

We’re doing things a bit different this year. Our new Show & Share format gives attendees and presenters the opportunity to share and discuss their success stories through more casual, one-on-ones or small groups. As a speaker you’ll share your expertise with brief informal presentations in a poster-style room layout.  But there’s plenty of opportunity for creativity and fun. We’re looking for engaging and interactive presentations. Think about how video, Mediasite presentations, photos or other hands-on props can be used while discussing your story. With multiple presenters in a large community space, the new Show & Share format allows attendees to move freely between several presentations and engage in deeper conversations with speakers. And that’s what Unleash is all about. 

And this is the best part! If your Show & Share presentation is accepted, you’ll get the speaker discount to register for Unleash for only $295. That’s $700 off the standard registration! Hurry, the deadline to submit is March 1 so apply today

Naturally, some topics require a more traditional presentation format. Unleash will have a select number of Mediasite in Action sessions for these types of presentations. So if you think your topic is better suited to this category, just contact me and we can discuss your idea. 

According to long-time Unleash attendee Todd Hutchings from the Ontario Hospital Association, “the willingness of all those who attend to share their ideas, solutions and enthusiasm" is what makes Unleash so great. 

“It doesn’t matter what level of understanding you have about Mediasite, beginners and experienced users alike can learn valuable information from the variety of sessions, workshops and networking opportunities that are provided,” Todd says. 

Speaking isn’t your thing? That’s fine, too. Contribute by letting us know what you want to learn from this year’s conference.  

Share your input in the Unleash discussion group in the Mediasite User Group Community. If you’re not a MUG member yet, you can join here.   

I can’t wait for another information-packed Unleash! I hope you’re part of it. Remember, the deadline to submit a proposal is March 1 so act now.