2014 Spring Conference – DaVinci’s Faire

DaVinci Machines

All DaVinci images used by permission from the DaVinci Machines Exhibition

BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton – April 12 & 13 (Sat & Sun). Join us for “DaVinci’s Faire” – a weekend of learning, wonder, and amazement! Besides our traditional BarCamp “unConference” experience where YOU are the expert, we will have Makers, Inventors, Robots, Gamers and tons of fun. If you thought past BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton events were great – you haven’t seen anything yet!

Best of all – BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton is FREE when you pre-register. Register here for DaVinci’s Faire. There are also many interesting happenings outside BarCamp that we have planned for the Bradenton 2014 event series - please plan to bring your family for the weekend!

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What is DaVinci’s Faire?

A BarCamp is an open-format conference where everyone is welcome to speak on any topic they’re passionate about. Note that sessions aren’t scheduled in advance; the agenda is created the day of the event in the spirit of an “un-conference.” You can see the schedule of daily events here.

davinci mona lisa and flying machineSo what have we done to create DaVinci’s Faire at BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton? We’re glad you asked!!

Imagine that, besides the traditional BarCamp experience, you would also be able to walk around a Faire containing Makers with their cool gadgets and machines, Inventors showing off their ideas and prototypes, First Robotics teams running their creations in the hallways, and a Gamers room where there will be game design sessions, discussion of advanced gaming concepts, and surely, games being played!

BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton can be described in three words: Share – Learn – Grow. Every attendee – no matter how old or young – has a story and an expertise. Come prepared to learn and share as we all grow together. Register here for DaVinci’s Faire. … and don’t even think of missing the fun.

Makers and Inventors and Robotics teams register for a table to share your “creations from.”

Bring your family for a terrific weekend in beautiful Bradenton, FL. There’s plenty to do and see, including the Bradenton Riverwalk (opened in late 2012), the South Florida Museum, beaches, Village of the Arts, Historic Bradenton, and much, much more! As a special treat – be sure to see the DaVinci Machines Exhibition.

Manatee_Technical_Institute

Wow, what a weekend! We will again be enjoying the incredible Manatee Technical Institute facility on State Road 70 near I-75 in Bradenton, Florida. And if that’s not enough, you can visit an actual DaVinci Machines Exhibition, on loan from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy, and is one of just three such exhibits traveling the world. This exhibition is on display in downtown Bradenton.

So, what is a BarCamp?

More than 300 business and technology enthusiasts typically participate in BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton’s Conference events. Approximately 40 local authorities will speak on business and technology issues ranging from Video Marketing to LinkedIn to Search Engine Optimization Rock Stars to How to Write Online Press Releases to Writing Business Plans.

BarCampSarasota-BradentonThe topics for the conference depend on you. Just show up on April 12th and 13th, 2014. If you have anything you’d like to share, sign up a the event to speak. Everyone is invited. Here are the guidelines:

  • You must want to help others learn what you know!
  • You are not here to sell – you’re giving away a very valuable commodity – your knowledge.

If you don’t want to present a topic alone, there are a number of panels you can join, you can start a panel discussion of your own, or create a Birds of a Feather session on a topic with like-minded people. BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton is a conversation. Please join in!

BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton’s conference events are FREE* and OPEN TO EVERYONE with the desire to learn in an open, engaging environment. We operate in an open forum format where attendees are encouraged to be active participants and share their ideas. Let your interests guide you! Bring your ideas to share, whether by signing up to discuss an area of expertise, demonstrating your project, becoming part of a panel discussion, or taking part in engaging conversations with other like-minded people.

To get you thinking about what you can contribute, topics from previous conferences have included: business development, entrepreneurship and start-ups, technology and innovation from new media, green technology, software/mobile applications, marketing, science-fiction, inventions and gadgets, community and economic development, robotics, art and design, and much more.

Need more information, including local hotel links?  Please check the Conference FAQ.

* FREE registration is available for those who register in advance. Entry is $10 at the door if you don’t do us the favor of pre-registering.

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