Pictures tell a thousand words. Certainly in laying the foundations and cocreating this event, we have many many takeaways in collaboration, organising, hybrid, pods, remote audience, virtual engagament, Open Source as only you can learn by doing. I want to thank the wonderful contributors to Event Camp Europe, the participants, Live in Pods and virtual, the Sponsors, Technicians, Speakers, our star Virtual Emcee Emilie Barta, our venue(s), Pod organisers, our ROI consultant and co-creator Elling Hamso and Rosa Garriga Mora, the ROI week visitors but most of all those wonderful people crazy enough to venture into such adventure. Thank you dearly my fellow producers of the very first ever Event Camp Europe. You are true stars who made this happen: Jenise Fryatt, Lindsey Rosenthal, Paul Cook for making this adventure one never to forget and one in which we embrace the boundaries of what we know and what we want to learn. The storify enclosed below is a tribute to all those brave enough to experiment at the boundaries of what we know today. May we someday look back ad smile. I have after reviewing the content and compiling what you see below. I welcome your comments and thoughts on the effect and impact of events like Event Camp Europe and what else we can do to look around the corner at what’s coming our way in the future. Ruud Janssen

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I’d like to ask your ideas and help/assistance on getting some solid pre-event traction on the My Dream App grand experiment at the upcoming EventCamp Twin Cities. Below you’ll find a brief explanation of the format. 
Collecting pre-event contributions and votes on the Apps currently used most, will be critical to the success of this component of the program. 
Ideas on how to improve the App experience from 3 perspectives (Participant/Event Organiser/Speaker) will be collected on a special series on Google Moderator here:

#ECTC11 – My Dream App

My Dream App is a grand experiment to see what happens when you combine your current mobile app usage with the expertise of some of the brightest minds in the event industry (event camp attendees) and get great ideas and feedback. 

It works like this:

1) Submit the name of the Apps you most use today on your mobile device? 

2) Share with us the name and basic functionality of the App (Why you like it)

3) More importantly share with us what you are missing to make this the Best App ever for your meeting and event. 

We will be looking at Apps in 3 categories. 
1) Participant Apps
2) Event Organiser Apps
3) Facilitator or Speaker Apps

Submit multiple entries and vote on apps you are also actively using so we get a longlist of the most used apps by the Event Camp enthusiasts. 

Your input will be enriched with peer insights to craft a list of desireable Apps. 

In the mobile apps session we will look at some eccentric apps and dream up what future apps could do to make us more productive, attentive and insanely engaged. 

We think we’ll have 3 innovative, killer apps by the end of this event, and it’ll be up to you to help decide which ideas make the cut, and how they evolve throughout the event. Sit back and enjoy. This is going to an insanely great ride.

Are you in? 

Look forward to your input and contributions, 

Ruud Janssen 
TNOC | The New Objective Collective