Phone stacking at #ECEU brainstorm on Flickr.

Great exercise during the #ECEU brainstorm.

During lunch stack all the phones on the middle of the table to prevent distraction from phone use. The person that first touches his/her phone has to pay for lunch (or the drinks after lunch).

Each participant tracked the amount of times they reached for their “phantom” phone and after lunch this is briefly reviewed.

Very entertaining and educational indeed + stimulates
It’s amazing how this makes you aware of our new neurosis of connectivity and how it interferes our meals.

Can recommend anyone to try this.

Instigated and Inspired by Gerrit Heijkoop during #ECEU brainstorm at Amsterdam RAI on March 2, 2012.

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

View the story “Event Camp Europe” on Storify]

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


The follow up of a webinar presentation is potentially a good conversation starter around a place of common care.

As promissed in my webinar co-hosted this afternoon by the Event ROI Institute for the 2 day course during ROI week at Down Hall in London, UK on 7&8 September 2011 followed by the application of the learning during the third day at very first ever EventCamp Europe , I committed to posting the presentation and an audio recording  of this very webinar. 

Below the fruits of my promise:

TNOC Embracing Social Media and Hybrid Event Strategy Webinar

Published TNOC Social Media and Hybrid Events Strategy Webinar on Scribd

Hopefully we meet in person at EventCamp Europe or the 3 day course to take away tangible results from 3 days of strategy and tactical training leading to operational results. 

I look forward to any of your questions or remarks in the comment box below, 

Ruud Janssen