I’m excited to announce that on September 20, 2008 BarCampBank is coming to Vancouver.
Gene Blishen, Tim McAlpine and I are putting a stake in the ground, after talking about doing it for some time.
Now, some of you may be asking, what the hell is a BarCampBank. From the main BarCampBank page:
What if we changed banking and finance?
The aim of BarCampBank is to foster innovations and the creation of new business models in the world of banking and finance.
The first one in North America was in Seattle last July, and it was a truly transformative experience. For me, the ideas, relationships and bonds formed in those two days are invaluable, and the memories of it are strong and very good.
Lots of details to be worked out, like an exact location, but it will take place on September 20, 2008. The cost is always break-even (think $25 CAD), so its worth the travel expense for my East Coast readers.
Go to the wiki page to add your name to the list. It will not disappoint!
PS: Thanks to Morriss Partee, whom I credit for keeping BarCampBank alive and kicking in North America. Thanks Morriss, looking forward to seeing you here! Also, I believe it was his idea to create something with the acronym BCBBC. Who couldn’t love that!
NOTE: My original post accidentally said that this was on July 20th. It is, in fact on September 20th!