REBarCamp vs. RECamp
In 2008, the first Real Estate BarCamp was born in San Francisco and was scheduled for the day before Inman Connect, led by Andy Kaufman which has spread across the nation like wildfire. BarCamps occur in other industries and in other countries and are based on an un-conference format that is interactive based upon attendees’ presentations as groups break into smaller groups.
BarCamps are (as you guessed) typically held in a bar and were founded on the principle of open group sharing of information at a low cost (free to attendees) in an effort to educate the whole and began as a technology-development-focused concept and has evolved.
So it has been proposed to remove the word “bar” from the term as the concept has changed. Does it matter that recamp(dot)com is already taken? What are the logistics behind this potential shift? Is this a game of semantics or does changing the name of the event aide in the larger evolution of REBarCamp?
UPDATE: David G’s Take:
Take the poll- should the word “bar” be removed?
Although I haven’t confirmed with David Gibbons, according to Jim Reppond, David G is proposing the shift of phrase:
What do YOU think?
Why do you think it should or shouldn’t change and does it alter the future of REBarCamps?