Product Managers go camping in Minnesota this November

by Geoff Dutton


Similar to MinneBar, Product Camp is an “unconference” where attendees (more appropriately, participants) are encouraged to set the agenda and lead discussions throughout the day. Product Camp is geared to be hyper relevant to product developers, managers and marketers — since they’re creating their own experiences.

Set for Saturday, November 12, Product Camp III will take place at the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus. Organizer Barry Doctor is expecting between 150-200 participants throughout the day, consistent with years past;  registration is free thanks  to sponsors like Lawson Software and AIPMM.

In the morning, participants will vote on what sessions they would like to be part of, which sets the days agenda. Some of the proposed topics so far include: The Art of Brainstorming, Building a Community Around Your Product, Dealing with Product Launch in an Agile/Scrum world.

“It’s an ideal opportunity for sharing best practices between professionals from across the region,” says Doctor.

Product Camp events have been held all over the country in cities such as Austin and Boston, and even globally in cities such as Pune, India and Berlin, Germany.  If you have expertise that you’d like to share, you can submit your topic by via proposal form by November 4, 2011.