What is ProductCamp?

ProductCamp St. Charles County will be held on October 14, 2016 in order to give small to mid-size manufacturers the answers they need to take their business to the next level. Known as an "unconference", this collaborative and professional event is geared to anyone who builds, designs, markets or manages product development.

ProductCamp started in Silicon Valley in 2008. Now ~50 cities around the world (in North America, Europe, Australia and India) have ProductCamp events. This first ProductCamp St. Charles County is expected to draw 100 participants and is already creating a lot of buzz in St. Charles County. 

The Agenda

Unlike a “traditional” conference, the agenda for a ProductCamp event isn’t planned in advance. That is why the event is often referred to as “unconference.” Everyone in attendance will vote on the sessions to be held from the submissions received in advance and up to the morning of the event. If you would be interested in giving a session, it's as simple as submitting a 3 sentence overview. Need topic ideas? Check out this list from ProductCamp St. Louis

How do I know if I should attend if I don’t know what’s on the agenda?

The great thing about a ProductCamp is that the sessions are chosen by the participants, not the organizers, so there’s a much higher chance the sessions will be interesting and relevant. Additionally, ProductCamps follow the “two-foot rule”: if you’re in a session and want to leave, use your two feet and go somewhere else.

Most ProductCamp participants don’t complain about there not being good sessions. In fact, it’s usually quite the opposite — they complain that there are too many good sessions going on at once and they can’t get to them all. Again, the “two-foot rule” encourages you to sample multiple sessions, rather than feeling trapped in one room because you don’t want to offend the session leader.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who builds, designs, markets or manages a product or service will benefit from ProductCamp. If you’re interested in transforming your business you should attend. If your job title has anything to do with products or marketing or business development or if you’re the owner of a business you should attend. ProductCamps routinely attract project managers, business analysts, and venture capitalists, among others too.

Participants come from a wide variety of industries: agriculture, manufacturing, biotech, financial and professional services and so  more. Attendees come from businesses large and small. You’ll meet people who work in B2B, B2C and non-profits. Registration is only $20 for the ProductCamp experience.

October 14, 2016

1:00-5:00 pm
​Doors open at 12:00 pm for networking.
Ranken Technical College – Wentzville
Taylor Automotive Center
751 Parr Road
Wentzville, MO 63385​
Psst... Speakers
Use the promotional code: Speaker
for FREE registration!
This is the first ProductCamp in St. Charles County, and it's already generating a lot of interest!

​ProductCamp sponsorships and exhibit booth opportunities are available!

For more information, contact:
Marc Bowers
314-269-7986 | mbowers@stlouismakes.com
Scott Drachnik
636-255-6060 | sdrachnik@sccmo.org