Last year I attended the original BarCampBank San Francisco and had a fantastic time (I blogged about the experience here.) It is an unstructured, participant-organized, conference on banking/payments/financial services innovation.
BarCampBank events have been held in cities around the world and are refreshingly open and informal. If your budget is tight, your company is limiting conference attendees, and you find yourself missing the opportunity to network and spend a day or two immersed in deep conversation about the future of financial services and emerging technologies I strongly encourage you to attend.
BarCampBank SanFrancisco (BCBSF) is like a day long version of going out to lunch with a bunch of really smart people who share your passion for finance and innovation.
It’s designed to foster discussions on the future of financial services, particularly related to banking. The program is informal and the sessions are created the morning of the event, based on what participants want to discuss. This helps keep the agenda relevant and also allows people to more easily connect with those who have similar interests.
There will be folks attending from startups, financial services companies and the media.
This year, the venue is sponsored by the SF Fire Credit Union and rumor has it they are providing cool SFFD tee-shirts.
BarCampBank San Francisco 2
Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 9:00 AM – ?
Sunday, April 26, 2009 (start time tbd) to 12:00 Noon
600 Avenue M, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA (Google Map here)
To learn more about BarCamps in general and BarCampBankSF in particular, visit the BarCampBankSF wiki.
If you are outside the SF Bay Area, there are upcoming BarCampBank events in other locations:
- BarCampBankVegas is set for May 2, 2009
- BarCampBankCharlotte is currently being planned
- BarCampBankMadison is currently being planned
- BarCampBankBarcelona is currently being planned
- BarCampBankEstonia is currently being planned for Autumn 2008.
- BarCampMoneyNYC2009 is currently rescheduled from 6-7 March, 2009 to a later date
Past BarCampBank events:
- BarCampBankMadrid was held on 16 Feb, 2009 in Madrid at NH Principe de Vergara
- BarCampBankLondon2 was held on 14 Feb, 2009 in London UK at Sun’s CBC
- BarCampBankCharleston was held Oct 25 at the First Federal Corporate Center in Charleston, SC
- BarCampBankBC – was held on Sept 20/21 in Vancouver at BCIT Downtown Campus
- BarCampBankLondon was held on July 5, 2008 in London UK at Sun’s CBC
- BarCampBankDallas – was held June 21/22, 2008
- BarCampBankParis6 – was held on May 24, 2008 in Paris, France at Sun France
- BarCampMoneyNYC – was held on April 12, 2008 in New-York City
- BarCampBankNewEngland – was held on April 5, 2008 at America’s Credit Union Museum in Manchester, NH
- BarCampBankSF – was held on March 29, 2008 in Berkeley CET
- BarCampBankSeattle (BarCampBankSeattle1) – was held on July 21 & 22, 2007 in Seattle, United States
- BarCampBankParis5 – was held on June 23, 2007 in Paris, France at FMSH during BarCampParis12
- BarCampBankParis4 – was held on May 12, 2007 in Paris, France at Yahoo! during BarCampParis11
- BarCampBank3 (BarCampBankParis3)- was held on its own on February 3 in Paris at L’Atelier – BNP Paribas.
- BarCampBank2 (BarCampBankParis2)- was held during BarCampParis7 on November 11 2006 in Paris at Google.
- BarCampBank1 (BarCampBankParis1)- was held during BarCampParis4 on September 16 2006 in Paris at Mandriva