If you are thinking of hosting a THATCamp in your city or region, please click the link below. You will need to give the name of your THATCamp, the name of the chief organizer, an email address, a mailing address, and whether you plan to hold workshops. (All other fields are optional.) This will enable us to publicize your THATCamp and to give you advice and technical help.
Terms of registration
The name “THATCamp” is trademarked by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, so we ask you to agree to just a few easy terms before using the name. These terms, which are aimed at making sure that THATCamp remains true to its founding principles of participatory openness, are as follows:
I agree that our THATCamp will be . . .
- FREE or CHEAP to attend (registration fees of up to $30 USD are fine)
- OPEN to anyone who wishes to apply or register (no institutional, professional, or rank restrictions)
- INFORMAL and participatory (no presentations, papers, or demos longer than 5 minutes with the possible exception of skills training workshops, though these too should be hands-on if possible)
- PUBLIC on the open web (sessions can be blogged, twittered, photographed, recorded, and posted)
- SELF-ORGANIZING (no program committee: all participants are given a chance to help set the agenda, either before or during the unconference)
If you have an annual THATCamp, please do register each separate yearly instance (e.g., both THATCamp Games 2013 and THATCamp Games 2014). If you would like to use the same name as a previous THATCamp (for instance, you’d like to hold a THATCamp Games in 2015), you must obtain the agreement of the chief organizer of the most recent THATCamp to bear that name (in this case, the organizer of THATCamp 2014). You can find the name of that organizer below or else email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
Benefits of registration
There are two chief benefits of registration. First, it allows us to provide you with help and support and advice and even a hosted website. Second, it allows us to publicize your THATCamp on our Twitter feed, newsletter, and website, all of which have large audiences.
Once you register, your THATCamp will appear in the spreadsheet listing all past and planned THATCamps (partly displayed below — be sure to scroll right), and you will be given edit privileges to said spreadsheet. If you do not know all the necessary details, such as the dates, you can add them later. Keeping the registry up to date with the details of your THATCamp will help the THATCamp Coordinator provide accurate information in publicity materials.
The THATCamp Coordinator will add the chief organizer to the THATCamp Counselors e-mail list (a listserv for THATCamp organizers) and will give the organizer administrative privileges to the THATCamp Calendar and the THATCamp Map.