At this critical “coming of age” stage in crowdsourcing’s development, it’s vital that industry players get together and engage in real, ongoing debate. What’s the best way of achieving this? Either throw a huge party or organize a convention (or best of all, organize a convention which includes a huge party).
Here's a list of crowdsourcing-focused workshops to look forward to:
Crowdsortium Symposium is the debut event from crowdsourcing advocates and industry practitioners group Crowdsortium.org. The convention is scheduled for May 19-20 in Mountain “Google” View, California.
Taking place on June 15th in Berlin, the packed schedule includes crowdsourcing A-listers such as Richard Lewis from Clickworker, Lukas Biewald from CrowdFlower, Pia Erkinheimo from Nokia, Jeff Howe from Wired, Carl Esposti from crowdsourcing.org and Microtask’s Ville Miettinen.
HCOMP 2011 kicks off around August 8th in San Francisco. The organizers include crowdsourcing pioneer Luis von Ahn and (in)famous Mechanical Turk blogger Panagiotis Ipeirotis.
Founded in 2010, the industry website, Crowdsourcing.org, is a neutral organization dedicated solely
to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. As one of the most influential and credible authorities in the crowdsourcing space,
Crowdsourcing.org is recognized worldwide for its intellectual capital, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
practice expertise and unbiased thought leadership.