This is it! Ready or not! The first ever  social media  podcamp for the franchise industry is this weekend.   I couldn’t be more excited. Can you tell?

If you are not familiar with the term podcamp, it is a community event for new media enthusiasts and professionals. Those that attend are interested in networking and learning more about blogging, YouTube, social platforms and anyone curious about new media. FranCamp is designed for the franchising industry but also relevant to small business owners.

Things kick off with Social Geek Radio tonight live from Nashville. It will be the first time that AK Stout and I have the opportunity to broadcast from the same location. Of course, this is dependent on the airlines getting us to Nashville on time.

We will test  UStream tonight  and do our best to broadcast from our new FranCamp channel during the weekend events. You can watch live  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/francamp and/or follow AK’s  Twitter bird #FranCamp. Blog posts, photos and videos will be posted during and after the event!

This may be the first but it will not be the last FranCamp event! Stay tuned for announcements of the next locations.