I’ve decided to no longer organize the Raleigh MediaLeaders.tv organization.
When I first reached out to them in January of 2010 I was looking for a way to achieve escape velocity from my job at McClatchy Interactive. I saw Media Leaders as the perfect way to help expand my social network. It turned out to be so much more.
What I came to realize over the last month or so is that the reason medialeaders.tv was started and the reason I wanted to participate are not in sync. It’s nothing terrible, we just see the opportunities differently.
What I hope to do is to run a more open source media leaders event. Rather than a centralized organization making decisions about how the local event should be promoted, priced and who should have access to attendees information, I feel like that should be in the hands of the people doing the work locally.
The best part of the early events was that all the cities rocked on the same night. With that in mind, I’ve started to reach out to friends in other cities that I think would benefit from an awesome open source networking event.
Step 1: I’ve spoken with Tiffani Murray about expanding this open source media leaders event into Atlanta.
Step 2: I’ve spoken with 9 other people who have expressed interest from Miami to Boston.
World East Coast domination!
I will be aiming for early November for the next event. I hope you decide to continue this journey with me and the great group of people helping me make something awesome.