AFTER READING ALL the Jaiku comments and watching some intense video minutes (HD recorded at left), I really wish I could have attended Podcamp Ireland. Being an organiser meant spending more time between sessions, waiting outside for visitors and ensuring the lights stayed on or the muzak stayed off. Some very remarkable items will emerge on the heels of several hours of recorded audio and video. I believe some of the content emerging from Podcamp Ireland will result in centres of excellence borrowing the content for use in short courses designed to give a voice to creatives, politicians, and people interested in communicating effectively online. Along with several other organisers, I have circled a red box around Saturday, 27 September 2008 because that should be the day of Podcamp Ireland 2008. I hope Podcamp 08 will follow a day-long session on creativity and that some attendees of the Friday event will stay for the Saturday Podcamp. But even if the companion event fails to sync with next year's podcamp, I know the number attending next year will crease the century mark. In the meantime, I've written some random thoughts in the hope that an after-action conference call can focus our energies and make 2008 a killer event.