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Contact:  Peter Chislett For Immediate Release
Telephone:  917-512-1906 April 2, 2009
Twitter: @laidoffcampNY  



LaidOffCampNY Offers Networking

and Inspiration Opportunities to Job Seekers
User-Generated Conference to be held on May 1st & 2nd in NYC
April 2, 2009 (New York, NY) -- Enterprising and forward-thinking individuals in professional transition will have the unique opportunity to gain perspective, discover new passions, and reinvent their career at LaidOffCampNY. The free two-day event will offer this and more to job seekers and the self-employed in New York City on Friday May 1st at New World Stages and Saturday May 2nd, 2009 at Pace University.  The event is directed towards entry to mid-level digital media, advertising, publishing, technology and financial service professionals.
Modeled after user-generated conferences like BarCamp, LaidOffCampNY features an open, participatory discussion forum designed to educate, empower, and connect community members who are experiencing challenges in the current economic climate. LaidOffCampNY will include panels, workshops, and discussions focused on building your personal brand, transitioning to a new industry, legal & accounting demands of launching a new business, finding affordable health insurance, alternative working spaces, alternative income sources, how to become a freelancer, and more.
The first national LaidOffCamp was on March 3, 2009 in San Francisco with more than 400 attendees. The success of LaidOffCamp:San Francisco has sparked LaidOffCamp organizations and events to launch globally in over 25 cities with proactive individuals taking the initiative to make the most of their situations in the current economic downturn.
LaidOffCampNY is being produced by a diverse group of volunteers, many of which are also currently seeking new professional opportunities, or are self-employed entrepreneurs.  Media sponsors include: The Business Insider (Silicon Alley Insider), CenterNetworks, GaryGuide, Mashable.  Community sponsors include: nextNY, NextWeb, The Hatchery, The Runway Project, Ultra Light Startups.
To attend the free event and learn more about the sessions visit LaidOffCampNY's Web site at, look for updates on Twitter at or contact



Comments (3)

Sara Wingert said

at 8:39 am on Mar 30, 2009

Paragraph 2, Sentence 2: change "effective use of social networks" to "using social networks effectively" (parallelism in the list)
Paragraph 2, Sentence 3: add a dash to entry-
Paragraph 3, Sentence 1: suggested edit "The first national LaidOffCamp was held on March 3, 2009 in San Francisco and attracted more than 600 attendees."
Paragraph 3, Sentence 2: add a space before "San Francisco." should be "more than 25 cities" rather than "over"
Paragraph 4, Sentence 2: need a period after Alley Insider

Jesse said

at 8:09 am on Mar 30, 2009

User-Generated Conference to be held on April/May st & nd in NYC <-- should just be numbers not "st" or "nd"

Jesse said

at 8:08 am on Mar 30, 2009

4th paragraph needs to be formatted to look like rest of document.

There are also several instances where there are 2 spaces where there should be one.

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