Craft Content’s predecessor, PodCamp Nashville, was adopted from the original PodCamp held in Boston in 2006, created by Christopher S. Penn and Chris Brogan. Dave Delaney, Marcus Whitney and Kelly Stewart initiated the idea of bringing the unconference to the Music City in the winter of 2008. Both Dave and Marcus had a passion for podcasting and creating digital content. Dave started one of the first parenting podcasts in 2005, titled “Two Boobs and a Baby.” Marcus, meanwhile, hosted “Pro-PHP” in the early days of podcasting.
The first PodCamp Nashville was held at Cannery Ballroom on Feb. 9, 2008 as a forum for bloggers, marketers, educators, podcasters, and other content creators to gather, network and learn about the latest trends, tricks and technologies in the interactive world.
Out of town speakers included podcasting legend, C.C. Chapman, and best-selling author, Joseph Jaffee. An array of Nashville’s finest also took to the stage to share their knowledge on blogging, vlogging, SEO and much more.
In March 2009, PodCamp Nashville moved to Vanderbilt Owen Business School. The day was marked as a massive success, bringing hundreds of people together to share stories, tips and case studies about using the rapidly evolving tool known as social media and the real-time web.
In 2010, PodCamp Nashville moved to Cadillac Ranch (now Tequila Cowboy) on Lower Broadway, where it was held for three consecutive years. The event continued to grow and draw digital content creators and marketers of all levels of expertise before moving to Hotel Preston in 2013.
The 2014 edition marked its debut at Nossi College of Art, a visually-stunning and inspiring 55,000-square foot campus located just off Ellington Parkway.
The same venue played host to the launch of a new era for the long-standing Nashville unconference in 2015 as the event was rebranded as Craft Content Nashville, expanding its focus to a wider range of content being created through an increasing variety of media in the digital space.
Nossi continues to be our host for our 2019 event and we’re thrilled to be returning to their facility on April 13.