eComm founder, Lee Dryburgh, explains in a very passionately written post what's up with eComm 2011 in a very personal way.
I have already promised Lee the support of my agency again to manage the influencer relations sector, and hope others jump in as well to support him where he needs help.
eComm is about the community. It's not about one company, one sponsor or one person. While Lee gives his time and energy to make it possible, he's never made any money off of it. Instead he's sacrificed time and his own resources to make the event happen, after the dropping of eTel by the former producer. When Lee jumped into the abyss that was created, there was only the community that came together.
There are many people in the voice, mobile and overall communications community, too many to mention by name who pull together this event, with Lee as the front person. The are the people who are shaping, making and changing the way communications is tomorrow, who dare to look beyond what's accepted and say, "we can do it better and differently." At eComm the spirit of inspiration and imagination is alive, and thriving, and it's where minds who care, not just want to blow their own horn congregate. It's not a geekfest, nor is it a business development card swap. It's a family of broad thinking, intelligent and get it done people, who want to see change occur. And it's why it's a cant' miss event.
Lee's asking for help. So help him. Put aside your self serving needs, your biases and your corporate objectives for a few days. Roll up your sleeves and be part of the sea of change.