No, Nikesh, Kerrie and Bob will not be arriving in Los Angeles for RainCamp as a giant umbrella, galoshes and raincoat and then transforming before your eyes into our perky selfs. RainCamp's transformation is going to allow all members of ActiveRain to join in the fun.
From Portland Maine to Portland Oregon, from Blaine Washington to Blaine Minnesota, from Denver Colorado to Denver North Carolina, ActiveRain members across North America will have a chance to join us for the first Raincamp online. No one will be left out.
As you all know, RainCamps have been one of the highlights of ActiveRain as we had the ability to meet our members face-to-face while leaving them with the education necessary to survive in today's market.
When we first started RainCamp it was for the purpose of community engagement, education and sharing. We've traveled the country far and wide and hopefully touched a few people along the way. Behind the scenes, many of us were dedicating a lot of time and effort to make these events go off without a hitch. At the height of our attendance, we were reaching up to 400 people at a time. More recently, attendance has dropped off a bit and we decided now was as good a time as any to make the move to hosting Raincamp online. You have been asking for Raincamps closer to you, and we couldn't think of a better way than to bring it to you in your office, at your desk, or on your couch (but only if you have potato chips and a coke nearby).
ActiveRain is an on-line network and we have the ability to reach thousands....so why were we putting so much of our time into touching such a small amount of our network? Many asked if RainCamp was taped or had transcripts to study as they wanted in but couldn't travel. We knew there was a way we could touch more of our members and with that we have foregone all future physical RainCamps.
Now don't get upset....we wouldn't leave you high and dry (and the reality is, most of you reading this weren't able to physically attend a Raincamp because they were too far). Because of the 200K+ genius minds on this network, ActiveRain has become the go-to place for real estate education, training and sharing. You've been doing it amongst yourselves long before ActiveRain University.
ActiveRain University (ARU) has become our leading form of education to new and older members. Our live webinars are held daily covering all aspects of ActiveRain. With it's success we have come to the conclusion that this is how we will reach our mass audience in lieu of one-day trips to cities around the country.
In addition to expanding the ARU schedule, RainCamp will be set up online for all to share in. We will be bringing in speakers from all across the country for a day of great education, entertainment and the chance to learn marketing secrets from some of the best in the business. Stay tuned for our upcoming announcement at the beginning of next week about the dates and some of the faces for Raincamp online.
And because getting to meet your ActiveRain friends in person is just as big a part of RainCamps (for us and hopefully for you as well) as the learning, we will also be coordinating local MeetUps the same week as RainCamp online. These MeetUps will give people in your area a chance to get together and network with other ActiveRain members. Interested in being a part of your local MeetUp? We'll be bringing you the details on that soon as well.
This is not the end but rather the beginning of something great.