ITP Camp is a 4 week crash course/playground for creative & techy people who want to shake things up. Every June, we invite non-student makers, artists, musicians, programmers, fabricators, & creatives of all sorts, to join the ITP community to make stuff, hear speakers on the cutting edge, collaborate with people from diverse disciplines.
Camp activities & events on the afternoons, evenings, & weekends. Some people take the month off & immerse themselves fully in the culture & experience of ITP Camp. Others freelance or work remotely part time while attending sessions in between. And many of our participants maintain day jobs outside of ITP Camp & join us for the evening activities.
ITP was founded & is grounded in the belief that making is fundamental to thinking. Like any summer camp, the atmosphere is playful, cooperative & collaborative but there's a serious purpose. We're looking for people who are seriously motivated to save the world, their industry, their career or just their sanity by being creative; who are dying to make something or just make sense out of what they are doing.
The creative charge of ITP Camp comes from the community of participants sharing their ideas, skills, criticisms & passions with each other in small, informal groups. We're creating a flexible structure, an Un-University, that is responsive & supportive to the group we select. The structure is based on unconferences such as foocamp or barcamp, where presentations & discussions form in response to participants' interests & projects.