Closing Keynote Announced: Humans at Work

We’re thrilled and honored to announce our closing keynote speaker for HippoCamp 2016, happening Aug. 12-14 in Lancaster, Pa. Award-winning presenter Dave Cameron of Ithaca College will inspire and motivate us all to be more productive in our writing life with his talk, “Humans at Work.”

David Cameron

Photo Credit: Adam Baker

Here’s a description: Somewhere in the middle of our overlapping project deadlines, meetings, and endless emails, we are all just trying to do good work, but it’s hard to keep up. We do our best to stay organized with productivity tools and “lifehacks” but in the end we are humans and easily distracted by funny videos of cats — how can we be expected to actually get stuff done each day? Inspired by his own years of struggling with missed deadlines and overwhelming workloads, Dave Cameron shares the practical approach that helped him evaluate and improve his own tools and work habits, including his Goals for Productive Humans that can help anyone be more productive and rethink how we work in a way that is achievable, sustainable, and balanced.

Dave has done a version of this talk at other conferences, and he’s left the crowd completely energized—and that’s why we’re bringing him to HippoCamp! And what a great way to close out a weekend of sharing by getting tips on how to implement what we’ve learned with care.

We’re honored to welcome Dave Cameron to the HippoCamp family; he joins opening keynote Ashley C. Ford and headlining keynote Mary Karr – and 40+ other speakers and presenters at HippoCamp 2016.

About Dave: Dave Cameron (@davecameron) has spent the past 12 years in higher ed communications, currently as lead web producer and content strategist for enrollment and recruitment marketing at Ithaca College. Prior to finding that career, he put his scriptwriting degree to use in radio, television, and event production, and as a freelance theater and food writer and podcaster. An award-winning speaker on subjects of personal productivity, he gives talks and writes regularly at about building better habits, sharing creatively, and living a productive human life in the internet era.

Here are some tweets from attendees of his last talk:


About HippoCamp (in case this is the first time you’ve visited!): Hippocampus Magazine’s goal is to entertain, educate and engage writers and readers of creative nonfiction. HippoCamp is an extension of our three-fold mission. This three-day creative writing conference event features 40+ notable speakers, engaging sessions in three tracks, interactive panels, readings, social activities, networking opps and optional, intimate pre-conference workshops in Lancaster, Pa., a city rich in history, arts and culture. All of this, plus meals and snacks, bundled into a great conference rate.