NDDCamp is organized each year by two French domain names investors, David Chelly and Philippe Franck. The 2018 edition has been co-organized by the eBusiness MBA of of ESG Paris. The event is supported by Sedo and the French registry AFNIC. The first two editions were targeting a French-speaking audience. In the 3rd and 4th editions, English workshops have been organized in the afternoon. We hope to receive a more international audience in the 5th Edition.
First of all, the conferences and workshops are great. In most domain name events, speakers are famous or represent well-known sponsors but that does not automatically make them interesting to hear. Our speakers don't care about being famous, rich or working for a great multinational, they are experts that love to share their knowledge and learn from the others.
Secondly, our audience is excellent. When you ask hundreds or thousands of euros or dollars to participate to an event, you loose almost all the people that know tons of things an make a living from their skills. Attracting those people is our main objective. For this reason, we offer the best possible conditions we can, such as an exciting program, confortable spaces for networking and a diverse catering, all for free.
Thirdly, the French touch of NddCamp might offer a new source of inspiration for your business. France is a dwarf in the Internet world, with not even one major digital company, but for some reason, French SEO are among the best in the world and French computer engineers and developers enjoy a good reputation. Lawyers in France are also very knowledgeable, because of a (too), complicated, developped and constraining trademark law. Also, local domain name investors have had to find inventive ways of monetizing or selling their portfolio, as the demand from endusers has never been consistant and as speculation is inexistant. All this kind of people, as well as registries, registrars, naming agencies and other internet professional meet together once a year at NddCamp.
Fourthly, as well as learning things and improving your business and networking, coming to NddCamp will make you spend a nice and relaxed time. At NddCamp, you don't need to be dressed like a prince(ss), boast to everybody your achievements, or pretend that you enjoy luxuous rooms with smiling hostesses and crazy parties at night. We don't give importance to how you look like and where you come from, we will just be happy to know more about YOU.
Finally, spending a day in Paris is not bad in June, especially if you can stay overnight, as the 21st of June is the "Music Fest Day", which is probably the nicest day of the year.