Edconferences, the “unconference”

8 Jun

I just signed up for the SFbay edconference, billed as an “unconference” where you vote with your feet and freely explore different sessions, all of which are decided upon in the morning.  It sounds intriguing–very “design-school-thinking-y” and I’m curious to see what it’s all about.

Word on the street is these conferences are pretty inspiring and active.  Cutting edge stuff by motivated people.  My friend, the amazing tech coordinator Robert Pronovost, has attended a lot of meet-ups and informal gatherings of this sort (a recent one being a meet-up at a bar for computer using educators, #brewcue, how cool is that?) and they’re a way to not only share great information, but make connections to other inspiring educators as well.  It can be hard to get outside of our bubble sometimes, and while twitter, facebook, and blogs are great, there’s still nothing quite like actually meeting and talking to a person.  Shocking in this age of technology, I know.

Conferences are held all over the US, and around the globe!  One might be in your neck of the woods as well!

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