As the time frame for getting funding to attend Educon 2.1 gets smaller and smaller, it appears I will only be able to attend virtually. I went last year, and co-presented too. This was the first conference I have attended in many years where I was more involved in conversations than looking at others presentations, listening to others present, and taking notes to decipher later. The conference was framed up around learning and educators having conversations. I cannot distinctly remember a single powerpoint form last January, even the one we used in our session. (Actually if memory serves, we used a wiki and then a slideshow of pictures that revolved as we had our conversation.)
Something to talk about
Just LOOK at what the conversations will be about January 25-27–just a few short weeks away. Lisa Thumann and Liz Davis invited me to co-present with them for this one, but I could not commit because of my inability to fund the trip this year. Sigh.
Streaming is a go
So I will be there I suppose virtually, as there are plans again to stream out the sessions and provide a way for virtual attendees to get in the conversations using chat tools. Last year we used Ustream. This year I am not sure what they will use, but you can bet I will fnd a way to join much of it all weekend that is is going on. I have many friends that will be there again. i am SO JEALOUS. But at least I can say I did experience the first Educon live and in person. I wonder if this year’s Educon will recapture the feel of last year’s? I’ve attended 3 years of EdubloggerCon at NECC, and I must admit, the last 2 were no where near as special as that first one. It doesn’t matter though, a I’m mostly interested int he conversations.
Let’s crash the party
Anyone interested in joining my virtual crash of this party? It’s on my calendar and I promise I’ll be there in spirit and bits/bytes.
Unless someone wants to surprise me and pay my way there. 😉