Saturday, June 27, 2009

Edubloggercon was AWESOME!!!!

They call Edubloggercon the "unconference". Whatever you call it I just think it is the model for how all conferences should be organized. Sessions have topic headings and a designated leader but really the entire session goes the direction of the attendees.

People ask questions. Those in the group provide answers and suggestions. You get to talk to total strangers who treat you as if you are one of their own. The connections you form are going to be very useful once you head back home.

You get to sit next to or have lunch with the likes of Jeff Utecht, David Warlick, Wes Fryer, Paul R Wood etc... (Yeah all of these people were at the same table with me for lunch. So cool!!!)

Look at this awesome group of people. The smiles on their faces tell you what a great event Edubloggercon was.

Friday, June 26, 2009

NECC here I come!!!

I am finally in Washington DC for NECC. My colleague, Jared Nichol, attended NECC 08 in San Antonio and raved about it. This is my first NECC. Hope I brought everything I need. Let's see....
- digital camera - check
- Kodak Zi6 (Thanks for lending this to me Jared) - check
- Macbook - check
- card reader - check
- online conference planner - check
- maps of downtown DC so I can find my way around - check (NO I do not have an iPhone with GPS. But maybe someone will buy me one!!!!)

Need to get some sleep so I can enjoy Edubloggercon tomorrow.

Stay tuned for more updates from NECC 09.

PS: Staying at the Hotel Rouge. Has some interesting decore!!!