Tuesday, June 4, 2013

NMC Summer Conference: Pre-Conference

This week I'll be blogging and tweeting from the New Media Consortium summer conference in beautiful Hilton Head, SC. I feel very fortunate to attend this conference as a NMC K12 Ambassador. I am especially thankful to the people that allowed me to make such a long-distance trip two weeks before school is out.

Since this is my first time at the NMC summer conference, here are the Top 5 things I'm looking forward to this week:

1. K-12 Ambassador Forum
Five K-12 Ambassadors will present solutions to the NMC's "wicked problems" in a 10-minute TED-style format. In speaking with the other Ambassadors today, I expect we will all be coming at these problems from very different and diverse perspectives.

2. Karen Cator's keynote
I'm really looking forward to hearing from such an influential and innovative leader in educational technology. What a treat!

3. HP Horizon Project Card Game
This card game looks like a really fun way to meet new people and spark conversation within a group.

4. Idea Lab
Great ideas can form when you get the right people at the right place at the right time. The Idea Lab looks like it will be a place chock-full of great energy and creativity.

5. 20th Anniversary Beach Party
This event promises to be another fun get-together for conference participants. Simply thinking about the advancements in technology over the last 20 years makes my brain spin. What a wonderful opportunity to come together as an organization and look towards the future by reflecting on the past.

Want to know more about this amazing conference? Follow along remotely:

Twitter/Vine: #NMC13
Facebook: facebook.com/NMCSummerConference
Blog: go.nmc.org/nmc13-blog
iTunesU: go.nmc.org/nmc13-itunesu
YouTube: youtube.com/newmediaconsortium
Flickr: go.nmc.org/nmc13-flickr


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