It’s rather early in the morning. I’ve already been to Second Life, for the first time in weeks, and scanned through the education folder in my aggregator, and now, find myself pining over the upcoming conferences I wish I was attending. Starting tomorrow is the Learning 2.0 conference in Shanghai. This conference, as I understand it, is attracting mostly educators from the Asian international schools community. I worked at the Shanghai American School a few months ago, and can imagine the learning that is going to emerge out of that fertile community. Among the invited speakers are:
- Alan November
- Will Richardson
- Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
- Jamie McKenzie
- Gary Stager
- Wes Fryer
- Chris Smith
Plus, they do such great logos at SAS (see right).
Then there’s the Scottish Learning Festival in Glasgow. It’s another conference that I’ve attended as a presenter, and another rich experience with educators in a place that is happening. Ewan McIntosh introduced us, yesterday, to the team of young film makers who will be “..capturing the underbelly of the Scottish Learning Festival..“ See Capturing the Scottish Learning Festival — Meet the Crew. Speaking for the second time at SETT will be David Weinberger, author of the recent, Everything is Miscellaneous (archived virtual one in Second Life — see comment from Ewan). Also speaking will be Michael Fullan, Stephen Heppell, Mick Waters, and Pasi Sahlberg.
Both conferences are being aggregated at Hitchhikr, and both have avid, reflective, and enlightening bloggers and tag conscience photographers. You might also listen to some of the Twitter’ers including:
Alas, I’m only flying to Nevada today, and not Glasgow, and, thankfully, not Shanghai. ..and I just got a first class upgrade. Life is good!
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