[Offtopic] Conferences and Conferences

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 12:04:25 EST 2009

Yeah, it is far enough away but Iike the commedy festival and local farmers
market, I know how these things creep up on us until we are too late and all
the fresh fruit is gone. One my friends has already booked accomodation for
the ISTE conference in Denver June 2010! Geeze, I have barely remembered
where I have hung the christmas lights.

Registrations are open for the ACEC2010 national conference in Melbourne -
if you take advantage of the Early Bird rate you can enter the draw for a
dinner for two! Details below http://www.acec2010.info

Closer on my radar is the VITTA conference. Check out the website for the
list of keynote speakers and latest changes. See you all back at Flemington
Racecourse this November! http://www.vitta.org.au/conferenceinfo

I am hoping to sneak off to STAVCON, probably hiding in the inflatable
planetarium wearing a disguise and carrying a cardboard satellite. That time
of the year. Good luck with the start of your next report cycle. :-D

Regards Roland

 *A reminder to register for ACEC2010 before 13 November to be in the
> running for winning two conference dinner tickets.** *
> *
> *
> Hopefully, you should  have received the latest conference brochure in the
> mail. You will know then, of the great early bird rate of $660 for the full
> conference which works out at $220 per day for an international conference -
> excellent value you will agree!
> BYO your wireless device, connect to the world and lead your students into
> the digital sphere. Discover ways to improve learning for students, tune up
> your professional resume, and inspire staff through over 250 interactive
> sessions, workshops, networking lounges. Engage in the leadership forum
> which has become a beacon for political decision makers at both state and
> federal levels, and browse countless cutting-edge exhibits.
> *Early Bird Ticket $660*
> (Includes Wed 7 Apr, Thu 8 Apr, Fri 9 Apr - Early Bird ends 28 Feb 2010)
> Late Registration Conference Ticket $990
> (Includes Wed 7 Apr, Thu 8 Apr, Fri 9 Apr - Late Registration starts 1 Mar
> - 6 Apr 2010)
> Pre-conference Workshop Ticket $99
> (Tue 6 Apr)
> Leadership Forum Ticket $99
> (Tue 6 Apr)
> Conference Dinner Ticket $100
> (Thu 8 Apr)
> Early Bird Day Ticket - Wed 7 Apr $250
> Early Bird Day Ticket - Thu 8 Apr $250
> Early Bird Day Ticket - Fri 9 Apr $250
> Purchase Tickets from www.acec2010.info <http://acec2010.info>
> How about this for starters!
> *Sylvia Martinez *
> Sylvia is President of Generation YES,  evangelizing student involvement in
> education reform through technology. Generation YES helps schools through a
> change process that includes student-centered teaching practices,
>  encouragement of student voice,  and technology combined with
> service-learning.
> *Alan November*
> Alan is an international leader in education technology. He began his
> career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform
> school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative
> high school,  computer coordinator,  technology consultant,  and university
> lecturer
> *Adam Elliot*
> Adam is an Academy Award® winning director and has become one of the worlds
> most celebrated animators. For almost a decade,  his films,  Uncle,  Cousin,
>  Brother and Harvie Krumpet,  have been viewed by millions of people around
> the world and have participated in over five hundred film festivals.
> *Gary Stager*
> Gary is Executive Director of The Constructivist Consortium. For 27 years,
>  Gary Stager,  an internationally recognized educator,  speaker and
> consultant,  has helped learners of all ages on six continents embrace the
> power of computers as intellectual laboratories and vehicles for
> self-expression. ACEC2010 marks Dr. Stager's 20th anniversary of working in
> Australia. He considers Melbourne his second home and first keynoted ACEC in
> 2004.
> *Chris Rogers*
> Chris Rogers, Tufts University has started a number of new directions,
> including learning robotics with LEGO bricks and learning manufacturing by
> building musical instruments. He was awarded the Carnegie Professor of the
> Year in Massachusetts in 1998 and is currently the director of the Centre
> for Engineering Education Outreach (www.ceeo.tufts.edu). His teaching work
> extends to the primary school, where he talks with over 1,000 teachers
> around the world every year on ways of bringing engineering into the younger
> grades. He has worked with LEGO to develop ROBOLAB, a robotic approach to
> learning science and maths.
> *Tom March*, 'Bright Ideas for Education'
> And '*On the Couch with Jeff Richardson*' (ABC - The Coodabeens)
> Want to get all the inside info?
> Create a profile on the ACEC2010 website, www.acec2010.info<http://acec2010.info> on
> the top right hand side of the conference website, there is a sign up
> button. *T**his is not conference registration and does not cost. *Creating
> a profile ensures you get the latest conference information, and full
> program access through email.

Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead
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