Wednesday, June 20, 2012

EdCampBLC- Free "Unconference" on July 16

Hey folks, just want to let you know about this event I am helping to organize (barely! haha).  EdCampBLC is a FREE "unconference" taking place in July.  If you are in the Boston area or vicinity, it makes for a fun day of learning! See below...

EdCampBLC at Building Learning Communities
Monday, July 16, 2012

Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Tower, Boston, MA
9am - 4:30pm: Come all day, or any part of it!
If you want to help organize the day, you can show up at 8am.

Plan on coming? Please register here [ ].

EdcampBLC is formerly known as EduBloggerCon "East"- the name was changed to reflect the diverse participation of participants in education and social media. At the first annual EduBloggerCon in Atlanta on June 23, 2007 it was suggested that regional EduBloggerCon events be held to expand participation. In that spirit, and in conjunction with the traditions of regional Edcamp events "promoting organic, participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators worldwide" this 4th annual FREE "unconference" is being planned (thanks to the generosity of Alan November) just prior to, the Building Learning Communities Conference (BLC12). You do not need to be attending BLC12 to attend this free unconference.

In 2012, the BLC conference runs from Wednesday, July 18th through Friday, July 20th in Boston, MA, again at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

EdcampBLC is based on the idea of an "unconference," and is being organized by the participants in real time on the EdCampBLC wiki. Another way to describe this event is as a "collaborative conference," where the conference attendees help to build and create the experience. As is the format for unconferences, we have not actually scheduled any sessions yet, and we're going to do so together as a group at the start of the day--based on the submissions of sessions that attendees have indicated they are willing to facilitate or would like to learn about.

Last year's unconference was a wonderful learning experience attended by educators from all over the country. Here is the link to last year's wiki.

Add your session ideas to the Wallwisher below (don't worry, you can change your mind)
Add your name, photo or avatar, Twitter name, interests, or anything you like to the who's coming page.
Learn a little bit about who is organizing EdCampBLC on the Organizers page.
Learn more about what an EdCamp is.

Questions? Contact the organizers via Twitter or email.
Follow and use Twitter hashtag #EdCampBLC to join the conference before it begins!

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