Friday, June 26, 2015

Where's Jen at ISTE 2015?

I woke up way too early and I spent all day on airplanes, but I am in Philadelphia for ISTE 2015. This is some of what my schedule should be. I'm looking forward to meeting many more of my online friends and connecting with educators from around the world. If you are looking for me too then here are some of your best bets for finding me.

Saturday
I start with Hack Education. This unconference may just be my favorite part of ISTE. This will be my fourth year attending. I have decided to be reasonable with my jet lagged self and not try to be there first thing in the morning, but the wonderful thing about Hack Ed is that the amazing conversations go on all day. Search for #hacked15 for tweets from the sessions. Saturday evening there are several social events I am looking forward to.

Sunday
I am going to Global Ed Con for the first time. I'm not sure what to expect, but the agenda looks wonderful.

Monday
I admit I do love the exhibit hall. That's where I usually see the future first. In the afternoon from 1-3 Diana Neebe and I will be doing some mini-sessions based on our new book, answering questions and meeting people at the Stenhouse booth (#134). At 4:15 we have a BYOD session called Power Up: Top 10 Workshops for 1:1 (#PowerUpEd) and then we get to go to several more social events, including one with our fellow Google Innovators (the new title for Google Certified Teachers.)

Tuesday
Diana and I will be in the Stenhouse booth again from 10-12 this time, still #134. Then I am hoping for some time to hang out in the Bloggers Cafe or pop into a few sessions before more evening social events including the amazing Ed Tech Karaoke party.

Wednesday
We will repeat our BYOD session in the morning at 10:15. We were originally scheduled just for this Wednesday session, but it filled up so fast ISTE asked us to add the Monday session. (If you want to come there is probably still room in the Monday session.) After the session we will be at the Stenhouse booth from noon till 1:00.

On top of all that: 
I want to see some history. Liberty Bell anyone? I want to visit Rosa's Fresh Pizza for A Slice of ISTE. I want to see some great ignite talks, learn from amazing educators, eat some fabulous food, and catch up with friends. I want to remember to pace myself, but I also plan to sleep on the plane when I head home.