EduBloggerCon at NECC 2007 was definitely one of the highlights for those involved. So much so that EduBloggerCons have started to spring up at more conferences. Well I think perhaps another professional development gem has been born in Canada. Darren Kuropatwa, Dean Shareski, Clarence Fisher and others have blogged about MB EduBloggerCon and how powerful the informal session in a restaurant bar discussing and showing examples of work and connections they all make. Someone would pop up and share for 10 to 30 minutes (kind of ala TEDTalk) then that was allowed to rattle around the room for a while and then someone else would get up and do their piece and so on.
Perhaps this “InformalCon” or unconference format should be added to EdBloggerCons in the future … perhaps the evening of the EdBloggerCon at NECC 2008 (if not at an earlier conference) would make a great experience even better. Just a thought. I think this appeals to me because it is messy learning. MessyCon? … umm … nevermind.
Learning is messy.
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