Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wk4 Publishing/Leadership project part 1 of 2: Paper or Present?

Due to my adequate writing skills I’ve chosen to spear readers the agony of reading my research and instead I’ll present for the publishing/leadership project.  The shorter length of the presentation will help me condense the information down to the essentials of my research.  Also the shorter writing length increases my chances of getting it finished in time for the presentation submission date.  I imagine that my audience would rather watch a brief Keynote presentation instead of reading about my research in a journal.  Furthermore Keynote provides me with the opportunity to incorporate color visuals.  Below I’ve included a list of technology conferences that have due dates that allow me ample time to prepare my keynote for submission.

Illinois Education & Technology Conference 
Deadline: May 6th 2011, Where: Springfield, IL, When: November 15-16, 2011.  This conference is about accelerating student achievement with the use of educational technologies.  This conference looks like a winner because it is geographically close to me, provides its attendees a variety of learning activities in addition to a chance for them to win prizes.

Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference
Deadline: August 13th 2011, Where: Hershey, Pennsylvania, When: February 12-15, 2012. Like Illinois’s Education & Technology conference, Pennsylvania’s will also be statewide.  Pennsylvania’s conference will have student showcases among their hundreds of exhibitors showcasing their technology products and services.

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education: E-LEARN 2011 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education
Deadline: April 22nd 2011, Where: Honolulu, Hawaii, When: October 17-21, 2011
Because of its vacation location, this conference provides attendees an opportunity to mix business with pleasure.  This conference is low on my list because of its high cost and its lack of K-12 education focus.

Deadline: April 29th 2011, Where: Orlando Florida, When: January 23 – 26, 2012
FETC 2012 welcomes attendees to its 32nd annual conference, where leading innovators and experts in technology for K-12 education help district administrators, principals and deans, curriculum designers, teachers, media specialists, technology directors and other education professionals acquire the most up-to-date information on the new tools, technologies and services—and how they are working right now, at real schools throughout the country.    
This conference seems more geared towards selling educational technology products.

Technology Leadership for 21st Century Learning
Deadline: March 1st 2011, Where: Storm Lake Iowa, When: June 20 - 22, 2011
This conference is less then an hour away and located at a college that I’m a graduate of.  Since the conference deadline is passed due, I’ve sent the organizer a pleasant request to be a presenter if space is available.  I hope to here a reply from her tomorrow, April 21st.    


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