I know it’s still almost nine months away, but I’m already going to put in a plug for what I think is the best educational conference of the year, Alan November’s Building Learning Communities. A couple of disclaimers: Alan has become a good friend of mine, and I’m scheduled to do a day-long Read/Write Web workshop as a preconference. But having said that, even if I wasn’t involved, I’d already be registered to attend. It’s three days of really getting to know educators from around the world, and making connections with people who can become not only good resources but good friends. Present company excluded, the presenters are top notch, and next year has a nice variety of practitioners and philosophers all immersed in empowering teachers with new ideas and techniques. I’ve learned way more than I’ve taught in the two years I’ve been a presenter, and I sincerely think it’s a unique opportunity for educators who want an intensive, energizing three days.
The conference sold out last year, and despite increasing the capacity this year, it’s going to sell out again. No doubt. Registration for next July has just opened up. I really hope to see you there.