Events: Possible Highlights At The Ed Writers Conferences
You rarely know exactly what's going to make it worthwhile to go to a conference, and occasionally there's nothing much that comes of going. But often there's at least someone, or something, who emerges as a key contact, or source, or an idea that helps improve your understanding or your thinking.
At this year's EWA conference, some of the people and events that might prove most helpful to me include a site visit to Mastery, a chance to see New America's Lisa Guernsey on a panel, and Roxanna Elden, and Ted Mitchell (again). I always love the advocates' sessions (which most reporters avoid like the plague). I always stay away from the data panel though I'll probably go to the session about new media tools if only to see Joshua Benton do his schpiel. It's always good to see old friends and acquaintances, and make new ones. I'll try my best to pay attention. Michael Bennet. Cory Booker. Tom Kane. Jim Shelton. Steve Brill. Can we heckle?
Anyway, you get the idea. Come up and say hi if you're here. Tell me what to go to or whom to avoid if I've got it totally wrong.