I find the professional development experiences invaluable from the keynote speakers to the break-out sessions.
The networking is fun and the time after the “official” conference ends each day and the informal conversations begin is where I tend to have the most interesting conversations and where the ‘in-the-trenches’ learning occurs.
However, the aspect that I’ve learned to enjoy the most is the opportunity to meet new social friends in real life. I’ve written before about the doors that have opened for me and the many wonderful people I’ve met because of blogging and social media. It’s these connections and comradiere that have become an unintended benefit of participating in social media.
Philly or Bust
In the spirit of connecting I wanted to let you know that I will be attending the NAIS Annual Conference in Philadelphia next week and I’m so looking forward to meeting those people who read this blog, follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Google Plus and I’m really looking forward to meeting those people who participate in one of the SchneiderB Online Communities.
To make this opportunity a little more formal and scheduled, I would love for you all to join me at the edSocialMedia Networking Event.
It’s free. We’ll talk social media. I’m also pretty sure that we’ll have a good time as well!
If you are planning on attending the conference and can’t make the event on Wednesday I certainly hope that you’ll stop me at the conference and say hello. I always appreciate being able to put faces to Google Analytics visitor numbers.
I wish you all safe travels and it’s Philly or bust!