BIT16 – Live Feedback Hangout

UPDATE:
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. You can view the archive of the twitter chat and Google Hangout On Air here.

Original (now modified) message:
The following questions will be discussed in the Hangout and twitter chat:

  1. Does having a keynote continue to make sense?  What are the benefits? What are the pitfalls?
  2. For the past few years BIT has had hands-on workshops and Minds on Media on Wednesday, sessions, innovation stations and the learning space on Thursday and Friday. How does the current structure meet your professional learning needs?  Suggestions for improvement?
  3. Over the past few years BIT has coordinated a variety of social events such as karaoke, jam sessions, magic shows, receptions and break-out EDU activities. Does coordinating large social events make sense for the people attending?
  4. Vendor support significantly helps offset conference costs. How does the vendor hall impact the experience for participants?
  5. Other – do you have any other productive suggestions to improve the BIT conference (examples: facility, registration and other logistical things)?

If you have any questions please email Jaclyn at learning@bringittogether.ca .

Thank you for helping us make BIT an amazing conference!

Now What?

Another successful Bring IT, Together Conference is “in the books.”  So, now what?

The learning continues.  Keep in contact with those people you meet at the conference.  Work together.  Collaborate.  Exchange ideas.

Many presenters will have posted resources and materials on the page for their session in Lanyrd.  The Lanyrd page contains the contact information for the presenter(s).

A volunteer used Facebook to Live Stream various sessions.  These videos are available on our BIT Facebook Page.

Tweets of interest to educators and IT professionals will be posted to @BringIT2016 regularly.

We will continue to use #bit16 hashtag and will gradually migrate to #bit17.  The name of our Twitter account will change to reflect the new year but you don’t have to do anything.  If you follow us now, you will follow us with our new name.

Save the Dates:
November 8, 9, and 10, 2017 for #BIT17

Peter McAsh
socialmedia@bringittogether.ca

ECOO Annual General Meeting

All ECOO members are invited to attend the 2016 AGM, scheduled for Thursday Nov. 10th at noon in the Peller Estates ballroom A. The AGM meeting is a required formal process for ECOO which covers:
– the approval of the 2015 AGM minutes
– reports from 15/16 board members regarding ECOO business,
– BIT16 conference report,
– a presentation of the ECOO financial statements
– and the results from the ECOO election campaign from the fall.
It is noted that not all positions on the ECOO Board were filled through the fall election process so an important part of this meeting will be to accept nominations for open positions for the 16/17 Board of Directors. New voices and energy are in integral part of keeping ECOO a vibrant and forward thinking association that will continue to play a key role in shaping education in Ontario, growing capacity in technology enabled learning, sharing our collective learning and raising the profile of effective use of technology across the classrooms in the province.
On behalf of the current board of directors, we look forward to your participation at the AGM.
Mark Carbone
ECOO President