Who do you want to meet?

In two weeks, the biggest Ontario Educational computer conference will kick off in Niagara Falls. Bring IT, Together is the place to be and learn if you’re a technology-using educator.

The conference features three days of keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, vendor exhibits in the exhibition hall, and social events. It’s not an event to be missed.

But, it’s more than that. The Who’s Who of Ontario computing- using educators will be there.  You don’t have to look far to find a Blogger, Instagrammer, Twitterer, Facebooker, or other leader in the province.

This may be your best chance to connect with someone you might not normally have the opportunity to meet.

How to do it?

When you get there …

Just keep your eyes open. They’re there to learn as well and will be attending the same activities that you are. You might even be sitting next to them. Just introduce yourself.

Don’t take any short cuts. Make sure that you’re hitting the Learning Hall, have a coffee in the lobby, attend the reception and get out to as many social events as you can.

Before you get there …

Let folks know that you’re going. If you’re looking for connections, you’ll find them. There are a lot of others who use the opportunity to renew and make connections themselves. Tweet your intentions using the hashtag #bit16

Use Lanyrd. People who have registered through Lanyrd will be visible if you check out those attending. There is a feature of Lanyrd to express a desire to connect with someone.

Go to your Lanyrd dashboard.

People you want to meet:

People who want to meet you:

Whatever you do …

Don’t leave with regrets. Introduce yourself; make the connections; connect classrooms; connect yourself professionally.  

You grow when you do.

Doug Peterson