ITC 2013 – I Have Arrived

instructional technology council e-learning 2013 logoThose of you who know me know that this is an important weekend for me in 2 respects:

  • My birthday is this weekend
  • This weekend is the start of the ITC eLearning Conference.

For the sake of this post, let’s focus on number 2.I believe this is the 4th year that I’ve attended this conference. Last year I felt that the overall quality of the conference wasn’t as good, but there are too many other good things that happen there. For 1, I made important connections that landed me my first instructional design job (thanks Sherry and Chris!). In addition, I’ve networked with so many people who have become my friends. I can’t imagine not going to this conference because it’s the 1 opportunity that I have to see them face-to-face. As I write this post from the plane, I get excited just thinking about it.Unfortunately, all things must come to an end. And no, I’m not declaring that this is my last time with the ITC. What I mean is that some of my friends will likely not be at the conference this year. With new jobs, recent moves, decreasing budgets, as well as other reasons, I’m sure that some of my friends will not be in attendance.It will definitely be an interesting conference. I hope that the overall quality of the presentations is better than last year, but rest assured, I look forward to kicking butt in the photo scavenger hunt.I’ll post daily reflections throughout the conference, so check back tomorrow!

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