I have to keep pinching myself because it seems so far-fetched that I’m flying to Shanghai, China in 6 days to attend the Learning2.0 Conference beginning with Edublogger Con on Thursday 18th September AND I get to fly with two fabulous friends and awesome bloggers Kim Cofino and Tara Ethridge AND catch up with fellow NZder Simon May who lives and teaches in Shanghai.
This is an amazing opportunity to catch up with invited guests David Warlick, Ewan MacIntosh, whom I have the absolute pleasure to meet and listen to already, as well as the chance to meet and listen to Clarence Fisher, Brian Crosby, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Alan Levine and David Jakes. That in itself just makes me incredibly excited.
My twitter network was a-twitter last week with questions of “Are you going to Learning2.0?” My excitement was pushed three more steps up as I began to discover that many of the amazing people in my twitter-network were going to Shanghai also. I’m looking forward to meeting lots of fellow educators/bloggers from Australia and Qatar (can’t wait to meet you finally Julie!). There’s going to be so much meeting and greeting – I was beginning to wonder when we might get time to attend a conference?!
Who would have thought that my excitement could step up a notch after all that? I didn’t think it was possible, but Jeff Utecht made it so. He asked if I would be interested in doing a 45 minute presentation at Learning2.0 Shanghai! Oh my goodness! Are you kidding me? Me? Present? With all those famous people you already have lined up? What a fabulous chance to give something back to the very community that got me started on this amazing journey of Web2.0 in the classroom. Thanks for the opportunity Jeff!
So here’s the blurb for my presentation ………. now I just need to put the finishing touches on it.