Friday, August 9, 2013

edcamp Keene

Location: Antioch University New England

Everyone loves Fridays, right? But you know what makes a Friday even BETTER than an average Friday? An Edcamp Friday! That’s right, in a mere 36 (ish) hours, we’ll be rocking our way though Edcamp Keene! Like kids on Christmas eve, we’re anxiously awaiting Friday morning, with visions of sugarplums- er, post-it notes- dancing in our heads.

But you need information, and I have information, so let’s do this now. There will be time for office supplies later.


Antioch is easy as pie to find and parking isn’t an issue since we have a very respectable lot right outside the building. Our address is 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH. Directions and maps and stuff like that can be found here:

If you get lost, need help, or just want to chat, feel free to call Peg at 603.283.2301 or Laura at 603.283.2302. We’re all about the service.

Coffee & Lack of Doughnuts

Antioch has sponsored the coffee since the first ever Edcamp and we’re suckers for tradition so we’ll still be bringing the caffeinated love. We’re following the crowdsourcing breakfast model that was so successful during EdcampNH, though, so if you pass a Dunkin Donuts, or Mister Donut, or any doughnut/muffin-making entity, and you want to pick up a box of 6 donuts, do so! Write your name in marker on the top of it so we know who donated it. If need be, add a witty saying or doodle.

Your Session

Sessions are informal, and often revolve less around PowerPoints, and more around web sites, flickr slide shows, demos, and tours of examples. The key is to be flexible, and conversational. You might even want to host a conversation on a topic you know NOTHING about, in hopes that someone in the room will be able to enlighten you. It’s a good bet- there are some pretty smart folks at Edcamp, you know.

That said, preparation is still sometimes a good thing. If you know what you would like to present on, maybe through some links together on Diigo tonight, or book mark some photos. Maybe even venture into PowerPoint and draft up a slide or two. Don’t go crazy with prep, but give it a little thought. What is it that you want to share with people? What do you need to show them to get the conversation started?


Lunch this year is on your own, and Donna’s Cafe at Antioch is prepared to offer a yummy selection of options, many containing items grown in our own garden! (Seriously, this woman has mad skillz in the cooking department. Check out the menu options here:

If you have special dietary requirements, or, if like me you are trying out some crazy new-fangled diet every three weeks plan to bring your own lunch – it’s a brown bag friendly place, and it won’t be a problem.

Continuing Ed Credits

We will be mailing every participant that checks in an email indicating their participation, and a schedule detailing the agenda so that they can submit this of evidence of professional development in their certification/recertification process. If you need additional help or documentation, let us know.

Are there still spaces available? Heck yeah!

Know someone that hasn’t registered yet? Want to help them add a little Edcamp joy to their Friday? Click here to reserve a ticket for them!

Can’t wait to see your smiling faces at 8:00 on Friday morning!

For More Information

Peg Smeltz