Open Source in K-12 -- Two Great Conference Opportunities

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Steve Hargadon

Sep 6, 2009, 1:51:11 AM9/6/09
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OK, here are two great opportunities around Open Source Software for
K-12 that are coming up SOON!

1. The K-12 Open Minds Conference in Indiana, which had an uncertain
future after changes in the Indiana Department of Ed, is BACK ON! Not
only is it on, but the format is changing in some really GREAT ways.

First, the conference is now free. Really, free. No registration
fee. :)

Second, Michigan City Area Schools are hosting the event
(significantly contributing to the "fre part!). So join us on October
6th and 7th 2009 in Michigan City (Indiana) for the third annual K-12
Open Minds Conference about Open Source in K-12 Education.

Third, the conference will now include both formal sessions and
informal sessions--including conversations and gatherings around
topics of interest in various areas of Open Source. So come to learn
and/or present, and to share experiences and projects related to open
technologies on a variety of topics such as teaching and learning,
leadership, and technical issues.

Conference Website: to register (presenters
still wanted and encouraged!)

2. For the fourth year in a row, the 2010 Computer Using Educators
(CUE) annual conference will have an Open Source Pavilion and formal
speaker series. Yeah for CUE!

AND there is only 1 week left to submit a proposal to speak on Open
Source in K-12. We need great speaker proposals at this conference,
so please consider submitting to present!

Only 1 week remains to submit a presentation for the 2010 CUE
Conference, “Challenge the Present, Design the Future: Tools for
Universal Learning”, March 4-6, in Palm Springs. Please submit online
by next Friday, September 11th, at:

Sep 6, 2009, 9:12:09 PM9/6/09
Dear Steve,

Can't make the MI City event - speaking in PA both days.  I have a bunch of proposals in CUE already, but will drop by and visit!

Big hugs,

PS: I'm really sorry to miss Open Minds, but these gigs are paying, plus they were on my books since NECC when Open Minds was up in the air.  Next year...
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