Michael Wesch

TEDx NYED - Apply Today!

I'm one of the organizers for the TEDx NYED conference taking place on March 6, 2010 in New York City. TEDx is a TED-style event, but is completely independently organized. The organizers are mostly educators, but all our passionate about the future of technology in education.

The speakers are amazing, and they include: Larry Lessig (author, professor at Harvard Law School), Gina Bianchini (founder of Ning), Andy Carvin (NPR), Mike Wesch (professor at Kansas State, YouTube phenom) and many more...

You sort of can't afford to miss this event. Because of the limited size (intentional), we ask you to apply. If accepted, the cost of admission is $40. Best deal in town if you ask me!

Looking forward to meeting you all there.

NEIT2009 Begins Wednesday!

I am so excited to be headed to the 2009 NYSAIS Education and Information Technology Conference (#NEIT2009) tomorrow at the Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York.

You can follow us mainly via the NEIT wiki but also via the many social media tools we are using like:

We hope to have a lot of remote participation, so please join us if you can. We resume our practice of using open space technology for the entire conference. There are no pre-planned sessions, and the entire agenda will be set over the course of the conference. The two exceptions are our keynotes, Michael Wesch and Siva Vaidhyanathan. They’re both superstar speakers, so don’t miss the live or via the UStream – Vaidhyanathan will speak on 11/11/2009 from 2:15-3:30 EST and Wesch will speak on 11/13/2009 from 9-10:30am and 10:45-11:45am EST. If you can’t make it live, the video podcasts will be available.

That’s all for now, watch out for tweets, pictures and more the rest of this week!