I’m excited to say that all the Internet Time Alliance (Jay, Jane, Harold, Charles, & myself) are all going to be at DevLearn this year. I’m excited because I’m looking forward to having us all together, given that normally Jane & Charles are in the UK, Harold’s hangs out above the east coast of Baja Canada, and Jay and I populate the west coast. At least, when we’re home. While we’re in touch every day, and have gotten together in subgroups, we never have we been together in one place! Practicing what we preach…
Of course, I’m also excited because DevLearn is always a great conference, and this year is shaping up to be the best yet. The eLearning Guild team (Brent, Heidi, David and the rest) continue to improve on the excellent job they always do, the exhibit hall is sold out, I’m sure the attendance will be high, and some of the folks who I’ve most been looking to meet will be there (Jane Bozarth, I’m looking at you ;). And, of course, my friends from previous conferences, Aaron, Marcia, Mark, Koreen, the list goes on. The keynotes look great (JSB, Marcia!), and the lineup of other speakers reads like a who’s who of elearning.
Given that the ITA will be together, we’ll be mind-melding for a couple of days afterwards. To that end, I strongly encourage you to find us and talk to us, individually or collectively, and let us know what you’re thinking, what your concerns are, what barriers you are facing, and so forth. We’ll be attending each others’ sessions, and others, as well as in all the usual places (expo halls, watering holes,…). Please give us a chance to meet you and hear from you.
Jane Hart will be speaking at 10:45 on Wed the 3rd, on The State of Learning in the Workplace Today (session 110). Jay Cross will be speaking at 4 PM on Working Smarter: Learning is the REAL Work! (session 310). Finally, I’ll be speaking on Thursday the 4th at 10:45 on Rethinking eLearning: Performer Augmentation (session 410). I reckon we’ll all be at each of our sessions. I will also be part of the Mobile Learning Jam at 3PM on Wed, speaking with Paul Clothier and Rovy Brannon on An ISD Discussion of Mobile Learning (though I don’t necessarily expect my ITA colleagues to be there for that session).
And, of course, please just do say hello. I look forward to meeting you or seeing you again!