My itinerary for my upcoming Australian visit has largely converged. I land on the 22nd of May at around 6:30 AM, but that will give me what will likely be a grueling day of staying awake to get on schedule, and then depart on the 1st of June, no doubt weary but happy. In between is a lot of really interesting things I’m looking forward to:
I’m excited about the Australasian Talent Conference (discount code: ‘CQ11’), covering the entire talent management space, which looks to be a great event:
24th: I will be running two half-day workshops:
Performance Technology Strategy
25th: I will be sharing the stage with Prof. Sara de Freitas of the Serious Games Institute, talking about, not surprisingly, serious games
26th: I will lead a general session talking about social media
Then, on the 27th, I’ve the pleasure of heading down to the University of Wollongong to talk with my friend and colleague Prof. Sandra Wills and audience about her book on online role playing and mine on mobile learning.
To cap off the visit, the E-learning Network of Australia will be hosting me to offer two different workshops:
30th: a half day on deeper instructional design
31st: a full day on game design
(You can do either or both, but unless you have sufficient background in the former, you probably shouldn’t take the latter alone. The ElNet team includes my friend Anne Forster, and looks like they’re generating an exciting community for elearning folks in Australia.)
Hopefully, I’ll see some of my Aussie friends from UNSW and elsewhere over the intervening weekend, and maybe even catch a surf if all the necessary elements align. Looking forward to a visit to my second home, and hope to see you at one of these events!