From August 10-14, Virtually Connecting will be at the Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, hoping to connect with track facilitators Jesse Stommel, Sean Michael Morris, Bonnie Stewart and Adeline Koh. We are also hoping to connect with keynote speakers Audrey Watters and Amy Collier (we hope these will be livestreamed). We also hope to connect with onsite participants and hear about their experiences at this innovative professional development institute.
We are excited to announce a larger team of onsite and virtual buddies.
onsite: Lisa Hammershaimb (@merryspaniel), Sarah Hammershaimb (@s_hammershaimb), and third-time onsite buddy Andrea Rehn (@profrehn) and three virtual buddies: Maha Bali (@bali_maha), Rebecca J. Hogue (@rjhogue), first-time virtual buddies Apostolos Koutropoulos (@Koutropoulos) and Autumm Caines (@autumm) .
The schedule for virtually connecting hangouts is as follows:
- (space available) Monday August 10 at 6pm CDT at reception – end of first day summary with Lisa Hammershaimb (@merryspaniel), Sarah Hammershaimb (@s_hammershaimb), and third-time onsite buddy Andrea Rehn (@profrehn)
- (full) Tuesday, August 11 at 3pm CDT during Bonnie Stewart’s Network track, we will present the concept of virtually connecting (aka buddy) and how it has evolved, and have a mini session with participants [update: this hangout is now full – follow @vconnecting to watch us livestreamed]
- (space available) Wednesday, August 12 at 4.15 CDT during the unconference we hope to connect with Jesse Stommel, Sean Michael Morris, Bonnie Stewart, Adeline Koh and Chris Friend
- (space available) Friday, August 14 (time TBD) with Amy Collier after her keynote with Jesse Stommel.
As Virtually Connecting is in part about spontaneity and is necessarily about embracing imperfection, our planned schedule may change. We may try and do a few spontaneous hangouts throughout the event. Spontaneous hangouts will be announced on twitter. Follow our Twitter account (@vconnecting) for updates.
If you are interested in participating virtually, please email firstname.lastname@example.org using your gmail account. There will usually be space for at least 5 virtual participants for each hangout.