Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

Too many conferences suffer from the assumption that the best way to use people’s time is to subject them to elaborately designed presentations. We need to design our conferences differently. Here are three (of many) different ways to design a conference.

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Notes from the Keynote at the SharePoint Conference 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I share five key takeaways from the SharePoint Conference keynote earlier this week: The SharePoint Conference North America 2018 in Las Vegas is the place to be this week if SharePoint is critical to the collaboration strategy at your organisation.

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Networked Learning Conference 2016 starts today

Jenny Connected

I included references to our papers in my last post – Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster. Later this morning we will head over to Lancaster for the start of the conference at midday.

2016 169

To conference or to unconference?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I have been going to the learning technologies conference in London for 3 years, and people (including me) always complain that the program is organized around the sage on stage. At such a conference, you do not get to talk to your fellow practitioners in the same way.

2017 130

Blog>> IKO Conference - Conference Guide

Green Chameleon

Here is the pdf version of the full Conference Guide provided to participants. It was a great conference, thanks to all the speakers and participants for their wonderful participation! ” “The conference has given me much insights to KO, for a newbie like myself. The conference will grow” The guide contains the complete agenda, the speaker profiles, the content of the case study outlines, and the knowledge organisation competency framework.

2015 100

Conferences for ENGAGEMENT…rather than display

Networking Action

Conferences can lead to both knowledge exchange and impact – we just have to do them differently,” writes Mark Reed. I, too, don’t want to go to conferences designed around cutting off the top of heads and … Net DevAmen to that.

2017 100

Creating a memorable conference

Viv Mcwaters

I’m asking myself what makes a memorable conference? If you attend many conferences, what memories come to mind? What conferences do you talk about long after they were done? Hearing and seeing are well catered for in most conferences. Conferences General

2012 130

Dispatch from the 2017 Association of Change Management Professionals Conference

Partnering Resources

The annual conference of the Association of Change Management Professionals was lively, friendly, and fun. Scroll down for my take on what was new and hot at the 2017 conference. I left feeling centered, refreshed, and ready for the rest of the conference.

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Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster

Jenny Connected

In a couple of weeks I will present a paper with Jutta Pauschenwein at the 10 th Networked Learning Conference in Lancaster, which is very convenient as it is less than half an hour from my home. The abstract of the paper has been published on the Networked Learning Conference site.

2016 130

Bringing a festival mindset to conferences

Viv Mcwaters

It seems that conferences are as popular as ever. Yet many of them are stuck in some kind of conference void, wherever any innovation or creativity is talked about rather than enacted. You don’t need me to tell you the difference between conferences and festivals.

2014 130

SharePoint Conference 2011

Michael Sampson - Currents

The 2011 Microsoft SharePoint Conference is happening this week in Anaheim. Unlike the 2009 conference, the next release of SharePoint (then 2010) will not be announced and debated, but the focus will be on looking back over recent wins (eg., Conference Notes SharePoint

2011 116

Meaning Conference Highlights – A Collaborative Future #lawwe

Elsua

Of course, I am talking about the Meaning 2012 conference event that took place in Brighton, UK, on October 1st and that three months later I am still remembering it as it were just yesterday. Something other conference events should mimic and learn from a great deal!

2013 164

Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ

Michael Sampson - Currents

In 5 weeks I’ll be up in Auckland for the Digital Workplace Conference. In addition to the two workshops I will be presenting, I am delighted to announce here that I will be presenting the opening keynote for the conference. Debbie and her team at ShareThePoint say this is the 21st conference across the region, and the 8th conference in New Zealand. Conference Notes Michael's Happenings Microsoft Office 365

2016 89

1st Global Conference on Positive Change

Networking Action

Join me and others at the 1st Global Conference on Positive Change 13 – 14 April 2017, The Netherlands … Net Dev

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Digital Workplace Conference 2016 in New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I attended the Digital Workplace Conference in Auckland. There were about 600 people at the conference, with conference sessions spanning two days, along with both pre-conference and post-conference workshops. It was the eighth annual conference in New Zealand (having been renamed from the original “SharePoint Conference”), and the 21st conference put on by ShareThePoint across New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia.

2016 89

Blog>> IKO Post Conference Newsletter

Green Chameleon

We have published a post-conference newsletter for our IKO Conference attendees, containing a handy set of links to all the conference videos and supporting materials, additional articles from our speakers, and a link to an online competency framework for you to use in self development planning

2015 100

Intranets 2016 Conference – Space is Running Out

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have attended three of the previous five conferences ( which have been great! ), and while I am not able to attend next week unfortunately, if you are fast you can attend. This just in from the Step Two team: With 7 days to go, there are only 10 places left at the Intranets2016 conference. Conference details and registration: Intranets2016. Conference NotesThe team at Step Two Designs are hosting Intranets2016 next week in Sydney, running from June 1-3.

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Blog>> HKKMS Conference 2014

Green Chameleon

I’m looking forward to joining Kim Sbarcea and Dave Snowden at the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society Conference in ten days’ time! The last time we spoke together was with the late, great, Max Boisot in 2010. Do join us! More information here

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Blog>> IKO Conference Materials Online and Reflections on Conference Design

Green Chameleon

We have started posting the materials from the “Innovations in Knowledge Organisation” conference we organised last week. We had great feedback on the interactive design of the conference, which you can pick up from the Conference Guide. On that very topic, here’s a great post from Paul Corney on an Open Space Peer Assist he facilitated at the KM UK Conference the same week as IKO.

2015 100

Collabosphere 2012—Central Desktop's Annual Collaboration Conference

Michael Sampson - Currents

Central Desktop's annual collaboration conference for customers and partners is happening October 21 to 23 in Santa Monica. Conference NotesHere's the agenda as it stands today: Early bird registration ends September 15.

Social Business Forum Highlights – Reinventing Conference Events

Elsua

Over the last few years I have attended quite a few technical conferences and time and time again the main issue I keep bumping into is not having enough time to converse with fellow attendees to continue learning from one another. but also for the overall conference.

2011 164

Blog>> Keynotes from IKO Conference

Green Chameleon

Here are the slides for the three keynotes at our IKO Conference this week. We will be producing video versions of these as well, but they’ll take a little longer. Patrick Lambe – The New Frontier in Knowledge Organisation: integrating methods, technologies and standards to deliver extraordinary results. Charlie Hull – The Future of Search: fishing the streams of Big Data. Matt Moore – Competence and Knowledge Organisation

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Bioneers Bay Area Conference Talk

Networking Action

I’ll be at the 2013 Bioneers Conference Oct. I’m a keynote on T hursday, a day-long pre-conference intensive titled “ Catalyzing a Resilient Communities Network: A Call to Action and Collaboratory.” 18-21 in San Rafael.

2012 130

Brilliant Conference Lunch Idea

Nancy White

This is brilliant from TEDX Edmonton. Green. Social. Creative. I’m going to steal- um- borrow this idea! Thanks for blogging about it, Mack Male ! Lunch was next on the schedule and as with the rest of TEDxEdmonton it was anything but ordinary.

2011 141

ALTMOOCSIG Conference: MOOCs – Which way now?

Jenny Connected

This was the question for the ALTMOOCSIG day conference (Friday June 27 th ) which was hosted at UCL. This was a free conference (thank you ALT, Mira Vogel and Fiona Harvey ), but of course there were expenses involved with travelling from Cumbria to London – but it was well worth it.

2014 158

JAC 2012 – Joint Alumni Conference Event Highlights

Elsua

Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

2012 141

The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

In June, I traveled to Washington, DC for my first International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference. Here’s the inside scoop on what happened at the IABC DC World Conference. If you like Canadians, this is your conference!

2017 158

Two Great Conferences Next Week

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a perfect world, it would be easy to attend two conferences in the United States next week, as well as run the user adoption workshop in New Zealand, make progress on the book, and complete a couple of other client projects. The world isn't perfect, but here's a hat tip to two conferences I'd love to attend: - E2Innovate in Santa Clara , from November 12-15. Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas, from November 12-15. Conference Notes

2012 98

SharePoint Conference – Australia and New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

In eight and nine weeks respectively the SharePoint Conference will be on in Sydney and Auckland. In the video above I explain what I will be doing at the conference, and answer a few other questions in advance of the shows. a conference talk on Re-Imagining Effective Work. -

Networked Learning Conference 2012 – Hot seats

Jenny Connected

Next week- Oct 10th – sees the start of the Networked Learning Conference Hot Seats. Tagged: conference , hot seats , networked learning. Networked Learning conference hot seats networked learningThese were very worthwhile to take part in last time. See [link] for further details.

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OER13 Conference, Tues 26 March

Jenny Connected

Tomorrow my colleague from Oxford Brookes University, George Roberts, will be presenting a workshop at the OER13 conference – in Nottingham, UK.

2013 130

Networked Learning Conference Presentation 2010

Jenny Connected

Below is the link to our presentation of our paper for the Networked Learning Conference 2010. We will also be providing a handout to go with the presentation at the conference : Ideals and Reality of Participating in a MOOC Handout. We’re really hoping that this will go well, that we get some people at our session and that people at the conference will find it interesting – but I expect everyone else is hoping this as well!

2010 109

Further thoughts about our presentation: 10th Networked Learning Conference 2016

Jenny Connected

This week Jutta Pauschenwein and I presented a paper Visualising Structure and Agency in a MOOC using the Footprints of Emergence Framework at the 10th Networked Learning Conference in Lancaster, UK. This time, before the conference, I gave the paper to a friend asking for potential questions that might arise from the paper. Although these questions were not asked at the conference, I will share them here (and my answers) as I found them useful in preparation for our session.

2016 100

My Two Workshops at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

I’m excited to be attending and speaking at the Digital Workplace Conference New Zealand in Auckland in early August. In addition to a conference talk or two, I have signed up to present both a pre-conference and post-conference workshop. Register for the Conference and my Workshops. Conference Notes Michael's Happenings Microsoft Office 365

2016 89

My Two Workshops at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

I’m excited to be attending and speaking at the Digital Workplace Conference New Zealand in Auckland in early August. In addition to a conference talk or two, I have signed up to present both a pre-conference and post-conference workshop. Register for the Conference and my Workshops. Conference Notes Michael's Happenings Microsoft Office 365

2016 89

Social learning circle- new ways of learning at a conference

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last Tuesday I've facilitated a so-called learning circle about social learning at the Next Learning conference in Den Bosch. Many of my circle people were people who did not know many others at the conference.

2016 141

Two free online conferences 11-13 October

e-Moderation Station

There are a couple of free online conferences about using technology with English language learners next week (11-13 October), that you shouldn’t miss. Here are the dates for your diary: The Reform Symposium online conference : Friday 11 – Sunday 13 October.

2013 81

The Second Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are two opening keynotes at the upcoming Digital Workplace Conference in Auckland. Conference NotesI’m doing one and Jordana Borensztajn is doing one. Here’s her session: Bringing Creativity Into Your Digital World. In today’s digital world, we’ve all become content creators.

2016 89

Anticipating new open courses and conferences

Jenny Connected

There seem, at this time, to be many open courses on offer and conferences of interest. ALTC is usually a stimulating conference. I would like to go to this conference. Next week sees the official end of the summer break for many people, particularly those working in education.

2014 130

Opening Keynote at the SharePoint Conference in Auckland

Michael Sampson - Currents

Day one of the SharePoint Conference in Auckland is kicking off, with a two-hour Microsoft keynote. Previously known as Oslo (announced at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in March 2014). Collaboration Hardware Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint

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