Meetup

 

The MeetUp activities planned for ACEC2014 will provide a valuable and dynamic component to the more formal conference program. In particular, the inclusion of students to facilitate reflection and deep conversations about learning and teaching with ICT is a major strength. It will help remind us all of what is most important!

MeetUps epitomise the theme of ‘Now it’s Personal’. They are opportunities to connect with the keynotes, other delegates and students, in a relaxed, fun space to chat, share, learn, enjoy a coffee and recharge with a variety of MeetUp activities.

What's happening at the MeetUp Space?

  • Connect with each other
  • Relax and build your networks
  • Recharge and plan your next movements
  • Chat with keynotes
  • Delegate sharing at MeetUps (including Speed, Discussion and Freeform MeetUps)
  • Interact with the Digital Leaders Thought Group (student perspective on the conference, they are keen to collate delegates reflections and input)
  • Attend Student MeetUps - how are they using Educational Technologies?
  • Attend Digital Leaders Thought Group panel challenge on Friday
  • “So, How Personal was It?” 
  • Use #ACEC2014 to follow MeetUp Space activities

Wednesday 1 October 2014

MeetUp Space (Exhibition Hall)

10.30 – 11.00

Conversations with the Keynotes - delegates  can informally chat with Alec Couros

11.00 – 11.30

Conversations with the Keynotes - Digital Leaders Thought Group get to chat, question and challenge Alec Couros (delegates are welcome to stay on or attend)

11.30 -12.00

Softlink Presentation (Exhibitor)

1.00 – 2.30

Student MeetUp (North Terrace Space)

3.00 – 3.30

Free Form MeetUp

MeetUp hosts - Amanda Rablin, Roland Gesthuizen

3.30 – 4.00

Bring Your Own Ideas

In this session participants will be invited to share their thoughts and experiences about the impact on pedagogy of initiatives such as BYOT and BYOD. It is a MeetUp discussion exploring how and if BYO makes learning (and teaching) personal.

MeetUp host - Amanda Rablin

4.00 – 4.30

Computing At Schools Hub

Participants can share the computing resources they use. All sectors , year levels and educational roles welcome.

MeetUp host - Dan Bowen

 

Thursday 2 October 2014

MeetUp Space (Exhibition Hall)

10.30 – 11.00

Conversations with the Keynotes - delegates can informally chat with Kathy Schrock

11.00 – 11.30

Conversations with the Keynotes - Digital Leaders Thought Group get to chat, question and challenge  Kathy Schrock (delegates are welcome to stay on or attend)

11.30 -12.00

IP Partners (Sponsor)

1.00 – 1.30

Student MeetUp (TBA)

1.30 – 2.00

Student MeetUp (TBA)

2.00 – 2.30

Student MeetUp (TBA)

3.00 – 3.30

Speed MeetUp - not quite speed-dating but sure to be as exciting! Come ready to share something of your learning or just to join in the fun.

Remember ‘Now It’s Personal’

MeetUp hosts - Amanda Rablin, Roland Gesthuizen

3.30 – 4.00

Discussion MeetUp - 10 minutes for each conference theme (Redefining Education, Innovative Learning, Inspiring Leadership) Questions and comments from participants.

MeetUp hosts - Amanda Rablin, Roland Gesthuizen

4.00 – 4.30

Freeform MeetUp - more open sharing determined by participant input and directions. This is the last MeetUp opportunity to share something you brought with you or were inspired by during the conference.

MeetUp hosts - Amanda Rablin, Roland Gesthuizen

 

Friday 3 October 2014

MeetUp Space (Exhibition Hall)

10.30 – 11.00

 Conversations with the Keynote Delegates and Digital Leaders Thought Group

11.00 – 11.30

Digital Leaders Challenge

 "So How Personal Was It?"