David Kernohan started it this morning.
So, wondering about running #crappyconf15 -a conference that hits you over the head with, like, how bad edtech is and, like, capitalism.
— David Kernohan (@dkernohan) August 26, 2015
I’ve been tuning into the #crappyconf15 hashtag off an on this morning. As I wrote about yesterday, I’m working with David Wiley on organizing the OpenEd conference in November in Vancouver. So, timely. At the same time, funny…
— Rolin Moe (@RMoeJo) August 26, 2015
….more than a tad bit terrifying (ooooooooohhhhhhhh the expectations!!!!!!!!!),
— Alan Levine (@cogdog) August 26, 2015
….and highly educational on what details I need to pay attention to.
So, I want to take the learning one step further and ask you to flip this from #crappyconf to #awesomeconf. In your opinion, what makes a great conference great? And before you say “the people”, let’s take that as the given starting point.
Thinking of the many, many conferences you have attended, what are those things that made it stand out? Maybe it were little touches that the organizers put in place that kicked the conference up a notch for you? Was it a cool extra-curricular event? Something that made the event easier/better/smoother for you? Was it an added event before or after the main conference that made the trip worthwhile?
What do you need/want that would make OpenEd15 a worthwhile conference for you?