Finally back in the office after four days in the beautiful city of Vancouver for MPI’s World Education Congress. I am happy and sad at the same time. Happy to be home, and sleeping in my own bed again, but sad to leave behind my new & old friends for what may be another year before I see them all again!
It’s my goal over the next week, to provide some useful feedback from the event, mainly my thoughts on the sessions and events I attended.
If you are looking for Guru updates, my thoughts on this program can be found here: Guru Series. Share your thoughts!
There has been lots of focus on the general sessions, and YES, the general sessions this year were fantastic! I was especially taken by John Furlong, CEO for the Vancouver Organizing Committee, 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games during the general session on Sunday. The session was broadcast live this year, but you can watch the archived video here: My only issue with the video is that I can’t fast forward/rewind – but not sure if it’s just me?
Before I share my feedback on the knowledge sessions – three in particular I plan to focus on – I want to share the fun.
The WEC Tradeshow – I had to get my fun video in while I still had the chance! This year, the guys at OmniPress who also maintain the Engage365 online community, were giving away free t-shirts to those of us brave enough to participate in a 30 second or less video. How could I pass this up?
WEC – It’s not all work and no play!
Below are some of the functions I attended, friends I made and food I ate! More serious updates to be posted later! Enjoy. (Side note, I’m not happy about centering all the photos in one straight line, but I couldn’t figure out how to make them look nice)