The response to my speech during session TU306 at the ASTD International Conference and Exhibition in Dallas this year has been overwhelming and extremely touching.
Over 20 people took their time on Wednesday to interrupt my attempts to stalk Karl Kapp and steal JD Dillon‘s iPad charger with handshaking, thanks and congratulations. Several people said TU306 was the best session they followed, one told me I was destined for conference greatness and another said I ought to be on the keynote stage. I have received invitations to speak in France, Switzerland and even New Zealand …although the latter was not sure she would fly my kids out too 😉
What follows is a blatant attempt to blow my own trumpet, but also serves as a thank you to all who took the time to positively stroke my ego via Twitter during and after the session…
Please read the following posts:
…and if that wasn’t enough compliments for me, I had a few mentions in post-conference blogs of other people:
- Karl Kapp called me “one of the most enthusiastic people I met at the entire show” – read more here
- Tom Spiglanin said that I “talked most enthusiastically about using social media in formal learning applications” and “offered a number of specific tools and resources neatly organized”
To collect references related to my session on the practical usage of social media in formal learning:
- Have a look at my page for session TU306 including relevant resources
- Check out @amyton visual notes on my session
- Check out this mindmap from @heikan2003
Finally: If you want to read my posts from other people’s sessions at ASTD2013, just click on the ASTD2013 tab in the menu top-left.
Thank you again for your support.