#ISTE13 - San Antonio Highlights & FUN!

It's my last year serving you as your PK-12 Schools rep on the ISTE Board of Directors - and a bittersweet time. In the last four years it's been a lot of work but it's been a great honor (and FUN!) to represent school based educators, teacher librarians, and to be your big mouthed unfiltered advocate for what's really important, our kiddos! OK sweeties....
Here are some ISTE San Antonio events I'm excited about and some highlights:
SUNDAY - June 23
1:30 – 3:00p.m. Conference Welcome/Member Kickoff  Hall A 
Kick off your ISTE 2013 experience with "our exciting Opening Ignite Session! Nine presenters will have five minutes each to inspire, amaze and intrigue you in rapid-fire succession. Get tips for navigating the conference and a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes."
3:00 – 5:00p.m. Member Networking Fair, Tower View Lobby  -- Visit All 25 SIGs, Affiliates, Advocacy/ETAN, Young Educator Network, and other member communities who will showcase their activities and recruit new members.
5:45 – 7:00p.m. Opening Keynote: Jane McGonigal
I am SO excited that we have a dynamic female ed tech leader for our keynote this year! No OWM's!
8:30 p.m. President’s Reception Grand Hyatt Texas Ballroom Foyer
MONDAY - June 24
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM  SIGMS Digital Age Media Center Playground: SACC Park View Lobby - I'll be there from 10-11 with a mini preso called The Curation Sensation with Scoop.it! & MentorMob! Come visit! Always a lot of fun!
10:30-12:00  Going to ISTE & Under 40!? Consider joining in the Iron Chef: ISTE13 Edition - Part 1 of 2  SACC 217A Participate in an Iron Chef-style challenge! Come alone or bring friends. You’ll collaborate and design an innovative NETS-aligned solution! Presentations will be on Wednesday.--ALSO check out the ISTE EpicYEN Social Event Monday night! from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT) --Only 11 tickets left! Follow on Twitter #EpicYEN  Check out the ISTE Iron Chef competition!
11:30 –1:30 Volunteer Leadership Box Lunch - Lonesome Dove Lounge, River Level

12:45  Your School Library: Mobile, Flipped, & Curated - a panel presentation featuring Dr. Joyce Valenza, Springfield Township, me!, Michelle Luhtala, Shannon Miller, Tiffany Whitehead, & Brenda Boyer - NOT JUST FOR LIBRARIANS!  Presenters will share options and strategies for curating, flipping, and mobilizing the traditional physical library for 24/7 availability. Featuring fav resources MentorMob, Scoop.it! & AuthorSTREAM & More! Room  214 C/D View full size MAP!

Monday Night:
5-7pm SIGMS Reception at the Hard Rock Cafe Balcony!
Also on Monday night - Affiliate Receptions - MACUL, WEMTA, CUE, & MSET are always great times! 
TUESDAY - June 25
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. #ISTEBoard - Board Linkage Event Bloggers Cafe (outside room 208) Join us! I'll be there!
 3:45PM-5:15PM  SIGMS Forum with Shannon Miller, Michelle Luhtala, and their administrators moderated by Gwyneth Jones & Tiffany Whitehead
7pm. EdTech Karaoke – ISTE 2013 3rd annual EdTech Karaoke party at ISTE 2013! Three thousand of your closest friends are expected to attend what has proven to be THE event of ISTE (I may or may not go to this - it's a bit too crowded for my taste, but it's very fun!) VIP Registration HERE Be sure to follow @ETKaraoke to be kept up to date with all party details!
8AM-9:30AM  SIGMS Annual Breakfast & Keynote with John T. Spencer
2:30 p.m.  Closing Keynote: Adam Bellow - SO Excited CEO & friend is our KEYNOTE! He's so funny, inspiring, & smart! He's amazingly AWESOME! AND he's a YJG, not an OWM! So I approve! EduTech smart savvy Chicks, follow
Virtual #ISTE13! 
If you can't attend ISTE in person in San Antonio you can still get that ISTE experience and save the airfare & housing cost all - VIRTUALLY! Register to attend sessions streamed virtually and enjoy all that ISTE goodness in your bunny....OR Cthulhu slippers!

We've Got an App for THAT!
Download the ISTE Mobile App! Search either the Apple Store or Android Marketplace for ISTE & it's FREE!  I also downloaded the full screen PDF from the San Antonio Convention Center: Facility Maps
& uploaded them to my Dropbox then downloaded them on each of my iPads!
Pace Yourself! USE The ISTE Conference Mobile App  & it's OK to take a nap! The crowds at ISTE are legen - wait for it, dary!  If you see me, introduce yourself, tell me your Twitter name, & say Howdy! I love LOVE meeting my PLN in person! But srsly, I'm most comfortable in the Blogger's Cafe sitting around in smaller groups chatting.
Oh and speaking of zipping around,  I've gotta give you a head's up. If you see me scooting around on a well, scooter.... it's because I'm going into surgery to replace my knee right after the conference & the my Orthopedic surgeon (when he saw he couldn't dissuade me from going!) urged me to use a scooter so I don't end up on the operating table all swollen & inflamed.  See, I had an impact accident about 10 years ago, funny how arthritis, teen age skateboarding, punk rock thrashing, being fluffy, & base jumping can screw up a good workout, mobility, & your knee! LOL
More tips & tricks on our ISTE Inspire Webinar Preso & Archive

Tweet! Tweet!
So I asked some friends & my Twitter PLN- What ISTE highlights are you most anticipating?
Can't wait for Hacked unbloggercon and Invent to Learn preconf!
Can't wait for ISTE's new brand reveal on at the Sunday night plenary!
  I always look forward to meeting people in person whom I've only interacted with online. #ISTE13
As far as the rest goes, too much to pick from. It's a veritable smorgasbord of learning! #ISTE13
Oh wow! I'd say keynote by and, Dine :) #iste13
Can't make it to San Antonio? Subscribe to virtual sessions&follow the hashtag thank u
Yes! Can't wait for keynote and at Hacked Ed! Woohoo!  


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