So You Want To Attend A Conference (without slide notes)

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You’ve just learned about a wonderful conference. You feel that it offers opportunity for professional - and personal - growth. How do you convince your supervisor of the value of this opportunity?

You’ve just learned about a wonderful conference. You feel that it offers opportunity for professional - and personal - growth. How do you convince your supervisor of the value of this opportunity?

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  • 1. by Diane Cordell “TVintage Luggage Parmiters Antiques Southsea Reduxext” http://www.flickr.com/photos/geishaboy500/3217701386/
  • 2. Because sometimes... “virtual” just isn’t enough. “dream on” http://www.flickr.com/photos/gi/2953550/
  • 3. You may encounter some “resistance” to the idea. “what?!?!” http://www.flickr.com/photos/justbecause/291874981/
  • 4. Don’t just sit back and hope for the best! “Help for some decisions” http://www.flickr.com/photos/no-luogo/199372215/
  • 5. Use some persuasion points: “A prickly personality” http://www.flickr.com/photos/mharrsch/49790191/
  • 6. Inspiration “forever joy...” http://www.flickr.com/photos/santacrewsgirl/3204628014/
  • 7. Networking “Happy crowd” http://www.flickr.com/photos/alesk/356136498/
  • 8. Presenting “Visual Tools for Public Speaking” http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnygoldstein/3877740779/
  • 9. Exploring & Gathering “ALA Conference 2009 Exhibition Hall” http://www.flickr.com/photos/vees/3727151140/in/photostream/
  • 10. And when you return home... And when you return... “The Flight Home” http://www.flickr.com/photos/cayusa/2263853533/
  • 11. Sharing “Sharing” http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033/
  • 12. ...with students “Skyping in Mr. Silversides’ Classroom” http://www.flickr.com/photos/57634636@N00/2869677077/ “AASL 2009 Gaming with Chris Harris” http://www.flickr.com/photos/82712595@N00/4077595141/in/set-72157622629562751/ “Civil War Sallie” http://www.flickr.com/photos/71634097@N00/3696521643/ “Geocaching” http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul-w-locke/2638586231/ “The Alice Project” http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4320885492/
  • 13. ...with staff, administrators, the BOE, parents and community members. “Faculty Meeting” http://www.flickr.com/photos/editor/2652425435/
  • 14. Take time to reflect on your experiences. “The self image” http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmsmidt/3657956504/
  • 15. Continue the conversations. “Frosty Morning Web” http://www.flickr.com/photos/foxypar4/2124673642/
  • 16. Should you attend on your own nickel? “Business and Pleasure” http://www.flickr.com/photos/kisho_h/4278896830/
  • 17. Weigh the possibilities. “Large set of balance scales” http://www.flickr.com/photos/30084068@N08/3813864085/
  • 18. Is there a conference in YOUR future? “Pandora” http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrick_q/235242470/
  • 19. Image Credits Slide 1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/geishaboy500/3217701386/ Slide 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gi/2953550/ Slide 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/justbecause/291874981/ Slide 4: http://www.flickr.com/photos/no-luogo/199372215/ Slide 5: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mharrsch/49790191/ Slide 6: http://www.flickr.com/photos/santacrewsgirl/3204628014/ Slide 7: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alesk/356136498/ Slide 8: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnygoldstein/3877740779/ Slide 9: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vees/3727151140/in/photostream/ Slide10: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cayusa/2263853533/ Slide11: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033/ Slide12: http://www.flickr.com/photos/57634636@N00/2869677077/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/82712595@N00/4077595141/in/set-72157622629562751/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/71634097@N00/3696521643/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul-w-locke/2638586231/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/4320885492/ Slide13: http://www.flickr.com/photos/editor/2652425435/ Slide14: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmsmidt/3657956504/ Slide15: http://www.flickr.com/photos/foxypar4/2124673642/ Slide16: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kisho_h/4278896830/ Slide17: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30084068@N08/3813864085/ Slide18: http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrick_q/235242470/
  • 20. On Twitter, Plurk, Flickr: dmcordell Blogging at Journeys: http://dmcordell.blogspot.com