On My Way West — and Further

Neal S. Blaisdell CenterI probably shouldn’t say this, but I’ve never been all that thrilled about the classic “Vacation Paradises.” Paradise is OK, but something about places where people flock to vacate themselves.. Well, again, I probably shouldn’t be saying this.

Brenda and I have always preferred the road trip style of vacation or renting a house in the second oldest town in North Carolina and just living there, or spending 90% of our vacation time in England or Scotland on a train. [Photo ((Scott. “Blaisdell Center.” sdj92104’s Photostream. 8 Oct 2007. 7 Jun 2008 http://flickr.com/photos/sdj92104/1517066509/.)) ]

Pretty weird!

But it’s the reason that I haven’t, until now, been itching with anticipation about my trip to Honolulu, Hawaii for their EdTech conference. I spent some time at their web site this morning, which they resourcefully and brilliantly constructed on a WordPress installation. They have a welcome page, schedule page, keynote and featured speakers (including Will Richardson, Mark Standley, Howard Levin, and composer and record producer, Kenneth Makuakane (cool).

In addition to pages about the venue (The Neal S. Blaisdell Center), sponsors, conference evaluation, and a blog, the organizers have also established a Flickr stream, playing a slide show of photos tagged for the conference.

Now? I can’t wait! I want to wikiwiki there!

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.