The NAIS Annual Conference 2017 is in Baltimore, MD and the theme is: Make Your Mission Matter: From Vision to Values. With 6000 participants, NAIS pulls big keynote speakers and great presenters from around the world. My recommendation is to attend all of the keynotes which include Onaje X.O. Woodbine, Susan Cain, Sir Ken Robinson and Brene Brown. There are so many sessions to choose from. I encourage you decide what your learning goals for the conference are and then take a look at the program.
Connecting with people: For me, one of the most important parts of conference going is to connect with old friends and make new ones. Here are a few ways to do that at the #NAISAC 2017:
- Wednesday, 3/1 at 5:00pm: First time at the conference? Attend the First-Time Attendees Reception
- Thursday, 3/2 from 4:30 – 6:00: Welcome Reception in the NAIS Expo
- In the Expo Hall, stop by the NAIS Makerspace or the NAIS Learning Lab to find colleagues or take a break.
- Twitter: Follow the hashtag: #NAISAC to see what people are saying.
How do you navigate the NAIS Annual Conference? Add your ideas in the comments below.
Looking forward to seeing you at NAIS AC 2017!
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Here are my three things:
Hope to connect with you there!
Thanks for that link, Lorri. Sorry we didn’t connect at the conference!
Of all the years, I feel like this year, I connected with very few people. 😦 Not sure if it was the layout of the conference center. BUMMER!
Hope all is well!
It’s such a big place and sometimes you find people and other times you just miss them. Next year!