We are less than two weeks away from Edcamp Hudson Valley! We are so excited for the big day and we have been busy preparing for you all. Thank you so much to all who have helped us spread the word to other interested educators. In the last 7 days we have almost doubled our number of registered attendees! Due to your support we have extended the registration closing date from 8/1 to 8/8. There is still time to invite colleagues!
Below are few new pieces of information and reminders that we would like to share with you…
1) News, Updates, and Information
As the event gets closer you will see our site, www.edcamphudsonvalley.org, transform into an information hub with resources that will help you prepare and find answers before you come on August 14th. The same resources we post on the site (map of session sites, schedule template, links for resources, etc.) will also all be provided to you when you register the day of the event.
We will also post copies of all group-wide messages from us, such as this, on our site for future reference. For those who have registered after July 24th you can see the last email we sent out to registered participants at: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/2012/07/24/20-days-until-edcamp-hudson-valley/
If you have not done so already please take time to fill out the “Introduce Yourself” survey at http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/about-edcamp-2/introduce-yourself/
There is a link on the same “Introduce Yourself” page that will bring you to the responses. This will help you get to know the backgrounds, specialties, and inquiries of other Edcamp Hudson Valley attendees.
Thank you so much to those who have already filled out the survey!
3) Sessions and Equipment
At our planning meeting last night we finalized the four different locations of where the sessions will take place throughout the Ulster BOCES campus.
We will use the main conference room for registration, opening welcome, and the planning/schedule building session. Located on the other half of the main conference room will be the location of some of the sessions hosted throughout the day. The main conference room is also the place where breakfast and lunch will be served.
We will use the “Smart Room” located in Model Schools building for small round table sessions.
Toward the edge of the Ulster BOCES property is a modular building with a PC Lab as well as a meeting room where we will set up Mac laptops.
All session locations will have a projector with connectors. Also, Ulster BOCES has Wi-fi access campus wide.
There will be access to Flip Video cameras, iPod Touches, and iPads. These will be set aside for use in sessions that require their specific features.
A full map of session sites and the Ulster BOCES campus will be posted on edcamphudsonvalley.org soon. A copy will be placed in your welcome registration bag.
4) Sponsors and Door Prizes
We have some wonderful sponsors who have either donated money or prizes! Espresso Elementary is our Gold Sponsor ($500), ABCYA and the Edcamp Foundation are our Silver Sponsors ($250), and TechSmith is our Bronze sponsor ($100). The combined total of their financial gifts helps us keep Edcamp Hudson Valley FREE for you!
We also have some generous door prizes that we will raffle off at different points in the day. You can see a complete list here: http://edcamphudsonvalley.org/sponsors/sponsors-spotlight/
5) Questions- As the event day gets closer and closer there must be questions that you have. Feel free to send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you all soon!