Updates Prior to Saturday

Organizers emailed out this information to all registered attendees of EdCampOKC tonight!

Our first EdCampOKC is almost here! We’re planning to see you at Yukon High School on Saturday morning for a GREAT day of “unconference” professional development. Here are a few updates:

  1. FOOD: We will have a GREAT vendor-provided, free breakfast from Chick-fil-A on Saturday morning! Lunch will not be provided, however… we will be on our own for lunch eats.
  2. SCHEDULE: Check out our schedule online. Definitely plan to arrive by 8:30 so you can help build our schedule by suggesting sessions, voting for sessions, and (if you want) volunteering to facilitate sessions! We’ll update this online schedule during the day will info about all scheduled sessions.
  3. PARKING: Lots of parking is available in front and behind Yukon High School. We’ll have doors open by 7:45, but registration will officially begin at 8 am.
  4. DEVICES: Definitely plan to bring mobile devices to take notes, photos, tweet, etc. The YPS wireless guest network is open and just requires an email addresss to gain access, you won’t need a password or special access procedure. Remember to CHARGE your device fully Friday night and bring a power cable just in case!
  5. REGISTRATION STILL OPEN: As of tonight we have 79 people registered, but we have room for lots more! We’ve ordered Chick-fil-A breakfast goodies for 100, so we’d love to see at least 20 more people register and attend if possible. Please continue to spread the word and personally invite other educators you know to attend EdCampOKC!
  6. MEET THE EDCAMPERS: The last week or so we’ve been featuring short posts on our blog & twitter about US: The EdCampers! Check out these posts to get to know some of our attendees in advance, and (if you haven’t already) submit our “Meet the EdCampers Contribution Form” so we can feature YOU too!
  7. LIVESTREAMWe will be livestreaming (webcasting) the sessions in “the red room” during EdCampOKC as well as our after-lunch “app smackdown” in the Black Box Theater of YHS. If for some reason you can’t attend, check out our livestream, and definitely share this with others via email and Twitter! This is (of course) a free and open livestream that anyone worldwide can watch.
  8. TWITTER: If you’re on Twitter, please share before, during and after our Saturday event using the hashtag #edcampOKC. If you’re not on Twitter, EdCamp will provide a great opportunity to learn about it and how to use it from other attendees.
  9. AFTER-PARTY: Tomorrow night during our last EdCampOKC Organizer’s meeting we’ll finalize the selection of our after-party location in Yukon. If you have ideas and want to share input, please let an organizer know tomorrow! We hope you’ll plan to continue the great conversations at the after-party too.
  10. SWAG & SPONSORS: Our organizers have worked with some great sponsors to obtain a variety of giveaways and swag for our event. Please take some time to thank our sponsors when you see them at EdCampOKC, and also consider sending some tweets (listed on our sponsor page) to these folks to publicly show your appreciation for their support that’s making this event possible.
  11. CERTIFICATES: Attendance certificates will be provided as downloadable/printable PDFs following EdCampOKC, which you can use for local PD credit. Be sure to check in at registration in the morning so organizers will know to send you your certificate!
  12. PRINTED TICKETS: If possible, please bring your printed Eventbrite ticket (attached to this email & sent with your initial registration confirmation) with your QR code to the event. Our organizers will scan you in with the free Eventbrite Entry Manager app. If you don’t have your ticket we’ll still let you in and check you “old school” style with paper/pencil. 🙂
If you have a question not answered here, please post it to our idea board or get in touch with an organizer.

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