Not because I sit on the board for TCEA, but because this is just pretty cool, I wanted to share this bit of information about the 2010 TCEA Convention to be held in Austin, TX, February 8-12, 2010. The biggest COOL factor for me is the iPhone/Touch App being developed for the conference. It is shaping up to be a really nice app available for free as the convention draws closer.
30th Annual Convention and ExpositionThe TCEA 30th annual Convention and Exposition “Charting New Waters” will be held at the Austin Convention Center Feb. 8-12, 2010. Nationally-known keynoters, more than 400 vendors in 900 booths, hundreds of concurrent sessions, Web 2.0 lounges, gaming playgrounds (Second Life and geocaching), Bring Your Own Laptop sessions, Model Classroom demonstrations, and so much more will be available to attendees. Early registration will open Sept. 9 on the TCEA website and will be $165. Starting Nov. 1, registration will go to $180. Onsite registration will be $190.
Participants for the first time will be offered the “I Touch Learning” convention experience.
Educators who select this option will receive all conference benefits plus an iPod touch loaded with convention information and teaching resources. Exact pricing of this option will be available when registration opens.
Registration for the convention includes a free membership to TCEA. Housing information will be included in your registration confirmation.
New this year, you will find an Opensource Cafe (blogger’s cafe style), Blogger’s Cafe with its own room for noise reduction, Twitter, an EduBloggerCon (Lonestar EBC), an iPhone/Touch app loaded with all of the convention information you will need, and more. These are big steps to take all at the same time, so it will be a cool thing for TCEA to try this all out at once.
For additional information, check out these resources:
This is a great promotional video created by Joel Adkins for the Lone Star EduBloggerCon event. Enjoy: