So, EdCampNYC happened. Yes, we will organize another. No, we will not start offering tickets months in advance. I’m grateful we had a more intimate crowd than I expected, but our costs would have been greatly lessened had all of the anticipated attendees arrived. The session board filled up seriously fast, and it was great to see all the tweets and resources shared throughout the day.
Had I not been an organizer, I would have led a session on Google Apps, integrated projects, paperless science journals, social networking in the classroom, professional development, media tools, offered a tour of the school and discussed the intentions of The School at Columbia University. Additionally, I would have been able to remain in a session for more than a few minutes and benefited from the conversations happening on three different floors. For next year, I am hoping to recruit some students to help at registration, act as hall monitors and tech support, and maybe lead a session on some of their projects.
A million thanks to our sponsors and everyone who organized, participated, and led sessions!
Our website: http://edcampnyc.org
Our wiki: http://edcampnyc.wikispaces.com
Our Flickr pool: http://www.flickr.com/groups/edcampnyc/
Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/edcampnyc
The main edcamp wiki linking to events in other cities: http://edcamp.wikispaces.com/
The TwapperKeeper archive of our #edcampnyc tweets:
Our (barely used) Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/EdCampNYC
The organizers are listed here: http://www.edcampnyc.org/?page_id=33
Ann Oro – @njtechteacher – for being the webmaster, ticket barker, and go-to gal throughout the planning
Annmarie Stoekel – @astoeckel – for securing sponsors and helping throughout the event
Basil Kolani – @bkolani – for securing sponsors, printing labels, and being omnipresent
Deven Black – @spedteacher -for setting up our financials, being a sponsor, and helping at the event
Erik Weese – @brklynsurfer – for securing sponsorship and manning registration
Karen Blumberg – @SpecialKRB – for securing sponsors, representing on Twitter/Facebook/Gmail, and continuously editing/promoting/planning
Katy Gartside – @nykat4 – for creating the signage, responding to every email ever sent, organizing the door prizes, and stepping up at every opportunity
Laura Hollis – @laurahollis525 – for securing sponsorship, taking photos, and hosting the one (!) face-to-face meeting
Rita Chuhran – @rchuhran – for designing the T-shirt and the brochure and manning registration
Sean Freese – @esinclair – for designing the labels, supporting the website, updating the Google Doc, and helping throughout the event