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Online Conference: Performance Through Simulations and Games by NASAGA

Posted by: leelefever on February 9, 2004- 4:00pm

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NASAGA is the North American Simulation and Gaming Association and they are organizing a 3-day online event that will bring together experts and practitioners to focus on using simulation and games to improve organizational performance. From this website: For three days, March 10-12, leading professionals will come together for online presentations from experts in the field and in-depth collaborative discussions – all focused on how to increase the effectiveness of eLearning programs through... Continue Reading

The TechMuck as an Event

Posted by: leelefever on February 6, 2004- 4:00pm

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I'm taking a lot from this event (Tech Muckabout) but one thing that is clear is how difficult it must be to plan and manage such an event. The "Muckahosts" have done a great job in creating an event that, by design, is not like any "conference" you've ever been too. I laud them for doing a great job in a new and difficult environment. Unlike a conference of accountants or lawyers, this groups varies widely in expertise, domain, focus, experience, etc. There are people like Amy Jo Kim and... Continue Reading

iWork@Sun Tour

Posted by: leelefever on February 5, 2004- 4:00pm

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As part of the day's festivities we walked over to the Sun campus to learn about their iWork@Sun initiative/program. It's not a Sun product that's for sale, it's a new way that they are working- which sounds trite. However- it's really pretty interesting. Lately I've had the perspective of Sun as a old school company that's try to move into the 21st century. This tour showed me that they're really doing some interesting things. The most impressive thing for me was the "Sun Ray" and how it's... Continue Reading

Tech-Mucking in Silicon Valley

Posted by: leelefever on February 4, 2004- 4:00pm

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I just arrived in the Silicon Valley for the Technology Muck-About. I imagine you might say to yourself- what in the *&$^ is that? Well, here's a little background... Last fall I had the pleasure of attending the first ever Muck-About, which was a chance for a small group of folks to get together (on and off-line) and talk about communities of practice. It occurred on the Washington State coast over 3 days in October 2003. At the end of the first event, a group of us realized that we... Continue Reading

n-Tags and Revolting Conference Attendees

Posted by: leelefever on October 19, 2003- 5:00pm

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Jason Kottke just posted a funny and interesting entry about interactive name tags (nTags) at the recent Pop!Tech conference. The nTags are little computers that allow you to zap your personal information to another person's tag with whom you're conversing. Pretty cool, but some people didn't like it... Many attendees liked them and used them happily, but others revolted. Some people started trading their badges with others. Early on during the conference, Whit Diffie hacked his nTag badge to... Continue Reading

Passing Virtual Notes in Class: Backchannels and Conference Presentations

Posted by: leelefever on July 29, 2003- 5:00pm

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There has been some recent discussion about new ways people are interacting at conferences. The New York Times "In the Lecture Hall, A Geek Chorus" and Ross Mayfield got some of the discussion started and Clay Shirky followed up with some good points. Here's a quick introduction from my perspective: It's a little like passing notes in class- except via the Internet. Wireless Internet connections at conferences and lectures are allowing people to use laptops and other tools to communicate in... Continue Reading

Wired.org: 4 day Online Conference for Non Profits

Posted by: leelefever on July 23, 2003- 5:00pm

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These folks are putting together a 4 day online conference that is focused on helping non-profits and non-government organizations (NGOs) work on the web. Here is more official info from the organizers: Conference URL: www.icohere.com/wiredorg DATES: September 16-19 LOCATION: Online DESCRIPTION Wired.Org: Nonprofits & NGOs Work on the Web is an online conference (September 16-19) geared to nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, socially responsible companies and educational... Continue Reading

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