Self-Organized Sessions

Self-organized Sessions at the 2014 Education GIS Conference

If you attended last year’s Esri Education GIS Conference, you recall that we introduced “unconference” sessions.  So many attendees approved that we’re including a track of self-organized sessions again this year. Our goal is to let participants have a say in the conference program.

The self-organized sessions will take place Tuesday afternoon, July 15, in the Marriott Hotel, Marina Salon F.  An orientation session from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm will be your chance to propose a discussion topic of your choice, and to convince others to join you.

The first self-organized sessions will run 1:30 to 2:45 pm. All discussions will take place in one big room, with each discussion having its own roundtable.  At 2:45 pm we’ll invite each discussion leader to report out to the entire group.

The second round of sessions will run 3:15 to 4:30 pm, followed again by reports. Reports could take the form of a lightning talk, or a post in our conference Facebook page, or even an entry in the Conference Proceedings.

What discussion topic might you propose?

  • One of the themes of the Plenary Sessions (K-12 Education Policy, the Future of Higher Education, or Sustaining Learning Spaces);
  • Esri’s new ConnectED initiative;
  • Our new “ArcGIS Online for Higher Education Coaching Points” wiki;
  • Or any other GIS Education topic you have in mind!

Please plan to join us Tuesday afternoon!