We are super, crazy, über excited to announce that we have reserved spaces in the Hunt Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus for SpeedCon 2014!
We will be using the Teaching and Virtualization Lab (learn more), and the Creativity Studio (learn more) spaces for our sessions, which means high-tech, dynamic spaces for sharing your ideas and presentations! We’ll also be starting the day in the beautiful Hunt Library Auditorium on the 1st floor, and we’ll have room for an Attendee Lounge in the Game Lab (learn more).
Thinking about presenting and want to take full advantage of the spaces? Contact Sarah Egan Warren or Jen Riehle and we will make arrangements for you to check out the spaces and how they work in advance of the event.
Can’t wait to see you at the Hunt Library in February!
We’re pleased to announce that SpeedCon will be back in 2014!
Mark your calendars now, we want to see you Saturday, February 8th, 2014! We’re still working on lots of details like the where, and the how, so if you’re a vendor interested in sponsoring, or know of a location that might work for us, please drop us a line! And of course, it’s never too early to start thinking about what you might want to contribute to SpeedCon. Got some presentation ideas? Get to work!
Dr. Brad Mehlenbacher, Massive Open Online Courses
John Martin, Digital Resources that Inform the Reconstruction of My Days
Jen Riehle, All About Infogrpahics
Sarah Glova, Active Presentations
John Strange, Framing Amendment One
How to Present Technical Informtion, Doug Johnston
The syllabus for Science and Public Decision Makers offers some ways to attempt to remedy the problem with a science education program for public officials and for those who govern – or hope to do so; those who assist them, report to them, or try to influence them.
We’re very excited about SpeedCon 2012! We loved the sessions, the flow, the food and the turnout and we’re hoping that everyone who made it out feels the same.
A few housekeeping items… First, we’re collecting links from all the presenters who have copies of their content online. If you’re one of those people please email us links to your presentation, or upload them to slideshare.net and tag them #speedcon.
Secondly, we really want to know what worked an what didn’t. Unconferences are challenging and ever-evolving so please complete our short survey to let us know your favorite things about the day and clue us into the things that we might want to change in the future. The survey is available at http://speedcon.wordpress.com/evaluate-speedcon-2012.
Thanks again to all our sponsors! We were able to provide great food and door prizes this year and that was all thanks to the support of our community. We’re so grateful!
Finally, we really couldn’t do this conference without the participation of both our attendees and speakers. An unconference is dependent on user-generated content and everyone- even those who didn’t present- contributed to the conversation. Thanks very much to everyone for showing up and caring enough to contribute.
Hope to see you next year!
We want to make sure everyone can get ahold of the great ideas and information that gets presented at SpeedCon! If you have slides, please consider sharing them on http://slideshare.net and tagging them with #speedcon. Wherever your slides/notes/animations/recordings are hosted, if you would be willing to share information about a session you led, please contact us with those links and we will add them to the website as a resource for attendees.
Check out resources from SIGDOC 2011.
Thanks so much for participating in 2012 and we hope to see you again next year!
We’re underway! We had some great piches and we have some wonderful topics for discussion. Here’s a look at the schedule!
Caldwell G109: Digital Sources, John Martin
Caldwell G110: Wonder Drugs from Nature, David Kroll
Caldwell G109: All About Infographics, Jen Riehle
Caldwell G110: Rhetoric of Amendment One, John Strange
12:30-1:15pm: Lunch, Caldwell Lounge
Caldwell G109: How to Present Technical Information, Douglas Johnston
Caldwell G110: Flip Your Meetings, Dr. Barbi Honeycutt
2:10-2:40pm – Lightning Sessions!
- Accessibility & Usability, Neal Timpe and Michelle Tompkins
- Job Hunting, Desiree Burns
- Non-verbal Communication: Sarah Egan Warren and Jen Riehle
- WordPress Multisites, Jen Riehle
Caldwell G109: Active Presentations, Sarah Glova
Caldwell G110: Online Education discussion, Sarah Egan Warren
Dr. Wade Newhouse
Door Prizes and Closing Remarks
We’ve had quite a few folks submit their ideas for SpeedCon already this year and we have a lot to look forward to! Here’ a sampling of some of the session pitches for tomorrow…
- Managing your Digital Resources
- The Rhetoric of Amendment One
- The “Other Panel”
- Everything you wanna know about Infographics
- Emotional Intelligence in Communication
- Flipping a Meeting
Remember anyone is welcome to come to the conference and pitch their session. The quality of the conference is dependent on you sharing your knowledge and ideas! That being said if you prefer just to come out and be a participant you’re welcome to do that as well. We need listeners just as much as we need talkers!
Don’t forget registration is still open! We’d like to know if you’re planning to attend so we can try to feed everyone but we will also have walk-in registration tomorrow morning. Hope to see you there!