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The AASL Unconference: Join us!

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If you’re planning to attend AASL in Hartford, please add our first-ever Unconference on your agenda.

Our kinda edgy, late-night event will take place in the Capitol Ballroom at the Marriott beginning at 9 PM on Friday night.

The focus is on informal, peer-to-peer learning, PLN building, and sharing–ensuring that voices get heard and that current concerns have a forum.

Because Unconferences or edcamps are highly participative activities, we need your help to make this work.

Before you get to Hartford, think about what types of conversations you’ve been dying to have with colleagues.  Come prepared to suggest one on the big grid with a sticky note.

Before you get to Hartford, please consider adding a slide or two to our culminating Smackdown.  You’ll be called to the microphone to share your best discoveries relating to libraries and teaching and learning.  Share links, experiences, apps, anything for the greater good!

At Hartford, arrive a little early and volunteer to help out.

Plan to get into productive, professional arguments during our Stinks/Rocks session, to be led by EdCamp’s own, Dan Callahan.

Plan to stay till midnight (or a little before) when we hope to distribute fabulous prizes!

suggest a conversation on a sticky note

The unrules for unconferences are simple.

Participate.  Share with passion.  Feel free to leave a conversation if it doesn’t meet your interests or needs. Everyone, even newcomers have a voice. Make friends. Have fun.

Note: for those of you who will not be physically in Hartford, plans are underway to share the experience virtually.

Note: We are so grateful to the leadership of AASL for their support of our Unconference!

Useful Unconference links:

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. I’m looking forward to attending my first unconference. I will be virtually there–looking forward to learning more about how to plug in!


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