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The "InstructureCon From Afar" Experience

To my friends, colleagues, and fellow Canvas lovers having a blast at Keystone:

My view is not as pretty as yours this afternoon. I didn't get to game, gamble, hack or karaoke last night. I haven't been kicked out of a building mid-session (although it did give me flashbacks to when a fire drill made me late for my own CanvasLIVE session in April), seen Jewel perform, or gotten a t-shirt shot at me by mbenson+sales@instructure.com.

But I am watching you all from afar. Hashtag #InstCon has been my best friend this week. Not to mention the amazing blog posts in the Community (how do you have time???) from kenneth.rogers@instructure.com‌, mjennings@uab.edu‌, awilliams‌, and kelley.meeusen@cptc.edu‌. So many people not only tweeting the heck out of everything, but also taking time to write longer, thoughtful missives, that really paint a real-time picture of the glory of InstructureCon. Even if I didn't have my awesome memories of InstructureCons past, it would still be clear that it's more than just another ed tech conference (This one's for the newbies - the rest of you are like "Well, DUH!").

My FOMO has been largely mitigated by the vast flow of information (VFOI?). Heck, I'm scoring like 88% on the #IC17Trivia: for goodness sake. I know where lunch is being served and that somebody hates the Yellow Bus. I didn't miss InstCon17. I just remoted in.

Hope you all have a rockin' finale, and I will see you in person next year. That's a promise.

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Instructure
Instructure

But wait...if you come, then what happens to all the people that I told *I* was Tracey DeLillo?

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We just create an elaborate back-story to explain why I'm me again. And leave you at home so we don't have to explain why there's two of us Smiley Wink

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Totally makes sen...WAIT! WHAT!!??!

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This is starting to sound like an episode for the new Doctor Who...........!!!!!! 🙂

Like Tracey, I was participating from afar, and I have to give a special shout-out to lindalee@wharton.upenn.edu‌ for tweets that really inspired me while I was sitting here this week working on courses for back-to-school. So much goodness! And thanks to all the bloggers and tweeters. I had a blast!

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Ooh, I can work with that! We'll just say that kenneth.rogers@instructure.comis me, from the future, after I regenerate, and he/I decided to travel to InstructureCon 2017 because he/I knew there'd be no risk of running into himself/myself. And if we both go next year, we'll just write it off as a multi-doctor episode and our fans will be cool with it. #whovians #nerdcred #toomuchsugar

How do I "like" this multiple times????! 🙂

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Community Coach

Sorry you couldn't make it this year, but I love how you could still follow along at home and do so well on the quizzes!

I definitely think we need a Canvassador panel session next year!! 

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I totally agree. I know people are curious about who the Canvassadors are and what it means to be one. I think it would be a good opportunity for people to find out who their regional Canvassadors are, in case they are looking for somebody to speak at a small event or something like that. And those are just my off-the-top-of-my-head ideas. Let's get Deactivated user in the loop on this Smiley Happy

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Great idea, Tracey! I mean really great!

Kelley