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julian
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So, where are you coming from???

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Each year I love to start up this thread to see where everyone is coming from. Instructurecon has become such a great international event over the past few years.

4 years ago I attended my first and I was one of only three from Australia. Last year saw over a dozen.

And it is not just Australia. Now they come from all over Europe, Asia, the Middle East and even Canada (I was informed that it is NOT a northern US state or America's Top Hat last visit).

So, where are you from? Are you road tripping in from the east coast? Flying in from the west? Travelling by husky from the north or swimming in from over the seas?

This thread gives a chance to not only share your port of origin but also will allow you to connect with others from the same region. Maybe you can also connect up at Instructureconcarn and make some new connections.

I will start, for those who don't already know I am based in Sydney Australia (you know, the country where everything is trying to kill you) and have been a long time Canvas user, advocate and now staff member.

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Looking forward to reconnecting with all those I have met over the years and keen to meet all those I haven't.

OK, now it is your turn. Post your origin here and tag 3 others to do the same. Let's see just how many we can get here.

Julian

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mjennings
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The Jennings Clan and Traveling Wolverine will be coming from Birmingham, AL!

tagging...  @clong ‌,  @bneporadny ‌ &  @dhulsey ‌

I'll be coming from Birmingham, AL as well!

dhulsey
Community Champion

I am sitting this year's Instructurecon out. Too many classes to teach, people to hire, etc., etc. If I were going, I would be driving from Hobbs, New Mexico. I think we might be sending our Canvas admin though. Smiley Happy 

Sorry to hear that, Dallas!

We will miss you!

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mzimmerman
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Omaha, Nebraska, for the second year at InstructureCon.  Driving over, then spending a few days hiking in the mountains with my fiancee'...

You know,  @mzimmerman ,  we have never had a wedding at an InstCon - just sayin' hint hint!

I like it!

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ericwerth
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I'm coming from Pikeville, Kentucky.  The last time I attended InstructureCon it snowed like crazy, so I am hoping for a bit warmer weather!

ericwerth

Park City, UT. 2014 I think. We drove down from Washington, and along with our Granddaughter (who always attends), we brought her half-brother. All the way down we warned him about the altitude, the low air pressure, and the high sunburn risk! Got there Monday afternoon, and when we woke up Tuesday morning the blizzard was on us.  The real heroes were the Instructure staff who took turns driving the golf carts around with  freezing fingers, and wrapped in whatever they could find to cover themselves with.

Ah, the memories!

Kelley

Yes, that's the one!  I have a picture of a "sunscreen station" sign covered in snow.

laurakgibbs
Community Champion

Oh, I forgot to say where I am coming from: I teach for Univ. of Oklahoma, but I live in North Carolina, so I'm flying from the East Coast. And making another comment here is an excuse to ping more people: I'm really looking forward to meeting  @lindalee  and whitney.kilgore‌ and  @jared ‌ in person at last. 🙂

Ditto! Looking forward to meeting you in person, too!

And I'll be coming from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- and this will be my third InstructureCon. (And my first time presenting! A shameless plug, if you are interested in learning more about Blueprint courses...)

I'm not actually sure who else is coming from the Philly area this year, other than  @joepschaffner ‌.

We are "sort of" the suburbs Smiley Wink

stuart_ryan
Community Coach
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I am coming from Sydney, Australia just like Julian. Though, I don't know anyone else that will be coming from our region as of yet. So as soon as I do, they shall be tagged!

orwinr
Community Champion

Coming in from Queensland,  @stuart_ryan ‌ 🙂

Woohooo!!! We will have to meet up for a chat!

rseilham
Community Coach
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The land of Mickey (or Orlando, FL) representing UCF with some of the best and brightest in online learning! I can't wait to find some of your smiling faces and give you Super Panda stickers. 

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Tagging:  @valentinesking ‌,  @RobDitto ‌,  @PSU_Tony ‌

orwinr
Community Champion

Looking forward to meeting you in person  @rseilham . We can talk templates that work on mobile in person, assuming we can find a time to meet. We are just about to release the new version of our templates and would love your opinion on our mobile friendly development.

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Hi orwinr

Sounds great! I'll be there Monday-Friday, so there should be time for us to meet up and discuss. I'm always easy to find somewhere around Keystone. 

Boekenoogen
Community Contributor

I am coming from the University of Oklahoma.  This will be my second trip to the conference. I loved the one-on-one time with Canvas developers and some of the staff. 

bcrook
Advocate

The great state of Dela-Where?!

kona
Community Coach
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LOL... we just drove through the upper northern part of Delaware! 🙂

bdye
Community Participant

Driving from Wichita, Kansas. Will be my 3rd.  

Bobby2
Community Champion

Stalking you all from Hobart Tasmania. 

tellison
Community Contributor

Coming from Missouri along the Mississippi River.  bdye‌ it will be my 3rd too.

tahlia_ewing
New Member

Flying in from Phoenix! 

rsasso
Community Contributor

My colleagues and I will be flying in from Knoxville, TN. We are at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and this will be our 3rd InstCon!

Looking forward to it!

Hi Rosie!  I'll be coming from Johnson City. This is my first Instructure event, and I'm the only one coming from my school.  I hope to see a friendly Tennessee face while I'm there! Go Vols! 

fosterl
Community Contributor

I'm from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. This will be my fourth InstCon! I managed to go to one in Park City before it was moved to Keystone.  @Tasha_Biesinger ‌  @lynn_greenough ‌ ninafox

awarmar
Community Participant

Oklahoma reporting in! 

admin
Community Contributor

Four of us will be coming from New Caney, Texas!

baxl
Community Contributor

Columbia, MO!

straussi
Community Champion

This'll be InstructureCon #4 ... from Daytona Beach, FL (13' above sea level)

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fosterl
Community Contributor

If any of you are first-timers, and/or coming from low altitudes ( @straussi ‌), check out stefaniesanders‌' article instcon2017-prep-calling-all-flatlanders. Some really useful tips there, and year two at Keystone went much better for me following (some of) the advice contained therein!

admin
Community Contributor

This will be my first Instructure Con. I will be arriving with Stacey Lince from College of Marin located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Go Warriors!

john_reiels
New Member

A group of four will be coming from Nicolet High School in Milwaukee, WI.  First time for all of us.  Go Knights!

admin
Community Contributor

I'm flying in from Arlington, Virginia, this will be my first Canvas Conference.

admin
Community Contributor

Valdosta, Georgia,

admin
Community Contributor

My name is Juan Corona De León i am from Mexico, Jalisco, Oconahua/El Palacio de Ocomo. Now I am living in South Lake Tahoe California, USA

emaster002
New Member

Hello,

My name is Sa'eed Hassan. I'm from Cairo, Egypt.

It is the first time for me to try canvas.