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.
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.
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.
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!
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 .
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!
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.
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.
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!