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 worked at LCC for nine years in the eLearning office and then I moved to SBCTC eLearning in 2009 - good times. I left there to go work for this cute little startup company in Utah...
I am from Shandong Province, China. I came here this January after my Mater's degree from Peking University. Now I am working as a PhD student in IVM. Hope to meet more friends here in Canvas.
Greetings and Welcome! I'm glad you have found your way into the community. I hope you will make many friends here! Are you going to travel to Colorado for the conference this summer?
Ah well. We hope you will still learn a lot remotely. Many of the presentations will be streamed live or available later as recordings and there are already some interesting conversations starting around blog posts by people who will be there in person.
I'm coming from Tennessee! I work for a small liberal arts college and I'm a department of one. I can't wait to network with other folks! I'm hoping to connect with people involved with the CCCU. liberalartscccu
I will be flying in from Brisbane, Australia (via Sydney and San Francisco for a quick holiday first). Looking forward to meeting lots of new people and learning some great tips and tricks and making our courses even better 🙂
Looking forward to attending @dnoud 's session on the Thursday!
I'm driving this year with my family to get in some time in Denver before hand. If you see me, or if you're hanging around until Friday for the Unconference, be sure to stop me so we can chat!
Greetings, everyone. This will be my InstructureCon debut -- and I'm pretty excited! I've heard such amazing things about this event, mostly about the positive energy that is stirred up through the dedicated educators that attend.
I am Faculty Mentor, Digital Innovation for the California Community Colleges and am also known as brocansky. I provide professional development for faculty through two statewide projects: the CCC Online Education Initiative (OEI) and @ONE (Online Network of Educators). Our system includes 114 community colleges and we've adopted Canvas as our common course management system, with support from the OEI. Join me for my session, Taming the Lion, on Wed, 7/25 at 2:30 to learn more about some of the creative ways we are supporting our vast kingdom of 90,000+ Canvas users.
I can't wait to see my CCC colleagues in CO and to meet laurakgibbs (who I have learned SO much from over the years) in person for the first time and reconnect with many others including @kbv7001 and @bstachowiak . Kim, I look forward to your session on Thursday!
This will be my first time at InstructureCon as well. I'd love to hear more about what you do with professional development for faculty. I hope to make it to your session!
InstructureCon virgin here... I will be arriving late Sunday night from Hull in the UK after about a million hours travelling.
Looking forwards to seeing familiar and new faces there and propping up a few bars... I mean "Events".
Look me out. I may or may not be wearing my hat depending on the weather.
Such a great crowd! I can't wait! I will be flying in from Brooklyn, NY. My team mates will be arriving from Las Vegas, Nevada and Sydney Australia! We are excited to meet everyone!
Well, Deactivated user, after your recent tweet, are you still attending InstCon this month?
Or more importantly, will your Tim Tams make it there with or without you. Inquiring minds need to know this! I mean we all greatly appreciate you, but we especially appreciate that you carried Tim Tams halfway around the globe to share with your panda friends.
Sadly I am no longer coming to Instcon this year. Really wanted to come but sadly the company has denied the request (it's not cheap flying us Aussies over). It sadly also means my planned keynote at the Unconference won't be going ahead either. I am so sorry for putting @kona in the position of finding one such last minute. I will help however I can and I am sure she will get an awesome presenter!!
HOWEVER, I will be sending Tim Tams and a bunch of shirts with another of the Aussies attending. Once I know who is locked in I'll post it here. I may not be there, but I still want that Canvas Aussie fun, flair and chocolate to make the trip. Instcarn this year is looking to be the best yet and I can't wait to see what cool content comes out of it from the community.
I also plan to stay part of this community. We have such a great group of passionate educators here. No way I am leaving this behind! Plus, I now have over 40 different Canvas shirts #swag . . . . you can't just let go of that level of investment :smileygrin:
Stay tuned for updates.