rconroy
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

#solopandas live again at InstCon18!

For any and all that are flying solo to INSTRUCTURECARN this year, use the #solopandas hashtag on Twitter! It has yet to be determined if I will be one of the lucky ones to come help out, but this hashtag will serve a bigger purpose! Remember, InstCon is all about making connections and knowing you are never alone! 

Feel free if you're flying solo to post your pictures here so people can be on the lookout for your happy cheery face. Smiley Happy 

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laurakgibbs
Community Champion

The power of HASHTAGS.................!!!!!

Yes!!!!!!!!!

More about that later! 🙂

Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Thanks for posting this, Deactivated user; your #solopandas prompt last year resulted in...me meeting you!

It was all worth it, if even for this! Smiley Happy Also got to meet  @Robbie_Grant 's awesome counterpart admin_mlebsock and hang out that week! #solopandas was a great mode of communication for all us solo Instcon kiddies out there. Smiley Happy 

mlebsock
Community Participant

Your idea was awesome, and you brought a lot of people together! I'm so glad I got to meet you and all the other #solopandas last year. Here's to another great InstCon in 2018. I've already bought my ticket!

Any word yet on whether you'll be one of the lucky ones attending this year? I'd like to put my vote in to the InstructureCon powers-that-be to send Deactivated user. #sendRoxanne  Smiley Happy

Me too!!!!

rconroy
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

OMG! admin_mlebsock‌ YOU GET TO GO?! That's so great!!! I think the chances are pretty good that I get to go, but fingers crossed! ❤️ 

mlebsock
Community Participant

Yes, Deactivated user fingers crossed!!! That is the perfect GIF too! I wonder if  @jenny_hopf  will be back this year? We'll get the old gang back together, haha! I'll have to look for our secret agent incognito passport photos from InstCon '17.

rconroy
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

YES!!  @jenny_hopf ‌ you better be getting in! haha. Smiley Happy 

You guys!!!!  Deactivated user‌ & Michelle!! How are you???

I'm SO sad but I'm not going to be able to make it this year!!!  I have another trip scheduled for May, so it's just too much travel over the summer. I am SO bummed. I PROMISE to be there next year though. Have an amazing time, will be thinking of you!

I am a sad panda. You'll have to watch the InstCon videos and catch up! You'll be missed! 

mlebsock
Community Participant

Oh no! It won't be the same without you  @jenny_hopf  but like Deactivated user said at least there is the InstCon community to stay caught up. Enjoy your other travels, and for sure we will meet up next year at InstCon '19!

rconroy
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

 @kona your vote means a lot! haha ❤️

rconroy
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

On the way to #instcon18 like:

Will you be there this year???

rconroy
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

I hope!! We won't know until May, but here's hoping! 

bcrook
Advocate

I'm soo glad this hashtag stuck last year!  LOL   I plan on using it, which means....*drumroll*...I should be there!

rconroy
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

ZOMG!!!!! stefaniesanders,  @Renee_Carney ‌ our girl Beth is gonna be there!! ^^

Just trying to find accommodations that will be accessible and once I book that, I'm booking the rest!  Smiley Happy

I wish you luck with that. I noted in my first trip to Keystone, that it was not an accessible venue, and so did many others. It is old, older even than I am, built in the days when young ski bums didn't need anything accessible except the snow.

Kelley

Woo hoo, Beth!

Come see us in the Community Booth for realsies!

Kelley

rconroy
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Well my friends, I get to join you at #instCon18 ! I'll be parading around the Gauge booth this year, but should have some time for shenanigans with my #solopanda peeps! Smiley Happy 

mlebsock
Community Participant

Congratulations and yay!!!! We'll just make #solopanda HQ at the Gauge booth!

rconroy
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

hahahha. I think It should definitely be the room that the Gauge booth is in. Smiley Wink I hope I can partake in some of the shenanigans in the evenings. I'll be booked solid most of the week 8-5 in Gauge land. ❤️

scofieldc
New Member

I'll be attending for the first time.  I'll be at the Con solo, but my wife and son are making the trip with me, so it'll end up being a family vacation sandwiched around a conference.  She's looking forward to crossing the Mississippi River for the first time.  Driving from South Florida.  (I refuse to fly, so driving it is!)

That will be a beautiful drive,  @scofieldc ! Sounds like a great little get away with the family. Smiley Happy I know in years past, there was a science camp for families who brought kids. Not sure if that's a thing again this year, but something you could maybe look at for your son? 

Welcome! If you have twitter, use solopandas and see if you can connect with another solo buddy to sit with or have a meal with!

mlebsock
Community Participant

Last year was my third InstructureCon but my first time there solo. It can be a little overwhelming! This year I'll be traveling with a new colleague, but plan to help keep Deactivated user solopandas hashtag alive on Twitter. Everyone is welcome to join us!

bcrook
Advocate

This #solopanda just registered!!  WOOT WOOT  Although I will be traveling with my #StepsforBeth #1 Supporter (I actually made that her name tag title!  Hahaha) who I am soooo excited to finally prove to her how AWESOME the Canvas community really is!  Normally she just thinks it's in my head, rolls her eyes and says "here we go again".  Lucky for us, she is also our Publications & Communications director and maybe I can get her high enough on oxygen hits that she will write an article on the experience to take back to our co-workers.   

Yay!!!! So excited that you have officially registered!! Can't wait to see you and meet your #1 Supporter! 🙂

carrie
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Two words for #solopandas: Game. Night.

Game Night is a great place to gather, meet each other and share a casual activity on Tuesday evening after the kickoff! 

Learn more here (a farm fresh post!)

rconroy
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

YES! Game night is essential

(my actual face at Game Night) 

lecia_sims1
New Member

This is my third InstructureCon, but the first time solo.  I will have my family with me but they will be enjoying the beautiful Keystone sights while I am at the conference.  This will also be the first time I stay in Keystone.  The past 2 years we stayed in Dillon - not too far but not "among the action" either.  I am looking forward to participating in more evening activities.  Will definitely follow  #solopanda on Twitter.  🙂

rconroy
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Hey #solopandas ! 

Some really cool news!  There are plenty of those #solopandas that aren't going to make InstCon this year, however, that doesn't mean you can't be part of the festivities! For those who won't be physically present, there are some Remote Experiences that are going to be available!

- You'll be able to watch all the Keynotes LIVESTREAMED! (w00t!)

- There's an aweome INSTCON Remote User Canvas Course that is personally being facilitated by laurakgibbs

- There's Flipgrid to be part of it!

Regardless, Twitter #solopandas can also report back on some awesome sessions. Read about all the remote fun in Adams blog, here

carly_finkel
New Member

Hey everyone! Looking forward to meeting all the other #solopandas this year.  This will be my first InstructureCon, but I know all my colleagues who have gone in the past have had a blast.  Does anyone know of any events or meetups planned for Tuesday morning/afternoon before the keynote?  See you all soon!

Hi  @carly_finkel ‌!

I know there are pre-conference events that you can purchase an entry to. The schedule for that is here

I'm not sure about other pre-conference festivities, but hopefully we can connect the dots for some people here and get an idea of what people are doing beforehand!