This conference is an excellent mix of presenters, vendors and participants. I’ve found the level of conversation more in-depth than larger conferences I’ve attended. Stephen has set up a back channel with an ad hoc chat he’s set up on his web site. We’re starting to get several comments coming up on the dual screens. I think that the back channel is very new to many in the audience and there’s some confusion with multiple sensory inputs. Of course, it’s normal for anyone doing collaborative learning on the web.
Life in Beta and learning as flow, are my own recurring themes here. Stephen is talking about connectivism and network learning (as well as unworkshops, unconferences, messiness, etc.). Good themes to launch this conference.