Getting set for #altc

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Only 4 sleeps to go until the biggest and best learning technology bash in the UK, the #altc conference starts in Liverpool.
The title of this year’s conference is Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al) , every day of the conference is jam packed with presentations and great keynotes.  This year’s conference co-chairs Pete Alston and Helen O’Sullivan and the conference committee have done a fabulous job.
Open-ness is one of the four pillars of ALT’s new strategy so, as ever, we are trying to open out the conference to those who can’t be there in person. All the keynotes will be streamed and then the recordings will be available via the ALT YouTube channel. A number of the sessions will also be lived streamed too – just look out for the YouTube logo beside sessions in the programme. And of course all our community will be active across a range of social media.  If this is your first time at the conference here is some great advice about making the most your time from James Clay.
Along with Martin Weller, I’ll be an onsite buddy for a number of Virtually Connecting Sessions – more information and the full schedule available here. Again all these session will be streamed and shared online after the live sessions.  On Tuesday afternoon there will be a special #LTHEchat session with Bonnie Stewart starting at 4pm – more info here.
There’s also still time to vote in the community choice award for the Learning Technologist of the Year awards – so please if you haven’t already, check out this year’s amazing finalists and get voting.   You can also listen to a bit more about the conference in two featured podcasts from Radio EduTalk.  Preview 1 and Preview 2.
This year is a very special one for me as I take over as Chair of the Association – more of that next week. I will be on the ALT stand every lunchtime so if you are there in person please come over and say hello.
I hope even if you can’t make the conference in person you can get involved at some level and be a part of what looks set to be a very fun and memorable conference.

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