However, as I was looking around and walking and listening and sitting... I realized this is not the future.
Here were the tale-tell signs:
- There were several sessions that described themselves as "open discussion" or "EdCamp style." Presenters, including myself, wanted people to know their session was going to be a facilitated conversation rather than a sit and get style of presentation.
- The people who planned the 1:1 Institute had the foresight to plan a room that was titled "unconference." The plan was that if people wanted to get together and talk about things that were important other than what was offered they had a space.
- Lots of people in the hallway during sessions. I walked into a room that didn't fit me. I thought it was something it wasn't and so I voted with my feet and walked back into the hallway to find another session. There were quite a few people in the hallway. This said to me that I was not the only one with this problem.
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