Saturday, January 17, 2015

WWU companion conference March 1

A new companion event to the Western WA University Children's Literature Conference on February 28 will happen the following day, Sunday, March 1. It will be the very first nErDcamp Bellingham. This event is like a marriage between two incredible movements: Edcamp and #nerdybookclub. You may know of one or both of these, but here's a quick synopsis:

Edcamps are “unconferences,” where the day’s sessions are determined on the day of the event, and taught or led by the attendees. They are always free, and draw a wide range of enthusiastic and focused learners.

#nerdybookclub is an online movement of passionate educators and book lovers. It is a celebration of books, reading, writing, readers, and writers.

nErDcamp Bham aims to be a literacy-focused Edcamp, combining the grassroots enthusiasm of Edcamps and the passionate advocacy of #nerdybookclub.
We would love, love, love to have SCBWI-ers join us at nErDcamp. It will be an amazing day of sharing, learning, and growing. Everyone will be there because they love literacy and learning, and want to grow. If you come, you could join in a session or choose to lead one, just like all attendees. You would not be expected to give any type of talk or presentation––unless you wanted to!

There is just one catch. Since nErDcamp is entirely free, we would not be able to provide any honorarium or stipend for attending. nErDcamp is a zero-budget endeavor.

If you think you would like to attend, please go to our blog and register for the event. Thank you for considering being a part of our first nErDcamp! Hope to see you in February!


Adam Shaffer
nErDcamp Bellingham founder

1 comment:

Adam said...

Thanks for sharing this, Emily!