Having just completed the survey for the SSAT 17th conference, I was overall a little disappointed in the cohesion on the conference. In saying that, my two highlights were clearly George Alagiah and Bob Comptons keynotes. Both these keynotes, were IMHO, the two keynotes that best explored the conference theme and were also the most provocative. Currently Wednesdays and Thursdays videos are posted on the conference site, most of Fridays sessions are live and I hope George Alagiah will follow this week.
My thoughts turned to the conversation we had on the way home… What should / could be the theme for 18th SSAT conference and who we you invite to speak? The second part of the conversation was do you first chose a theme then the speakers or vice versa? This proved a rather difficult question to answer so here is my first reflective thought…. I would like to see the SSAT explore how collaboration will redefined leadership in the future.
Speakers? The staff behind Google Docs or Zoho? The founders of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks. Personnel involved with the research and development of common everyday products (like education?). Change makers like Stephen Heppell or what about Chris Lehmann? Someone from an Open source community, now there to international collaboration. I appreciate my suggestions are a little edu-ict biased but you have to start somewhere.
Any thoughts anyone?