Fall CUE Conference: Survival Guide – Top 8 Tips
This year’s Fall CUE Conference, “Diving to New Depths with Common Core,” is SOLD OUT! Consequently, there will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION. So if you are one of those lucky ~1100 pre-registered attendees – how can you prepare for a successful Fall CUE Conference?
Here are my Top 8 tips:
1. Check out the Fall CUE Guide before the Conference
This online, interactive guide lists all sessions, optional workshops, and events taking place at the Fall CUE Conference. You can sort listings with search parameters on the right hand side of the Guide, create your own schedule, and share it with friends! Session attendance onsite is first come, first serve, so I recommend arriving to your most anticipated sessions a little early, especially with this year’s capacity attendance.
2. First things first!
Once onsite, check in at the Library of the Administration Building to pick up your badge and other items. View the Fall CUE Guide for registration hours. Don’t forget to check out the coffee in the foyer too!
31 sponsors (so far) offering the latest education technology and resources will be onsite Saturday, October 27. Be sure to visit their tables upstairs and downstairs in the Administration Building and in the Quad.
4. Bring on the food trucks!
Togo’s sandwiches will be sold in the cafeteria or you have the option to visit Kinders Food truck selling BBQ or El Norteno Food Grill selling Mexican food on Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Lunchtime is also an excellent opportunity to visit the Fall CUE Sponsors and network with new contacts and some local CUE Affiliates.
5. Iron CUE
An innovative staple of Fall CUE, this fun and friendly competition based on the TV show challenges two #EduAwesome educators to come up with a ‘masterpiece lesson’ in less than 24 hours. See whose lesson will reign supreme in the Iron CUE Competition, before the General Sessions on Friday and Saturday.
6. Opening/Closing Keynotes
Join the CUE community at the Opening Keynote by Ramsey Musallam, teacher at SF’s Sacred Heart Prep, ITM host and recent TED talks Education featured speaker. Hear Closing Keynote speaker Angela Maiers speak on “Changing the Conversation: It’s Not About the Tech!” from 4:30-5:30pm.
7. Bring Comfortable Shoes and a Refillable Water Bottle !
American Canyon is a big campus, so there’s lots of walking to get from session to sponsor to lunch and back!
8. Connect, learn, share, and have fun!
During and after the conference, be sure to expand your PLN by following the #fallcue hashtag to discover presenters, attendees and sponsors on twitter and other social networking tools. From there, you can continue to learn, and share your new knowledge and renewed passion with your colleagues back home, and encourage them to experience a CUE Conference for themselves.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Dana DuRee, Marketing & Programs Coordinator, CUE, Inc.