One of the main events was FlipCon, a national conference on flipped learning. The event was hosted at Saint Stephen's College, and as the College organizer and Director of eLearning there was lots of background work to be done to ensure the 250 who attended had a trouble free experience.
The conference saw two of the pioneers of flipped learning, Aaron Sams and Jon Bergmann, present keynote addresses and conduct workshops. The conference organizers, IWBNet, were impressed that the venue worked particularly well. The technology and wireless network coverage and reliability was excellent, the facilities were first rate and everything 'just worked'.
The conference also 'fit' the philosophy at Saint Stephen's College, as it is just another facet of our drive toward whole organization change and harnessing the power of technology enhanced learning.
The rooms (really 21st Century Activity Based Work environments) gained much positive feedback from delegates. It is difficult to shift the paradigm to blended learning while constrained by traditional learning spaces.