#edchatNZ has announce that registrations for its second conference, taking place in Hamilton 12-13 August 2016, have opened.
“In 2014, edchatNZ hosted its inaugural conference at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. It was spectacular. We pushed the boundaries by offering a low cost, high quality conference,” said Philippa Nicoll Antipas. “With a registration fee of a mere $20, and over 300 participants, edchatNZ made its mark as a battle cry for the “lone nuts” of the world.
“This year we’re back to do it again. This time, we’re setting the bar even higher with low-cost and high-quality as simply a given.
The event is being held in Hamilton’s brand new Rototuna Junior High School.
“It’s an eco-friendly event that disrupts conventional conference practice. Less sit and get, more think and do. Educators will find their tribe and be inspired to think deeper, inquire harder, and to challenge their assumptions.
What is edchatNZ?
“If you’re unfamiliar with edchatNZ, let us say this by way of an introduction: Founded in 2012, edchatNZ is a unique community that has been primarily based online, using Twitter to connect New Zealand educators. It aims to build a collective of supportive, inspirational educators who collaborate and share for the good of the students in front of them whoever and wherever they may be. And the community is flourishing: the fortnightly Twitter chats regularly trend on Twitter New Zealand.
“#edchatNZ’s aim is to empower New Zealand educators. We believe that quality conversations are the key to a transformative conference experience. Therefore at the heart of the conference will be our “learning tribes”. Conference attendees will be grouped in tribes and guided by a tribe mentor. This will ensure that every single participant will have the opportunity to make personal connections and to be pushed in their thinking.