What is Edcamp Vancouver?
We have a vision for what professional development can look like. This vision is driven by a movement which started in the United States and could transform professional development for teachers.
We would like to take the best part of conferences, which in our opinion are the conversations between the attendees, and turn these into the focus of the conference. We will still have presentations but the process for setting up who presents will be more democratic and the presentations will be more interactive than a typical conference. We would like everyone to be expected to share what they know. We would like to run a conference for everyone interested in education.
Update: Edcamp Vancouver was run on April 16th, 2011. Thank you for your interest.
Our conference included students, parents, teachers, administrators, professors, graduate students, media, and anyone who felt they have something to share about education in today's world.
The theme for this year was Creating Connections so this is not a technology conference, or a teacher conference, it is a conference about creating connections in education.