Friday, April 08, 2011

Gipps TAFE

Last night I had a brief discussion with Brad Beach from Gipss TAFE in Melbourne, Victoria Australia via Skype.

Brad has indicated that he would be very much interested in hosting an un-conference style discussion at a venue of his employ. I've decided to record this so that Brad can see the people who he is connecting with and to bring other people on board.

I've let Brad know that he will be meeting with Teemu Leinonen and perhaps Katina Michael.

Teemu's itinerary is as follows:

13 July - 18 July in Hobart
Arrival: 08:35 (13 July)

18 July - 21 July in Melbourne
Arrival: 10:20 (18 July)
Departure: 15:30 (21 July)

I'll let Leigh know that we will have a chance to explore discussions further with Brad who has championed a great deal across the VET sector and beyond over the last decade. I'm looking forward to meeting and spending some time with Brad.

The photo below is Leigh and I speaking with Brad last week about networked learning whilst amidst a TalkingVTE session.

What we are now seeking is a venue at the University of Victoria or similar where we can connect with others as part of the two day event - 19th & 20th July. As discussed with Brad this will be a self funding travel / accommodation trip for those attending.

Brad has indicated he can manage catering for everyone on that day we visit him at Gipps.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Take No Prisoners

It's 7:45pm and I should be tweaking HTML on my Wife's website in preparedness for tomorrows inaugural coming out of her childrens clothing brand which to date has been a knock-out of a learning process.

So.....I get to my inbox and there is an email from Teemu Lienonen ( Finland) saying he's visiting Australia in July 2011. Well, this blogpost is the first of a few as I prepare myself to meet with him in Melbourne.

To meet with him and discuss what he is observing, seeing, thinking and doing in the northern hemisphere. Last time I met him in person we spoke of getting out for a late night drinking session complete with a Rammstein overture. Not to mention Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Slayer, W.A.S.P and a host of others too long ago to muster up through the crinkly concoids.

Mindful that we have a South Australia meeting in August for the TALO Swapmeet it's important that we also muster up the energy to celebrate the 5th Annual FLNW event. I'm calling it in with little time left and no budget.

I'm declaring an interest in meeting in Melbourne on the 18th and 19th July 2001 with Teemu and whomever wishes to join us in an "unconferenced" circular conversation with the principle focus or premise being that of discussing what it means now to living / working / being in a networked world and what it now means on learning/teaching/administrating.

No discussions on funding.

Just get to Melbourne and who knows....before we arrive I might just have some surprises to report upon in this very blog :)

ps. given that Teemu will have travelled this far I think it only fair he has a welcoming party and none better than his own networked family.

pss. whats with the "no prisoners" bit.......well, here's a little introductory thinking piece as we prepare for the inter-webians.