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Big Ideas Fest Lived Up to Its Name

I'm not a conference-going person. In fact, I'd rather spend three days in solitary confinement at a high-risk prison (which I've never done...yet) than three days trapped in a conference with hundreds of people I don't know or necessarily want to know and listen to boring speeches.


The Big Ideas Fest (, an education-solutions-oriented conference organized by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (, held Dec. 4-7 at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, blew my mind. It was a conference I didn't want to end, and in fact, lots of the participants seemed to feel the same way because they lingered after the final session until the hotel staff almost had to pepper spray us to unOccupy the Ritz.

Publication Date: 
December 08, 2011