Each year, #SXSWedu invites the greater online community to share their input on content they would like to see at the event. Public voting will open at 10AM Monday, August 11 and close at midnight Friday, September 5. The community will have the opportunity to vote on session proposals (votes will be kept private) and add comments on the ideas submitted. Once again I have submitted a proposal and I would like to enlist my readers support.
This year I decided to try something different. In previous years I have been part of a panel discussion and our focus has been much targeted toward the digital divide. In fact, my topic last year Plugging the Links in the STEM Pipeline. I have moved on. I am ready to change the game. My approach this time around was to try my hand at a solo panel. I have never done a solo panel at #SXSWedu but I must say I am looking forward to getting all of my points across.
Also, this year’s topic is entitled Use Your Imagination. The idea was to dig a little deeper and be more proactive. Our children are born utilizing their imagination but somewhere along the way this instinctive behavior seems to dwindle. My goal is to not only rekindle the creative instinct but to also share practices that will aid them in cultivating this faculty which will allow them to not only flourish and thrive in STEM but in any field of endeavor of their choosing. Help me to help them.
Can you imagine that? If you can, do me a favor and click here to cast a vote for my panel. And if you are really feeling imaginative, share this link with a friend and help me get the votes I need to move closer to making this important presentation in Austin in March.
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