Check your calendar for Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd, 2009. If at all possible, please plan to join the learning and fun at the first PodStock conference to be held in Wichita, Kansas.

PodStock 2009 Conference

According to the PodStock website:

Podstock is a brand new conference designed to bring podcast creators and those who see the real value of podcasting as creators and consumers together. We’ll have breakout sessions on podcasting for beginners, as well as sessions for and by seasoned pros. We’ll explore podcasting as well as many other web 2.0 tools that can enhance learning and communication in your world. We invite you to join this site and add your thinking to the initial planning for this event. The conference will be held in Old Town Wichita, located in Wichita, Kansas and host participants from all over the country. It will be 2 days of education, learning & fun, so we hope you won’t miss it!

The PodStock Ning is open for anyone to join. The conference is sponsored by ESSDACK, and cost for the two-day event is $175 per person. ESSDACK has reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel at Old Town in downtown Wichita, at a special rate of $122 per night. (Make sure you identify yourself as attending the ESSDACK PODSTOCK CONFERENCE.)

At the invitation of Kevin Honeycutt, I’ll be sharing the opening keynote address at the conference, as well as several breakout sessions on podcasting, digital storytelling, finding and using copyright-friendly music in multimedia projects, and other topics. Think of this event as a StoryChaser‘s fiesta! This is a very unique conference event– this isn’t a “paid keynote” event for me, but rather something I’m both honored and happy to do on a volunteer basis because grassroots-podcasting is something about which I am very passionate and want to support in multiple ways. I write and speak fairly often about “the learning revolution,” and you can rest assured that Kevin is an educator who is also a passionate catalyst for this unofficial movement. Just check out the splash screen on Kevin’s homepage. Pictures are worth a thousand words! With Kevin and many others at ESSDACK involved in planning this creative conference event, you can be sure it will be both fun and filled with terrific opportunities for learning and networking. Personally, I’m looking forward to a guitar sing-along led by Kevin… 😉

Kevin Honeycutt - Catalyst for the Learning Revolution

I hope you can join us in Wichita for PodStock in about a month!

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