Wow! The Integrate conference was so much fun. Words just can’t do the experience justice, so I’ll have to rely on pictures instead.
After attending two awesome sessions, we networked on Friday night, allowing all of us at the conference to meet face-to-face.
Our Saturday started in Ming Hsieh Hall, where we rotated from classroom to classroom depending on what topics we were most interested in hearing about.
We caught awesome views of the campus during our breaks.
A very busy weekend concluded at Touchdown Terrace, which was the venue for the Keynote Dinner. Fred Cook, the CEO of GolinHarris, was an informative speaker and told us all about the ways he challenged his staff to be better professionals.
The end of the night featured some well-deserved awards, including the Alexia Vanides IMC Teaching Award. I was thrilled to see Matthew Cummings and Karen Freberg recognized. Although I haven’t had the chance to have these two amazing individuals as professors, I met both of them at the 2011 Integrate Conference and saw first hand what dedicated instructors they are!
Finally, Laura Phillips Garner was the winner of “Most Likely to Crash Our Blog,” during the conference’s annual Social Media Challenge. Laura commented the most on the blog posts that were developed throughout the weekend. Way to go, Laura!
Having the opportunity to visit WVU is amazing. Taking online courses, I know that I’m a part of WVU, but being there is just a completely different (and great!) experience. Just like last year, I met so many people who I now consider friends.
The conference also made me even prouder to be a part of the IMC Community.
My next trip to Morgantown will be for graduation in May 2013…and I can’t wait!