Earlier this week I attended the National Principals Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The more I’ve immersed myself in interacting with other educators on a regular basis (through such means as social media), the more the conferences I attend have become about the who, and not so much the what. In other words, if I need an idea or resource, I don’t necessarily have to wait for a conference as I can reach out to someone whenever I want. At the same time, conferences are now primarily about connecting with old friends, making new ones (who I probably initially met on social media), inspiration, and conversations.
To illustrate the point, here are five conversations from the National Principals Conference that pushed my thinking, all of which took place on the same day.