The weather cooperated well with our plans for a conference – it was miserable and raining all day. One might as well go to a conference as stare at the rain.
Here are some pics I took. Click to embiggen.
Starting at the top left: two representatives manned the ATEK desk in the hallway. I think Greg is being interviewed by EFM Busan English radio. The Oxford representative and his books. EFM (again, maybe) interviews two volunteers – from Japan and studying at Dongseo University. A representative from Cambridge publishing.
Second row: Costco kept everyone fed. We placed them in a poor location but they gave us a great supply of food. David from Ten Magazine showing gift cups come with a subscription. Peadar prepares his lecture on comics in the classroom. Jeff LeBow interviews Greg from ATEK.
Bottom row: Busan-Gyeongnam KOTESOL President dramatically demands the jury issue a not-guilty verdict. I guess ‘Foxy’ leaves the computer on sometimes. Lyndon and a volunteer clean up. After the conference, Lyndon went to his evening job and waited tables at Pasta Vanita.
I may post commentary about the conference later. I was involved in registration, so I only saw one presentation. I wasn’t thrilled with it, to be honest, but it was on a subject that I have worked on for several years myself, so I probably wasn’t the target audience.
Added Later: The presentation, on making student videos as a class project, was clear and well-thought out. There were a few ideas that I will incorporate into my current student video diary program, a program I have run and refined over six or seven semesters. However, the presenter’s class and facilities are quite different from my own. It was a good presentation, but did not have a lot of meat in it for me.
We had hoped for sixty or more attendees and we had more than eighty so it was a clear success. The next conference will be even better!
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