I’m excited to announce that our favorite electronic accessory company has agreed to sponsor one of the best online learning and educational technology conferences in the world: the MountainMoot!
Held annually on the campus of Carroll College in Helena, Montana, this event brings together technology savvy and technology focused educators from around the world to discuss best practices in tech-enabled education. This year, we have attendees from all over the United States, Canada, the UK, and even Colombia! In the past we have had attendees from as far away as Australia and Spain! We began our conference nine years ago as a simple conference focused on online learning.
This year we are focusing more on edtech by adding sessions on 3D printing, Raspberry Pi programming, and teaching in Tech augmented classrooms. Obviously, Anker products fit right into our demographic, and we are planning on setting out Anker chargers, powerbanks, and speakers for everyone to use! I’m even including some from my own personal collection.
Perhaps most importantly, we give away MootBucks for people that participate in sessions, tweet good educational advice, and generally engage with each other at the conference. At the big party on Thursday night, we have a huge party where the mootbucks are suddenly worth a LOT of money and can be used to bid on and purchase REAL products - like the ANKER products pictured above!
We are also known for our own great giveaways, including t shirts, Mugs, Coozies, and other great kitsch!
In addition to the learning, we have several social events and outings for people to come together as a community. We do mountain hikes, a 5k, and several parties!
And, of course, tons of great sessions:
We are expecting around 150 people this year, which is pretty normal for us. It’s a lot to handle in one place! Our total mailing list is almost 1000, and we have lots of people that participate remotely via Twitter and periscope every year. We also allow public school teachers in for 1/2 price and offer scholarships to national and international attendees that need help getting to our conference. We actually have a scholarship sponsored by a long-time attendee that just wants more people to join.
Finally, I want to thank @ankerofficial and the marketing team for sending us GREAT prizes for our auction this year, and extend a personal invitation to anyone in the community that wants to join us. If you are into EdTech, Educational A/V, or Moodle, this is the place for you! See more at mountainmoot.com and feel free to DM me , since I’m one of the Chief Mootineers of this shindig! Special discounts for Anker Community