Chairing a conference: How did I do? Lessons for chairs from #esnbxl

The Eloquent Woman

Get a feel for the space: I have the preparedness gene, so I checked out photos of the room online and made sure I dropped by the venue the day before when the organizer would be there. That means not just watching the clock, but reading the room.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013: Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year.

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link] Bill would tweak executive session rules By Brad Hundt Editorial Page Editor Sep 13, 2013 at 9:54 pm State Rep. The bill, which is being debated in the House Committee on State Government, would limit when members of school or township boards, city councils or any other elected body, can retreat into “executive session.” The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 14, 2013: It’s not just the Basic Education Subsidy. There was almost $227 million in the PA budget’s Charter Reimbursement line before it was zeroed out. Zero, zip, zilch….

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Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19. No venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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The Art of Butts in Chairs |

Be empowering - My goal with building events is to put the right people together in a room. Hash tags on each session as well as the event might help. But I think more of the business networking happens during the event, in between the sessions, than at dinners and tweetups.

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