Susan, If i can help you figure out your NECC trip let me know. I manage the ISTEConnects blog where you will find lots of info about NECC and all things ed tech. I also created a NECC 2009 Roommates Group on the NECC. If you have any questions about NECC you can drop me a message here or on twitter @isteconnects. Hope you make it!
YAY! i'm going! & i'm staying downtown, too! my Media supervisor and a few other LMS's from my county are going
...hard to avoid it since it's practically in our backyard! and i'm so excited for the first time i'm going on someone else's dime....the Md. Digital Libraries grant is sending me..Whoo hooo!
i think a happy hour or some kind of meet & greet would be awesome! i also have a few cool tips for great places eat & go whilst in DC...unique places that are not on the regular tourist map! would this be a good place to post those suggestions?
Oyamel, a Mexican restaurant in Penn Quarter, has an hora feliz (Spanish for happy hour) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday. You can get $4 classic margaritas, ponche and selected draft beer. If you get hungry, try the $4 taco specials. http://www.oyamel.com/
here's the YELP on it!
Vegetate, a vegetarian restaurant near the convention center, has happy hour Wednesday to Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. with drink and food specials. On Tuesdays, happy hour lasts until 9:30 p.m.
here's the YELP Reviews (Btw, there's a YELP in your town, too! review & be heard!)
as Ken P writes: "OK, so I hate knock offs and this is a knock off of the original in NY.
But, I also own a few, and like my "omega" watch, a good knock off is hard to pass up.
The atmosphere is a bit stuffy (-1) but other wise, the food, the service dead on. Highlight, pomegranate margarita and fresh guacamole.
And just like a good knock off, she aint cheap, but I think worth it..."
Yes I will be attending NECC for the first time. I am a private school librarian from Honolulu, Hawaii. I will also be there by myself. I am interested in web 2.0 tools. . Thanks Joseph, I will check out your blog. Aloha, clarissa
Yes - I just got my registration in this week! I have never been to NECC in person before - but have avidly followed the back-channels for the last couple of years.
I'll be traveling with our district's technology integration specialist and our director for Educational Technology.
I am looking forward to great sessions - and meeting some of you there! -Nancy
I'm travelling from Australia to attend NECC. My family are coming with me and we are spending time in LA and New York. They are leaving from New York and I'm continuing down to Virginia and then onto Washington. Hopefully I'll be able to meet up with you and other librarians there.
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