I am at Ashland, Virginia for EdTech 2009 to be held on the campus of Randolph-Macon College. You can find the complete schedule here.

EdTech2009 is an annual two-day conference (that has been going on for over 20 years now) hosted by the Educational Services staff of Community Idea Stations (a local consortium of public radio and TV stations). The conference is attended by teachers, principals, library media specialists and administrators.

I had dinner last night with two educational technologists, Dr. Manorama Talaiver and her son Joseph Talaiver at Michelle’s at Hanover Tavern (a historical landmark). Dr. Talaiver is a faculty member at Longwood College. You can find out more about all the various things / projects she is involved in by following these links: Longwood University; Institute for Teaching through Technology & Innovative Practices; Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium; & Digispired: Exploring Game Design.

Joe is a teaching and learning consultant with Promethean.

I will be speaking about technology & creativity there today. Here is a copy of my presentation slides (as a pdf document).