Thursday, August 23, 2012

Things to do in Louisville

Midwest Living just published a nice travel piece about Louisville, KY; what to see and do this fall. (Thanks to AECT President Ana Donaldson for finding it). 

From Midwest Living - Pounding hooves. Baseball bats. Bourbon on the rocks. Louisville oozes mystique, and lucky for visitors, the icons deliver. Even better, flourishing art and food scenes mean that a fall weekend in Kentucky’s biggest city is a safe bet.

Be sure to check-out the entire post -  Fall fun in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville has a wealth of things to offer, in addition to hosting the world's foremost convention on educational communications and technology.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Opportunities: Joint University Reception and River Cruise

As the time for our AECT 2012 International Convention in Louisville, KY draws closer, I wanted to highlight two opportunities for convention attendees:
Joint University Reception
Emporia State Univ. graduate students enjoying the reception.
We are pleased to invite you and your university to participate in the AECT 2012 International Convention Joint University Reception, Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky. With the overwhelming success of last year’s Joint University Reception, AECT will once again schedule the reception in one large room.  With this year's theme of “Learning in the Age of Globalization” this event provides you with the opportunity to showcase your university programs to AECT attendees and to highlight your successes and new directions. And, it also provides you with a great chance to reconnect with alumni and friends. The cost to each university is $900.  AECT will make all final arrangements with the hotel for space, menu selections, cash bars and room setups.  Each university will have one 8’ draped conference table for your university display. To reserve space, complete this form and return it to AECT no later than September 15. Don't miss this opportunity to highlight the achievements of your students and faculty!

River Cruise on the Spirit of Jefferson
Picture in your mind a cruise down the Ohio River while being entertained by a jazz combo, enjoying the company of friends.  Imagine no longer! The ECT Foundation has graciously arranged a river cruise on the Spirit of Jefferson in Louisville, KY, as part of our AECT International Convention. Immediately following our Joint University Reception on Friday, November 2nd, passengers will travel just a few steps from the Galt House to begin boarding at 8 p.m.  The Spirit of Jefferson will begin its 3-hour tour at 8:30 p.m. Special entertainment will be provided by The JazzTechs, composed of our very own talented AECT member musicians. I hope you can join us for this special event, while raising funds for ECT Foundation awards and scholarships. Tickets for the cruise are only $35 and may be easily added to your 2012 AECT International Convention registration. Simply log into our website (Membership # and Last Name), click on the convention link, and then Add Options Registration (or you can just click on the previous link after logging in). Download a flyer with the cruise details and share with your colleagues.
Be sure to check the AECT web page, the AECT Facebook page , our AECT Twitter feed, or this AECT President-elect/convention planning blog for up-to-date convention information.