TOP TEN things you need to do before the ILT2014 Conference!

Image of the ILT2014 Conference banner and Facebook Page images

You’ve registered. You’re excited! Here are the TOP TEN things you need to do before the conference to get the MOST out of being there!

 

  1. Select your preferred sessions within the program or make changes before Thursday 15th May. If you need the instructions on how to do this resent to you, contact us on conference@spectronicsinoz.com or phone Spectronics' Brisbane office on (07) 3808 6833.
     
  2. Check out the sessions being recorded for the Virtual Registrations. This may influence your choice of sessions, or prompt you to sign up for a Virtual Registration.
     
  3. Download the ILT2014 Conference app! It's a great way of carrying the conference around with you in your pocket.  And watch this helpful series of short videos on using the app put together by Amanda from the Spectronics Consultancy Team.
     
  4. Attending any BYO iPad or BYO Laptop sessions during the conference? Make sure you check out if there are any recommended apps that need to be installed before you arrive. Just read the session description to find this info.
     
  5. Join the ILT Conference Facebook Group. Please do! It's going to be one of the central places for chat during the conference, with the conversation building already. You'll hear any important news first there too!
     
  6. Sign up for Twitter to be ready to give it a go onsite. Start by following the conference at @ILT2014 and watching the #ILT2014 hashtag conversation thread building already.
     
  7. Join five of our Google-savvy presenters in our "Getting Ready for the ILT2014 Conference Google Hangout" scheduled for Tuesday 13th May at 8.00 pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). If you miss it, you can also check out the recording of the Hangout here on Spectronics' YouTube Channel. And if you just want to get your head around how the Google Hangout works, read the "Connecting with others via video conferencing: Google Hangouts and the alternatives" Spectronics Blog post by Greg O’Connor who will be heading up the ILT2014 Google Hangout.
     
  8. Enter the competitions! Both the AbleNet iPad Accessibility Bundle Competition and the Texthelp Literacy Bundle Competition will be closing before the conference this time to allow more time for judging the most worthy winner. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 21st May. Not long to go!
     
  9. Have you booked your accommodation? Some rooms are still available onsite at Jupiters Hotel, our conference venue, and we recommend that you book using our discounted accommodation rate booking instructions. Starting from $199 per night wtih the option to share a twin room available too.
     
  10. Finally, if you are joining us for the gala Conference Dinner, we are running with a bit of a Black and Gold theme. But really, wear whatever you want so long as you are Dressed to Dance!
Conference delegates dancing on the dance floor at the ILT 2012 Conference Dinner event


Blues on Broadbeach promotional banner

Music in and around the ILT2014 Conference! BYO instruments!


Kevin Honeycutt mobile music podium

Oh, just remembered to tell you that the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will be happening again during the closing days of the conference. Both inside Jupiters Hotel, and around the Broadbeach foreshore a short walk away. 

But we also will be having a bit of our own music festival, courtesy of having Kevin Honeycutt onsite with us. Seriously, anyone who travels with this awesome mobile musical podium kit is not going to have a musical instrument out of his hand for too long!

So, if you have room, why not pack your guitar or other musical instruments. Kevin Honeycutt will be in the house and ready to jam after hours! Bas Tijdhof from Link-AT Assistive Technology and Lee Blemings from Sensory Guru will be bringing their guitars again. Both of ILT2012 Battle of the Bands fame!  And the Beamz will be making an appearance on stage and in jam sessions too driven by professional drummer Christian Spaul from the Beamz team from the UK. This could be fun!


Montage image of Kevin Honeycutt with iPad and iPad guitar

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About Barbara Landsberg

Sales and Marketing Director
SPECTRONICS
BOccThy, MBA

Barbara is an Occupational Therapist who joined the Spectronics team 14 years ago. Prior to that time, she spent 17 years in occupational therapy positions working with adults and children with a variety of physical disabilities and learning difficulties. She also held the position of Coordinator of the assistive technology service of the Independent Living Centre of Queensland for three years before moving to Spectronics. On completion of her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2010, she assumed the role of Sales and Marketing Director at the company and, among other roles, oversees running of the exciting and innovative Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference hosted every two years by Spectronics.

Barbara has a strong interest in the opportunities for students with disabilities or learning difficulties made possible through technology. She is also a passionate advocate of the use of social media tools to promote the power of inclusive learning technologies to enable independent achievement for all – whatever form that achievement might take.

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