EdSocialMedia Conference
02.19.10

I'm back in Oberlin - had an absolutely fabulous time at the EdSocialMedia conference, and met so many terrific people. Thanks to everyone for inspiring me with your work and ideas.

Many thanks to the good folks at WhippleHill for capturing my keynote to video:


Here are the slides, if you'd like to download them:
Ben Jones EdSocialMedia Keynote Slides


And here are some photos of the event, courtesy of photographer Michael J. Maloney:

[ with the EdSocialMedia team ]

[ presenting with Phil Collins ]

[ more Phil Collins ]

[ showing off the new admissions poster ]


Have a great weekend everyone!
-B



Responses To This Entry:

1. i like charts, too
2. the transition between slides 9 & 10 is hot.
3. I WISH I HAD BEEN THERE.

Posted by: Lillie on February 19, 2010 4:34 PM


I was there. Ben, you were terrific. Great material, and you are a talented presenter.

Posted by: Rob Crawford on February 22, 2010 12:44 PM


Ben - My colleague and I really enjoyed your presentation and took quite a bit away from it. We really appreciated your creativity and humor combined with statistics and data - perfect balance, you really set the tone for the day. I was hoping to connect with you over the course of the day but alas, it wasn't meant to be. Love to know your thoughts on Genesis' induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month... go Phil!

Posted by: Holly Mott on February 22, 2010 4:27 PM


"These partnerships require compromise. If they think we are falling off a course of truth and transparency, they will simply broadcast Oberlin on their terms."
So true. As someone dealing with alumni though, I[m wondering where alums of all ages fit into this conversation. Older alums can be really freaked out by some of the things current students do and say. But young alums need to still feel connected to the Oberlin truth as they view it. Increasingly, we need these same sorts of applications for alumni.
Looks like it was a brilliant presentation Ben. I always wanted to be Rick Wakeman....

Posted by: Ruth Mercer on February 25, 2010 2:49 PM