Fall 2010 conference notes

The dreary gray depths of winter are a good time to reflect on the internal state of the education technology industry. (Not for navel gazing over a hot adult beverage. To plan for the rest of 2011.)

Having attended MDR’s EdNET 2010 in late September and the Software and Information Industry Association’s 2010 Ed Tech Business Forum in late November, live-tweeting both conferences as @FrankCatalano, I thought it could be useful to create a combined set of notes. They chronicle commonalities in three industry areas: policy and funding issues, customer needs, and product and company trends. Plus the ever-popular overheard off-hand quotes.

You can download the combined EdNET 2010/SIIA 2010 Ed Tech Business Forum notes here. And visit Intrinsic Strategy’s Conference Notes page for an archive of all 2010 conference notes: SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit, Association of Educational Publishers Content in Context Conference, and ISTE 2010. They’re free and fully available to share. Beverage not included.