TTT#344 Organizers of International Democratic Education Conference plan w/ ears: David Loitz, Darcy Bedortha, Lacey Ruskin 4.10

Organizers from IDEA and IDEC join us on this episode of TTT. This is the first of a series of ongoing conversations. Join us for Part 2 of Planning for IDEC on Wednesday, May 8 at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

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On this episode, we share/converse/think aloud about the IDEC conference coming up on August 4-8 at Colorado University, Boulder.

IDEC, now in its 21st year, is hosted by teams of educators from different countries and continents. This is the first time in ten years that it has been held in the U.S. Democratic education is not a type of school or research-based practice.

It isn’t one kind of learning program or philosophy. It is a frame. There are thousands of people and organizations around the globe engaged in democratic education. IDEC 2013 is for all of them.


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April 10, 2013

17:36concept: The Chicago International Conference on Education, June 3-4, 2013 organized by Concept Schools
20:59Chris Sloan: Is there a URL for this conference?
21:01Chris Sloan:
21:02Chris Sloan: Whoever put this link in, can you say a little something about this conference?
21:03Peggy George: Hi everyone!
21:03Peggy George: Hi Chris. Thanks for joining me in the chat :-)
21:04Chris Sloan: Hi Peggy
21:07Darcy: Oregon tour info above IDEC 2013 below
21:09Peggy George: thanks Darcy
21:10Chris Sloan: The Oregon Tour is an interesting idea. Usually educators meet at a conference and talk about ed programs. This looks like educators meeting where the education happens. Nice idea
21:13Peggy George: brings it to life :-)
21:16Peggy George: how do they definie "young people" in their vision statement?
21:20chadsansing: Connection dropped for a minute; did folks mention the previous fundly campaign for IDEA?
21:23Darcy: hey Chris - yes, our tour participants often say the tours are the most powerful learning experiences they've been involved in
21:25Peggy George: the tours sound powerful!
21:26Darcy: Chad, we mentioned funding but missed the fundly thing. good call!
21:26Peggy George: those are the same challenges for all conferences! getting the conversations started before the conference and continuing them afterwards
21:32Darcy: Peggy - IDEA talks of young people age 5-21 loosely - 14 of our organizers (out of 84) are under age 21. one of our board of directors is 19
21:34Peggy George: thanks Darcy!
21:34Peggy George: very inspiring!
21:35Peggy George: that's a great link! :-)
21:38Peggy George: the fishbowl concept is terrific!
21:48Peggy George: great description of "education cities" :-)
21:51Peggy George: is any part of the conference virtual or is it all f2f?
21:55Darcy: there will be ongoing twitter conversations for sure
22:00Peggy George: maybe I missed this...about how many people do you expect to attend the conference?
22:07Peggy George: #ideaedchat
22:09Chris Sloan: and #yearatMH
22:09Peggy George: thanks Chris
22:10Peggy George: Thank you all! Great, informative conversation! I have lots of links to explore and videos to watch now!!