edACCESS has held conferences annually since 1992. At edACCESS, you won’t find yourself shuffling from ballroom to ballroom with hundreds of other nameless attendees. Instead, edACCESS follows a unique “Peer Conference” model – in some ways similar to an “unconference” – where attendees plan and develop programming collaboratively on the first day of the conference. Keep reading for details.
About Peer Conferences
The peer conference model was developed by Adrian Segar, edACCESS co-founder and author of Conferences That Work. The goal of a peer conference is to provide an experience that is maximally meaningful and useful for each individual attendee.
The peer conference process encourages active participation—each attendee affects what takes place throughout the duration of the conference. Each year’s edACCESS conference is kept purposefully small so that the event can be responsive to attendee goals and interests, and remain participant-driven.
Through four days of presentations, panels, roundtables and focused discussion, our conference addresses pressing issues in the education arena, while also allowing time for informative chat sessions, vendor exhibits, and a lot of fun. At an edACCESS conference, attendees leave with hands-on, tested solutions to technology challenges, ideas about approaches used at other schools, and a network of technology “gurus” with whom they can discuss topics in the future. This conference is about creating and maintaining long-lasting personal connections that could transform your career.
Learn More About edACCESS’ Peer Conference Model
How It Works
Start here to get an overview of the structure of a peer conference and how topics are selected.
Learn about the peer sessions that make up the “meat” of our conference.
The Solution Room
The Solution Room engages and connects participants by providing just-in-time peer support and answers to their most pressing professional challenges.
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