About TTIX

The Teaching w/ Technology Idea Exchange (TTIX) is an open conference for higher ed and K-12 educators, designers, developers, technologists, trainers, and administrators. The conference itself is free to all such attendees.

We are planning the next TTIX for 2012. If you'd like to get involved, please contact us.

See you in 2012

Apr 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm, Jared Stein

TTIX is taking a breather this summer due to scheduling and staff constraints. We’re sorry to disappoint, but look for TTIX to come back twice as strong in 2012, with a twice as tall Grand Poo-Bah hat!

In the meantime, there’s still a lot to be learned from our video archives of past conferences.

And the 2010 TTIX Grand Poo-Bah is…

Jun 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm, TTIX Committee

Michael Johnson!

Michael was crazy busy throughout the conference on Twitter (@michaelcjohnson), flickr (where he captured himself with other TTIX participants he connected with), his blog, and in two TTIX presentations. He even brought that craziness to the Social Dinner, going so far as to ask the live band Rockatonga to back him up on a rendition of “La Bamba”. Go, man, go!

2nd place goes to Jared Covili, a long-time TTIX supporter and presenter, who was active on Twitter (@covili), his blog, and in a much-praised 2-part workshop on Google tools.

Heather Leary and Rob Barton tied for third. Rob accented his Twitter activity (@robmba) with photos on flickr, while Heather’s tweets (@kolorkid) were complemented by her blog commentary.

Thanks to everyone who participated! Every year the competition gets a little more… er, competitive, so next year you know you better BRING IT!

TTIX Topic Lunches

Jun 11, 2010 at 8:30 am, TTIX Committee

Just as yesterday, today’s lunch is on your own. However, several TTIX committee members will be leading topic groups to various eateries around campus. Anyone interested in joining should meet up in front of the Gould today at 12:30:


Topic Leader Place (tentative)
Training Rebekah Union
PLEs, social web, creativity Jared The Pie
Digital systems & technologies Cory
Multimedia production Juan tba
Blah blah blah Marc The Pie

Grand Poo-Bah Sign-Up

Jun 10, 2010 at 9:00 am, TTIX Committee

If you want to enter into the Grand Poo-Bah competition post a comment here with the URL(s) of whatever social media (blog, twitter, flickr, youtube, etc) that you want us to watch.

We’ll monitor your submission and share with others, but only if you tag your posts with ttix10 (or #ttix10 on Twitter).

P.S. Because we confused the tags, we’ll also be watching for ttix / #ttix.

TTIX 2010 will be Live Streamed via Ustream

Jun 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm, TTIX Committee

The Ustreaming of TTIX last year worked out so well that we’re doing it again in 2010. Each room of the conference has its own corresponding “show” on our TTIX Ustream channel. (Just make sure you find the 2010 shows which are listed after the 2009.)

Each session page in the 2010 Session Schedule also links to the corresponding Ustream show.

Once you’ve found a session’s broadcast, you can interact with other participants through the chat backchannel. There will probably be a #ttix hashtag thread on Twitter that you can follow, too.

So while there’s nothing like being at TTIX in person, you can get a bit of the flavor and interact with the sessions from anywhere in the world!

TTIX 2010 Ustream “Show” Links

Parking and Getting Around at TTIX 2010

Jun 9, 2010 at 11:16 am, TTIX Committee

In addition to the posted info on traveling to Salt Lake City for TTIX 2010, I want to remind everyone that we have a detailed Google Map showing directions to the University of Utah’s Marriott Library from the SLC International airport.

This map marks out parking, both free (East of the Stadium) and pay (right in front of the library), as well as local eateries and hotels. Check out the table of contents on the map for details, or zoom and browse locations below:

View TTIX 2010 in a larger map

TTIX Social Dinner at the Tin Angel

Jun 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm, TTIX Committee

This year’s Thursday night Social Dinner will be held at Salt Lake City’s Tin Angel Cafe. Each primary presenter receives one (1) complimentary ticket to the event (generously supported by our 2010 sponsors); other TTIX participants are welcome to join at a cost of $50 (just re-register for the conference using the same email address and add the dinner; payments are through PayPal). There are still a few slots left, but once we’re full, we’re full!

Your Social Dinner ticket includes salad, meal, dessert, and a shared TRAX pass to the event (We’re still looking into our budget for drinks. No reductions if you transport yourself, sorry!).

The Dinner begins at 7:00pm. We’ll plan to meet at 6:30 in front of the Gould Auditorium where you can pick up your dinner ticket and TRAX pass from Marc or Jared. We’ll then walk to the TRAX station to board the light rail. When you meet at 6

To whet your appetite, here’s the menu:

Tin Angel Seasonal House Salad – Organic Mixed Greens with Grape tomatoes,
Cranberries, local Sheppard’s Farm Goat’s Cheese, Pepita Nuts, and Apricot
Champagne Vinaigrette.

Seared Sea Scallops served over a Fennel Risotto Cake, Baby Vegetables, and
topped with an Orange/Fennel Beurre Blanc.

Free- Range Bison Tenderloin rubbed with Provencal Herbs, seared and served
with Sweet Potato Mashers, Baby Vegetables, and topped with a Tart
Cherry- Juniper Berry Demi- Glace and Gorgonzola.

Chicken Saltimbocca – Local Organic Chicken Breast pan seared and topped
with Smoked Proscuitto, Fresh Sage, Fontina Cheese and Natural Pan Sauce.
Served with Broccolini and Fresh Linguine tossed in Olive and Truffle Oil.

Chantrelle Mushroom and Roasted Tomato Ragout – served with fresh
Pappardelle Noodles and topped with Shaved Parmesan- Reggiano. There is an
option to add Chicken or Shrimp to this dish.

Plus desserts!

The New T-Shirts Are Here

Jun 3, 2010 at 8:24 am, TTIX Committee

I know, we’ve kept you in the dark about the new shirt design for too long, but rest assured the 2010 shirt “TTIX Effect” can be yours for just $10.

Shirts must be picked-up during the conference on June 10 & 11 at the Marriott Library in SLC.

We also have a few 2009 “Word Bulb” shirts leftover from last year in random colors.

Order your shirt now! Supply is limited.

Be The Grandest Poo-Bah at TTIX 2010!

Jun 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm, TTIX Committee

Though Marc has been busy planning behind-the-scenes for TTIX 2010, he hasn’t forgotten his raison d’etre. So here’s the official announcement that I know many of you have been waiting for: the Grand Poo-Bah of Social Media is on again in 2010!

Tom Caswell was last year’s Grand Poo-Bah winner, and he took home the crown for his relentless activity in many social media threads including Twitter and blogging. (Be sure to check out Tom’s session on the TwHistory project with Marion Jensen and others this year.)

This year we are looking for the Grandest Poo-Bah, the participant who plays to his or her own creative strengths and shares the TTIX experience with the world. So during the two-days of TTIX, plan to share in whatever way you do it best, whether that’s writing blog posts, or real-time reporting in Twitter, or capturing the event in images via Flickr, or even documenting some aspect of the conference with videos via YouTube or Vimeo. Whoever produces the best content in one or more of these areas may be crowned Grand Poo-Bah 2010!

Even though you do have to be present to win, you don’t have to be present to participate, since all TTIX 2010 sessions will be streamed via ustream. Watch this site for more details on how you can sign up.

Bring It!

TTIX 2010 Schedule of Events

Apr 23, 2010 at 4:36 pm, TTIX Committee

I’ve just posted a tentative schedule of events for TTIX 2010, held June 10 & 11 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the University of Utah in the Marriott Library.

Not only will you find the latest version of sessions, you’ll also see that we’re finally able to announce our TTIX 2010 featured speakers: Nancy White of Full Circle Associates and Michael Petersen of the Utah Education Network.

We have some superb sessions lined up for TTIX 2010, sessions we expect you won’t find at other major ed tech conferences, so plan to join us and register now!

P.S. We are still finalizing some sessions, so stay tuned for updates to this schedule.

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