As I write this (Friday July 3rd) Cat and I are in Barcelona, a beautiful city even in the extreme heat, for the Learning Conference. We gave our presentation yesterday to a group of learning professionals and it appears to have been well received. Our careful palnning and extensive mind mapping came to fruition as we were able to cover everything we wanted, as well as having time for questions and a diversion to talk about The Manchester Hermit.
There is a lot going on in this conference, with 9am Plenaries from invited speakers and 30 min talks or 60 min workshops, like ours, going on until about 8pm every night, its probably just as well nothing opens for dinner here until 9pm. Its been great to meet and converse with learning professionals from schools, colleges, Universities, science centres and from anywhere else learning takes place. Its also good to be out of the extreme power of the Barcelona sun in the middle of the day, on Monday night it was 32 degrees at 830pm, goodness knows how hot it was at midday.
I’d just like to thank those who attended our presentation, their input and enthusiasm made our job a lot easier and great fun to be part of. Here are some images of some of the activities we did with the group and in the next week or so, I’ll blog about all the Museums and Galleries we have been fortunate to visit whilst on this trip.