Stager's Digital EduCon Handouts:

Dear fellow bloggers and Educon attendees:

Please help me, QUICKLY/ASAP, to test the power of the blogosphere and twitterverse by contacting members of traditional print, online and broadcast (newspaper, magazine, web, tv and radio) to spread the word about the upcoming EduCon 2.0 Conference!

Reaching beyond the "echo chamber" is necessary and that includes alerting the media.

The impact of this significant event may be magnified exponentially if the media covers the event. Please feel free to contact media sources via phone and email and strongly urge them to send someone to cover the event. If they cannot attend, please ask them to contact Chris Lehmann after the event for news and other participant contacts.

Feel free to tell the editor or reporter how much EduCon 2.0 means to you. Personalize the event and send or read them the following press release.

After you make contact, please edit this page to let us know who you spoke with and gauge their level of interest. Do not hesitate to call media outlets already contacted.


Media Advisory

(1/23/08 Philadelphia, PA)

First-of-its-kind EduCon 2.0 conference to be held in Philadelphia, January 25-27, 2008. Grassroots conference organized online by educators seeking to invent the future of public education.

More than 200 educators from 30 states will participate in the unique EduCon 2.0 Conference this Friday-Sunday at the School District of Philadelphia's innovative new school, the Science Leadership Academy. The conference will feature 45 presentations and conversations about improving public education and keeping it viable in the digital age. Unlike many discussions of schooling and education reform, EduCon 2.0 provides a venue in which practicing educators will shape the future of their profession. Classroom teachers and world-renowned education leaders will travel to Philadelphia at their own expense to share the EduCon 2.0 experience. EduCon 2.0 represents a grassroots movement with growing influence. The conference was co-planned online with over one hundred educators world-wide utilizing the cutting-edge tools that they believe can transform education.

Conference sessions will be webcast and archived so others may share in the experience, regardless of geography. Web 2.0 tools, including: Wikis, blogs, Twitter, Ning and will be used to keep the conference alive long after the physical conference ends.

EduCon 2.0 represents the following opportunities for members of the media:

• Access to leading futurists, authors and education experts such as Gary Stager (District Administrator Magazine); Will Richardson (Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms); Pamela Livingston (1-to1 Learning); Al Bichner (Deputy CAO, School District of Philadelphia)
• Examples of innovative classroom practice using computers and the read/write web
• Visit one of the nation's most innovative and high-tech public schools, The Science Leadership Academy
• Discuss the affordances and constraints of social networking, online collaboration, research and blogging with high school students and their teachers
• Learn how emerging Web technologies are being used to shape the future of teaching and learning
• Experience "student-as-teacher" model with high-school students co-leading panels with teachers and administrators.

View the complete program and pre-conference discussions at:

For more information, contact:

Chris Lehmann, Principal of the Science Leadership Academy
Address: 55 N. 22nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215.979.5620
Fax: 215.567.2809

News outlets to be contacted ASAP:

Share as much information on this page as you can collect! List contact info, people you spoke with, etc...

  • New York Times

  • Washington Post

  • Wall Street Journal

  • Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Los Angeles Times

  • Huffington Post

  • Wired Magazine

  • Wired News (Katie Dean, editor)

  • NPR

  • PBS

  • CNN


  • Fox News

  • NBC

  • CBS

  • Your local TV station and hometown newspaper

  • The Associated Press

  • Technology and Learning Magazine

  • T.H.E. Journal

  • District Administration Magazine

  • Edutopia

  • Education Week

  • Add your own!