OLC Innovation and New Orleans, 2017

Ah, Bourbon Street. You are a special, special place.

Ah, Bourbon Street. You are a special, special place.

OLC Innovate! First time. Probably not last. I had a great time that was compounded by being able to bring Adri long with me (not to the conference itself but she'd never been to New Orleans before and, boy, did she enjoy it).

The trip started out kinda strange, though...

I think the person that designed the lighting in this model must've been a fan of In the Mouth of Madness. 

I think the person that designed the lighting in this model must've been a fan of In the Mouth of Madness

The OLC Innovate conference (happening in Nashville, TN next April) seeks to "conduct a series of engaging hands-on workshops aimed at fostering organic interactions and collaborative cross-disciplinary problem solving." 

I spent my time in the Innovation Lab, a "dedicated space at the conference for you to explore the pervasive challenges we face in the classroom and to craft innovative approaches for better reaching our unique populations of learners." Had a great time with the other lab techs--folks like Dave and Steven and Keegan and John and Ben and Ann and Phylise--and am looking forward to working with them again in the future.

Anyway, here are some pictures from the conference.

I won a social media picture contest, too!

But of course, there's more to New Orleans than just it being a great conference town. There's also the obligatory trip to Lafayette Cemetery.

 

And we went to the Voodoo Museum, of course.

Oh, and if you're wandering through the French Quarter, make sure to stop into Galatoires and ask for the Sazerac with a history lesson and the "special pour."

All-in-all we had a great time and I enjoyed the conference thoroughly.