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Sunday, July 15


Monday, July 16



EduBloggerCon East

Getting to the Park Plaza early? Consider EduBloggerCon. This event is a “collaborative conference” where attendees help to build and create the experience. At the start of the day, attendees will work together to develop sessions based on the submissions that attendees have indicated they are willing to facilitate or would like to learn about.

This event is free, and you can attend even if you are not registering for the full BLC conference. More information is available at http://www.edubloggercon.com/ebcEast2011.


Monday July 16, 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm
A Wing - 4th Floor
Tuesday, July 17



Wednesday, July 18


Continental Breakfast
Wednesday July 18, 2012 7:00am - 8:30am
Mezzanine - 2nd Floor



BLC Orientation Session (sponsored by ePals)

Convene with a number of BLC veterans for a newbie survival session. We want you to get the most you can from your time at the conference, so let us show you the ropes. We will give you tips on choosing sessions, how to get around the hotel and how to find help. We will also highlight the various online tools used throughout the week to help us stay connected, and we let you in on the best places to charge your laptop. Finally, Boston is a great city and we will share some recreational recommendations!

Wednesday July 18, 2012 7:15am - 8:15am
Georgian - 2nd Floor


Duck Boat (Purchased Tickets Only)

A “DUCK” is an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. On this narrated city tour you’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill to fashionable Newbury Street; from Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. Learn little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city.

And this is not any ordinary street tour…. You will “splashdown” as your ConDUCKtor takes your DUCK right into the Charles River. Bring your camera, ipods and videos – share the ride with family members and colleagues. We’ve booked Ducks especially for BLC participants.

Price: $36 – The Duck Boat will pick you up outside of the hotel at the Valet entrance.


Wednesday July 18, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Boston


Reception at FableVision

Building Learning Communities is invited to a Creativity Reception at FableVision Studios located on the top floor of the Boston Children’s Museum with gorgeous views of the city. Come to meet and be inspired by Peter H. Reynolds, his twin brother Paul, and his team in this fabulous creative workspace from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. The Studio is 1.1 miles from the Park Plaza (15-minute cab ride with traffic or 25-minute walk). The address is 308 Congress Street, (on the top floor of the Boston Children’s Museum).

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm
FableVision 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA
Thursday, July 19


Continental Breakfast
Thursday July 19, 2012 7:00am - 8:30am
Mezzanine - 2nd Floor



Topic/Question & Tool Hands-on Gatherings (BYOD)

See the wiki which will be sent to all registered at a later date. You can sign up there to facilitate or attend one of these "skill" sessions to learn the "how-to" about one of the many tools you will hear about over the course of the conference.

This will also be a time to chat with others working in the same careers as you.


Thursday July 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Boston Park Plaza 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116


Annual BLC Bash (sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The social highlight of the conference week! Your registration includes the Annual BLC Bash that will be held in the magnificent ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel.

Thursday July 19, 2012 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Imperial Ballroom - 2nd Floor
Friday, July 20