ECAWA Conference – Last minute reminders!

The ECAWA 2011 State Conference begins tomorrow, Thursday the 6th of October,  and we are looking forward to a very full and exciting two days at Canning College.

If you need information about the Conference and you can’t find it on the website, please call Lynley on 0411 241 261 or send a text message or email secretary@ecawa.wa.edu.au   None of us will be at our desks over the next few days, but we’ll be ‘connected’.

There are still places available at the Conference, and there is even a special prize draw that people completing  ‘late registrations’ go into, thanks to Stanley Lui at Little Sun!

Some last minute reminders:

Information about the programme and presentations is on the Conference website, along with a timetable for each day. You may like to think about which presentations you will attend. The sign up sheets will be available early each morning for you to fill in your preferences.

There are more than enough computers available for everyone to use in workshops at Canning College, however you are very welcome to bring your own wireless enabled computer, notebook, laptop, Macbook, iPad, iPod Touch, etc., however tonight or tomorrow morning,  BEFORE you arrive at Canning College, please go to   http://www.canningcollege.wa.edu.au/ecawa  and download and install the application appropriate to your own device. You will not be able to download software over the Canning College network, and you will not be able to connect to the network to get internet access without the correct application being installed. 

If you are using a school owned notebook computer, please ensure that you have administration ‘rights’ to be able to connect to the Conference network and to install any files or software that you wish to use.

A couple of conference presenters have suggested software that you may wish to use in their workshop and have indicated if this may be downloaded from a particular website in advance of the Conference. Again, you will not be able to download large files over the wireless network, so please download and install everything you will need before you arrive.

Donna Benjamin will be working with Inkscape, which may be downloaded from http://inkscape.org/download/

Barnard Clarkson will be working with Scratch, which may be downloaded from http://scratch.mit.edu/

Please also ensure that your notebook computer and any other equipment that you are bringing to the Conference, as well as any power packs, cables, etc are all labelled with your name and a contact telephone number, so that they can be returned to you quickly if they are misplaced.

Parking: Please enter the Canning College campus from Marquis Street via Student Entry B and park in the Computing Centre car park. When you arrive at the Welcome Desk ask for a PARKING VOUCHER, and then display this on your dashboard for the two days of the Conference.

Lastly, if you are not sure of  the way to the Welcome Desk, have a look at the map of the College at http://bit.ly/d0eXvA The Welcome Desk is in the foyer outside the Conference Room.

See you at Canning College on Thursday!

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