One of the great people in my life, Camp Director @tahoescotty, always says that camp is not about the “stuff”; it’s about the people. It’s about the relationships. Nowhere does that statement hold more true than at AEC Conference 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In the end of the day, it’s not about the quality of the food, the fanciness of the gala dinner or the length of the cocktail hour. It’s about the people.


I want to thank everyone at my school that was involved in giving me a chance to learn and grow during this week. I will be sure to honor your investment and your confidence in me. I also want to thank my students for keeping in contact with me throughout the conference, and I apologize in advance for the experimentation that they will inevitably suffer thanks to my wonderful workshops. I want to thank my learning facilitators Ryan Harwood (@rharwood17) and Karen Boyes (@karenboyes) . They put a lot of work into their presentations and they made every effort to make sure that we understood and were engaging with the material. Finally, I want to thank my learning partners, Kelly, Gabriel, Jessica, Brad and Jessica. They kept the conversation going throughout the conference, and made the experience just so much more pleasant.

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