Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Conference in Lillestrøm

"Lillestrøm" means "Little current". This town is located where a smaller river (lille strøm) meets Glomma, the longest river in Norway (STOR strøm!). Glomma is 610 km long, the Mississippi is about 3800 km by comparison.

Anyway, the conference was fantastic, rich with technology and special effects. Between talks, we saw a dance group, an a capella group, and an electric harp player -- all excellent. Usually the conference is held late October and draws 2000 teachers, but this year there only 500. Because the elections are coming up next week and the minister of education is a bit nervous about them, he moved the conference up to early September. The result was much fewer teachers could come. It was still a big group for Norway!

My talk was the last one, and it was well-received, so I am quite pleased. I return home having spent two days speaking and hearing Norwegian almost constantly. My brain is full!

1 comment:

  1. just seeing you at this conference makes me happy.