Ryan Wetzel, chair of this year’s Tailgate event, has shared an update for our colleagues and friends in the Media Commons community:

We’re a little under a month away! This is going to be a great event and I’m really looking forward to it! I wanted to share with you a couple of highlights from the schedule.

This year’s keynote speaker is Susan Russell, an extremely energetic, exciting, and inspiring teacher from the School of Theatre. Her talk is entitled “Reverse Image” and is going to challenge participants on the idea that “if the medium is the message, then what is the responsibility of the messenger?”

The format for this year is also different. We’ll be offering a series of rapid-fire breakout sessions that cover a wide range of topics that are all applicable to faculty and staff that want to use the Media Commons as a resource. I’m actually upset that I won’t be able to attend every single session!

From the beginning, the goal for this Tailgate has been to provide attendees with a series of action items that they could begin working with the Monday after the Tailgate. These action items will range from new ways to use the Media Commons as a resource, new technologies for their students to use, and new contacts and colleagues willing to share their own experience and collaborate.

If this sounds exciting to you, please share the event with a colleague or friend! We still have a few registration spots available and anyone from Penn State is welcome to register using the form located at http://tailgate.tlt.psu.edu/register. For more information on the schedule for the day, please visit: http://tailgate.tlt.psu.edu/schedule. Travel assistance to University park is available. Please contact Hannah Inzko (his105@psu.edu) for more information.

As always, if you have any questions or comments about the Tailgate, please feel free to email me at rlw32@psu.edu.

– Ryan

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