On Thursday evening, once again the Symposium dinner is in honour of those colleagues who have been nominated for the President's Award for Teaching Excellence and we are delighted that so many have accepted our invitation.
We've tried to introduce a number of moderately innovative approaches this year with, for example, more Pecha Kucha (20 slides x 20 seconds) and an 'unconference', which is basically a room set aside for self-organised discussions based around some key questions on the theme of creativity. The keynotes will be recorded both in video and by means of our 'visual scribe'. An 'ideas board' will start off blank - but we expect it to fill as the days progress! And we'll be using the latest of technologies to beam in live discussion from across the Atlantic.
So, if you've booked your ticket, come along and join in and if you haven't, don't worry, we'll let you know how things went via this blog.
Oh, and by the way, whilst we were organising the symposium we also decided to host TEDxGalway (http://www.tedxgalway.ie) on the Friday afternoon!