Here is the current leaderboard for the ISTE conference keynote crowdsourcing project. Jeff Piontek has widened his lead a bit more over Chris Lehmann. Alan November has claimed the lead in a category and Karl Fisch is pulling away from Michael Wesch.
Does it matter if a nominee nominated himself? Does it matter if family members are voting for a nominee? When by all accounts the nominee is an exceptional educator and speaker, I don’t know if these matter or not, but I’ve heard some backchannel grumbling…
I’ll try to post a daily update between now and December 15. Have you voted yet?
Another question to pose. Does it matter that there are only two women on these lists?
That’s a great question, Jenny. There are not many females represented in any of the five categories…
again — does not surprise me —
one of my constant disappointments with this conference and the lack of female “in front” leadership. Women of Web 2.0 was started because Kathy Schrock was a keynote AT THE LAST session of NECC — the last session?? To me, that showed me the lack of importance they placed on the female voice.
But – one nice thing — CUE — a conference in CA this spring — both keynotes are women. Good for them.
I am not saying “let’s hear a woman just because she is female” but I think there are a lot of women who SHOULD be heard that are being overlooked and their conversation is being given to a man.
The ACEC Conference in Melbourne (a biggie) has Sylvia Martinez as a keynote speaker. One out of four – a start! http://acec2010.info/