Edcamp Philly is *SOLD OUT* – waiting list ACTIVATED!

Hi everyone! With a little more than two months to go until our event, we are *SOLD OUT*! We’ve activated the WAITING LIST for ticket sales and have asked everyone who’s already registered to let us know if they cannot make it so we can free up some tickets.

We’re therefore expecting RECORD ATTENDANCE at the penultimate Edcamp Philly!

Can’t wait to see you on May 17th!

With Kind Personal Regards,

Your Friendly Neighborhood Edcamp Philly Planning Team

Edcamp Philly 2014 – May 17th, 2014 @ Science Leadership Academy!


We are absolutely, positively THRILLED to announce that Edcamp Philly 2014 will be held on May 17th, 2014 at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia!

This is our FIFTH YEAR and we have some very special plans for the event!

Tickets are available now!

More to come!


Your Friendly Neighborhood Edcamp Philly Planning Team


Edcamp Philly 2014 Planning Has Begun!


Edcamp Philly Planning Team Meeting, 11/16/2013 (Left to Right): Kim Sivick, Mary Beth Hertz, Brian Fahey, Mike Ritzius, Jennifer Ward, Brooke Mulartrick. Not shown: Laura Blankenship, Kevin Jarrett

The 2014 Edcamp Philly planning team met officially for the first time yesterday for a planning meeting at City Tap House at 39th & Walnut. Returning veterans Mary Beth Hertz, Kevin Jarrett, Mike Ritzius and Kim Sivick were joined by new members Brian Fahey, Jennifer Ward, Brooke Mulartrick and Laura Blankenship to kick things off. (Not present: Hadley Ferguson, Kristen Swanson, Meredith Martin, Gerald Aungst, Robin Burns, Chad Evans, RJ Wasslink.)

We are EXTREMELY excited about planning the FIFTH installment of the Edcamp that started it all! We have tons of new ideas and more will surely come in the months ahead. Our first objective: a venue and a date! Watch this space for more information!



Thank You!

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

What can we say? We expected RECORD ATTENDANCE for Edcamp Philly 2013 and you DELIVERED! With 174 official attendees, this was the biggest, best Edcamp Philly ever!

And, although the day wasn’t PERFECT, it was EXCELLENT (here’s the difference). Yes, the initial confusion surrounding the WiFi during check-in was unfortunate (thanks for your patience!) and the A/V issues were highly unexpected, but overall, this summed up the mood for the day:


The schedule was nearly filled to capacity and included links to Google Docs pages for shared notes, breakfast was wonderful (thank you again, PAECT!), and we even had the world premiere of the Epic EdCamp Lip Dub. It was a memorable day all around!

Got photos? Add them to the Flickr pool.

Thanks again, everyone, and we’ll see you in 2014!

P.S. Interested in helping plan the event? Add your name to the table in this document. We’ll be in touch!

The Epic EdCamp Lip Dub

It’s here! Presented publicly for the first time at Edcamp Philly 2013, this terrific video, including the Grammy-Award winning* Flocabulary Edcamp Rap, was produced by the epic Bill Selak himself, and features performances by this intrepid group of #EduAwesome educators and edcamp fanatics:

Edcamp Foundation Members (Kristen Swanson, Christine Miles, Hadley Ferguson, Kim Sivick)
EdCamp Phoenix
@mrlucero82 and @dierdreshetler
EdCamp Phoenix continued
Edcamp Maine
@schinker (EdCamp Cleveland)
Donna Miller, Brianne Killion, Maureen Condon
Edcamp Detroit Team
@mwmedvinsky (Edcamp Detroit)
@tbed63 Students
@techmaverick & @digitalroberto
@michellek107, @mrskmpeters
Edcamp SWO


* = we wish!