Last week I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend time in the company of some very smart, interesting and generous university innovators when …
If we want our institutions of learning to be learning institutions, we have to make room for staff and faculty to have access to deep learning, mentoring, networking, contemplation and sense-making. That doesn’t happen on the trade floor of a large commercial conference.
I also really like how the author checks privilege in the piece.
Now I have to acknowledge my privilege. I have access to budgets that enable me to attend multiple meetings of various kinds, and I seldom have to provide a specific justification. I know there are many who can’t travel at all, or who must demonstrate that when they attend a meeting, conference or training that it has quantifiable benefits for their institution.