Good ideas come to people all the time. Making an idea a reality, on the other hand, involves a lot more work and probably occurs less often. Step one towards actualizing Conference2Classroom was to build a website, check. This in and of itself is a relatively simple action, but it also acts as a big motivator for me. I have put my idea out into the world, I've made a commitment to this initiative and this propels me forward.
Next steps will involve a lot of legwork. Phase one is all about establishing Conference2Classroom. This means reaching out to schools to register their classrooms, reaching out to professional associations to register their conferences, legitimizing my idea in an acceptable structure (nonprofit? charity?), contacting potential sponsors and applying for other types of funding. It is my hope that once I get the ball rolling and this initiative gains more interest and recognition that I can transition to the next phase of developing Conference2Classroom.
Exciting times are ahead!
And if you find yourself reading this blog post and interested this new initiative I suggest registering, donating, getting in touch, and of course sharing this with anyone you know who might be interested too.