I have been looking around for a cool event that I can attend and somehow ended up looking at the National Science Teachers Association web site that also recently had its own trade show. The trade show took place March 27-30, 2008 in Boston. The best part about the trade show is that it had its own blog and they live blogged the event. Through the use of 5 bloggers, they chronicled the event and allowed us to join in and see for ourselves how cool the conference was, as well as actually seeing what the conference was like by videotaping the event and putting it on You Tube. The podcasters, Dale and Brad, allowed us a look into the show floor and that is an invaluable service that allows people to see just how cool the event is and can perhaps allow for us to be a paid attendee next year with the sneak peek. The teachers association has done a wonderful job using social media tools for the event and helping them spread the word. I guess I wouldn’t be surprised at the use of geeky things at a science teachers conference.