My True North #digcitsummit #DigCitSummitUK
At a very young age, I learned that ‘True North’ is the ultimate goal in life. Finding True North is essential for accurate navigation both literally and figuratively. In this journey called life, we often find ourselves unsure which path or decision to take and/or make. Finding our ‘True North’ enables us to stay the course and be true to our core values.
My Uncle Ron, a Marine and Boston firefighter reinforced True North by living the motto, “It’s not what you do; it’s what you are willing to do.” This is my core. This is my True North and everything I stand for and believe.
Not surprisingly, this is also the core of the Digital Citizenship Summit which just hosted the inaugural national conference in focused exclusively on digital citizenship. As citizens of today’s networked world, digcitsummit has put digital citizenship before technology and has highlighted the positive and practical solutions towards being SAFE, SAVVY, and ETHICAL.
The speakers, attendees and volunteers we attracted came because they wanted to be a part of this new paradigm. Our True North was created because of the people involved which included all stakeholders: educators, students, administrators, parents, media specialists and librarians, industry and business leaders, counselors, coaches, community members, etc.
What was the one common link? Everyone who helped make digcitsummit the #1 national trend on Twitter that day was leading by example on what it truly means to think and act at a local, global and digital level simultaneously.
As we continue to build upon the foundation already created and established at the digcitsummit, True North will continue to lead the way and it will continue to set us apart from other conferences.
Over the last five weeks, I’ve met some incredibly passionate people who were drawn to what we have created. As the digcitsummit began with a tweet, so did the planning for our first international #DigCitSummitUK. One tweet and a Skype call with William Jenkins has led to an overwhelming international response. It is clear that the digcitsummit has struck a nerve and is a universal need around the world.
We hope you will join us on 23 January 2016 at Bournemouth University. For more information, please follow @digcitsummit and register for updates at http://www.digcitsummit.com/. Seats are limited, so reserve your tickets now.