I find that at least half of the value of attending conferences is in the connections and conversations you have with other attendees. By that standard, #PubPDAsia is some of the best value for money there is.

#PubPDAsia is a hybrid on-site/online meetup of educators across Asia, held in pubs in major cities. It begins at 6pm China time, when a facilitator begins posting a series of questions on Twitter. Participants discuss in person for a few minutes and then post their responses on Twitter. The latter is not required, but this is a great entry into social networking for professional reasons! You meet old and new friends and colleagues, explore the city you’re in, and come back with ideas and resources to draw upon in the future.

The Canadian International School of Guangzhou will host the southern Guangzhou branch of #PubPDAsia on Tuesday, November 27 at Mellow (formerly the Brew) in Panyu (TBD; likely either the Strand’s new branch or Whispers). NCPA will organize a bus to take you to and from the event if you’re interested; RSVP here. We’ll depart at 4:30pm from school and return at 7:30pm. The event itself lasts from 6-7pm.