The conference started today with as much fanfare as was possible to have in a huge conference room. There were about 2000 people attending! A marching band started off the inauguration of the event. They played the national anthem which was sung by a man at the podium. Behind him was a string of the dignitaries of English Teaching in Mexico–and beyond; I didn’t catch all of the people who were introduced.
It was at the opening ceremonies where I met Mary Curran, Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Associate Dean of Local-Global Partnerships at Rutgers Graduate School of Education, New Jersey. She also spoke on digital storytelling! She mentioned that I connect with Professor Ruth Ban who spoke on digital storytelling, too. I attended both of their talks and was glad to know that this form of teaching is getting serious validation.