Twitter as a Means to Process a Professional Conference: Reflections on @URJ’s Biennial13
It happens every time. I forget how truly overwhelming the Union for Reform Judaism’s Biennial convention will be. I know that I will be busy with sessions, presentations and meetings. I know that I will walk (and walk and walk); that I will learn, talk, laugh and sing. And I know that I won’t nearly get enough sleep.
But I forget how overcome with emotion I will be. I forget that I will be flooded by memories and powerful moments that will deeply remind me of why I love my life as a Reform Jew and my work as a Jewish educator, and so it will take me a while to really process all that I experienced.
In the meantime, Twitter has changed the way I take notes and process information at a professional conference. I find it fascinating to connect with my own learning in a fast-paced way as others interact with their own learning in the same virtual space, and I am excited to return to the learning and to glean insights from sessions that I didn’t have a chance to attend.
As I process all that I experienced (and catch up on some sleep!), I share with you some significant tweets on #disability and #inclusion in the #Jewish world, in particular, from #Biennial13: