Next month I'm going to be taking part in a New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators program at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts called New Media Day: Making Sense of the Evolving Digital Landscape.
James McQuivey, a media technology analyst, will be speaking in the morning, as will agent Rubin Pfeffer. In the afternoon, Mary Jane Begin, Emilie Boon, and I will be part of a panel on publishing out-of-print books as eBooks, which will be led by J.L. Bell of Oz and Ends will lead a panel. The day ends with an interview with Ruth Sanderson.
Years ago, when I worked for a management development/personnel management consulting office at UConn, the professors I worked with referred to one-day workshops as "short, intensive learning experiences." While New Media Day isn't technically a workshop but more of a mini-conference, I have to say that I do enjoy the short, intensive learning thing. The NESCBWI has sponsored a number of them at the Eric Carle as part of its Published and Listed Program administered by author Melissa Stewart. They are extremely well-run opportunities both for professional education and networking.
I would go to this thing even if I wasn't part of the program.