Upcoming digital learning meetups

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In San Francisco… ccSalon SF (5/3/10): The power of open education

… At next month’s salon, we’ll be gathering together three preeminent individuals involved in shaping the future of education and harnessing the power of the internet and digital technologies as forces for good in this field. Each participant will give a brief presentation on their respective projects, followed by an informal panel/discussion period where we’ll explore more in depth the issues, challenges, and opportunities emerging in the field of education.

In NYC: New York City’s First Digital Learning Meetup - May 18, 2010

The longer mission is to provide New York City’s vibrant population of entrepreneurs, innovators, developers, technologists, hackers, researchers, educators and digital media thought leaders with a vehicle for driving this transformation toward a new future of learning. At this first meetup, you can expect:

  • A presentation from the organizers of Startl
  • A discussion with Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures, a leading venture capitalist interested in education and learning
  • A couple of sucessful digital learning startups telling their stories

If you haven’t already, it’s worth checking out these recent NYC edtech happenings: Hacking Education, TEDxNYED, Startl.

Has there been a recent uptick in interesting local digital learning meetups, or did I just start paying closer attention? Is there really more interest in NYC than in SF?