I intend to go to the ASE conference 2013. It is being held in Reading, which is convenient for both my and my science teacher partner, Richard.
As we are both members and will get the 20% early bird discount it isn't too expensive to stay for all four days, three nights.
I want to go to the international day as I teach a lot of international students and communicating with international teachers will help me to understand the prior experiences of the students and therefore teach them more appropriately.
I know that I want to go to some frontier lectures. I enjoyed hearing about cutting edge science. Sometimes I get so involved in education I forget about "science". I want to take as many opportunities as I can to remind myself.
I will also be careful not to arrange any booked courses on Friday afternoon, as I really hope the ASE can get a key note speaker for that time. Although I would like to go to a literacy workshop at that time.
This year I am interested to hear the presidential address and I want to go to some sessions that relate to the changes happening to the curriculum and the way that GCSE/EBC science will be assessed.
The added bonus of the conference will be meeting a lot of the people I know from twitter. Putting a face to the twitter handle will be great.