WrAPSCU – CUnet’s APSCU Wrap-Up
Well, faithful readers, it’s been just about two weeks since the start of the APSCU convention and that should be enough time for people to relax and reflect on the largest proprietary education convention in the United States.
Previously, we covered Michelle Rhee’s keynote session. In this post, we’ll take a look at:
- Inquiry IQ
- President Bush’s discussion on Friday
- How many calories you burned at the convention
- All of the (flattering) photos we took (non-flattering photos have been assigned to the blackmail folder)
- How our social media strategist won $80 playing cat-themed penny slots (okay, we won’t, but it did happen)
First, special props to Underground Elephant, who had a real-life mermaid swimming around at the booth, apparently unconcerned that we were located just a stone’s throw from the Mandalay Bay’s shark tanks.
Inquiry IQ Quiz
At our booth, CUnet ran a contest on iPad’s that allowed visitors to test their Inquiry IQ. For those who participated, we’ve crunched some statistics so you can rank yourselves. If you scored more than 106.7, you’re above average! If you scored 87, you’re right at the tail end of participants. And, if you’re the one person who scored 122, you deserve a gold star because you’ve ranked number one. May you be showered in teddy bears, rainbows and unicorns.
On the last day of the conference, former President George W. Bush took to the stage to present a well-received, wide-ranging discussion that covered everything from No Child Left Behind to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s dogs. In the talk, Bush exuded an aura of relaxation, often times coming across as self-depreciating and relaxed as he discussed the necessity of proper oversight and measurement on government expenditures.
“Accountability is necessary for education excellence,” Bush told the audience as he stressed that the proprietary education industry fills an important niche in American education.
APSCU for Fitness
For the health-conscious education professionals reading this, you may have wondered just how many calories you burned walking from the Mandalay Bay casino to the convention floor. Well, look no further! CUnet’s ever-so-humble social media strategist (that is to say, me) wore his Nike+ FuelBand for the duration of the show and here are the results:
|Day||Distance (Miles)||Steps||Calories||Fuel Points|
That’s right, convention goers! If you walked the same distance as me, you can feel good knowing your worked off those calories you took in at China Grill or Mix . Or the fantastic Five Onion Soup available from the Mandalay Bay’s room service, which I must recommend to anyone who has not tried it.
And, for anyone interested, here’s our collection of photos:
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