EWAN McINTOSH, the technologist at left who teaches me elegant uses of easy-to-use digital tools, visits Ireland for the Internet Experience in Education Conference, a day-long hands-on set of training experiences for primary and secondary school educators that will be hashed as #ieec on Twitter and also available in a Jaiku channel too. As I wrote on the Open Mailing List, Ewan "has thoughts that fit front-and-centre in the work of several Open readers." There's a casual meet-up before the Champions League Final in The Bailey, Main Street, Cashel. A handful of us will maintain viewing positions in Brian Boru Pub during the Champions League Final. We will record Ewan's presentation and release it through our podcasting channel. Some of the day's activities will feature on Qik (qik.com/topgold), mostly segments of the afternoon workshops on 22 May. By 9PM on Thursday, Ewan will be safely bedded down in the Cork International Airport Hotel, my personal recommendation and well-deserving to be on the short list of venues for the 2009 Irish Blog Awards.