TODAY IS ONE of those days when my schedule snaps like a rubber band. It's a day when I need to be in two places at once and although both of the venues are located in Dublin, I'm planning to walk past the building at left and head into the Irish Learning Technology Association's annual EdTech Conference to learn about Changing Learning Futures through Technology, using the Conference Schedule that I've bookmarked on my phone. I'll be in the Mayor Street area of Dublin all day at the National College of Ireland. That means I won't go north to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for the IIA National Congress. Both of these events are essential in my calendar. But time pressures have conspired to force me to attend just one of them and then return to base. Every summer I recharge my batteries and plan creative activities for the academic term ahead. This summer those planning sessions have never gone off the boil because we're in a fiscally-challenged time. In my case, that means producing more in less time than ever before. And that means minimising travel and focusing instead on getting things finished closer to home. I'm sure there will be meeting reports from all of the sessions that I wished I'd attended. Those electronic morsels are all I've time to enjoy at the moment.