I like the idea of posting a word in Twitter or on Facebook (maybe posting the same word to both?). To make it a little more interesting, we could post a question (either about something at the conference, or in regards to state rules and reporting) and have presenters ask for the answer in their session (maybe the 1st session of the day?) for prizes. *Kathy Davies* *System Information Manager, Lamar County Schools* *Co-Chair, Georgia PowerSchool Users Group* *http://www.lamar.k12.ga.us <http://www.lamar.k12.ga.us> * *v. 770.358.8668 f. 770.358.8669* Be Green, Keep It On Screen - But if you must print, shred! On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 8:13 AM, Twanda Banks < Twanda.Banks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Those are some very creative ideas Carolyn, I like them. > > From: Carolyn Oliver <coliver@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Reply-To: "gsis_admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gsis_admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Date: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:39 AM > To: "gsis_admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gsis_admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [gsis_admins] Re: Any ideas? > > Here are some ideas for awarding prizes but not during the sessions. > > > > 1. Before the conference let’s find out by registration who > traveled the longest distance. > > 2. Who was the 100th person to register? Or 200th or 400th? > > 3. During lunch have everyone stand up that has worked for a school > district over 10 years. Then increase by 5 or 1 until we find the person > who has worked for a school district the longest. > > 4. Before lunch, we could tie ribbons around some of the drink > glasses and give a prize to whoever has a ribbon. > > 5. Set up a display of 6-8 door prizes and let the winner choose > which prize until all have been awarded. > > 6. Set up a display of prizes with boxes with a slit in the top of > the box. Anyone who wants to win that prize can drop their name in the > box. When we get ready to award the prize, pull from the names in the box. > > > > I’ll keep thinking about the sessions. > > > > Carolyn > > > > > > > > > > > > *From:* gsis_admins-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [ > mailto:gsis_admins-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <gsis_admins-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>] > *On Behalf Of *Denise Epperson > *Sent:* Sunday, January 25, 2015 7:42 PM > *To:* gsis_admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > *Subject:* [gsis_admins] Any ideas? > > > > I've been thinking.....Yes, I know that's scary. I know we always do the > tickets and we started last year with writing the names on the cards in the > rooms for prizes, but I was wondering if there was something that we could > do that would be fun to do. We will have to keep the tickets for > somethings, but what are some creative ways to give things away. We all > know how long the days can be sitting in sessions all day long and how you > can loose interest (Don't say it hasn't happened to you.) For example, in > Session 1, across the board if you want, the presenter says "Marco" during > their presentation and sees if anyone says "Polo" and maybe a second time > if no one answers the first time, if someone does not then no prize is > given. If we have prizes leftover from Wednesday sessions and the morning > sessions of Thursday, we go in during lunch play some upbeat music, see if > anyone starts dancing, give a prize. I would like to make it fun. Let's > keep people guessing what we will do next. > > Any thoughts? Suggestions? Any you are crazy and go take your meds? > > Denise > -- This message is intended only for specified recipients. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing, or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. This communication represents the originator's personal views, which may not reflect those of Lamar County Schools. If you received this email in error, please notify Technology Services at techsupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.