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Technical Education Summit

What is it?

This retreat is a gathering of technical educators and trainers looking to expand their skills and refine their offerings. This retreat will be facilitated in person by Chelsea Troy.

Chelsea is a powerhouse educator. She works as a Staff Engineer at Mozilla,teaches mobile development at the University of Chicago, runs workshops on topics including debugging, reducing technical debt, and analyzing risk, writes prolifically with over 400 blog posts written, and speaks at tech conferences.

Chelsea Troy headshot

Why should I participate?

It's going to be super fun! You'll get to learn in an immersive setting - to improve your materials and presentation without rushing. You'll meet other trainers who are motivated to do truly outstanding work. You'll visit a lovely wilderness area, make new friends, and enjoy a restorative retreat.

What should I expect at Focus Retreat Center?

The best way to understand what we are about, whether it's what you need, and what your daily experience here will be like is to check out these pages:

  1. Our Values
  2. The Retreat Recipe
  3. What to Expect

One of Chelsea's abstract paintings

What are the dates?

We are planning for a 1-week retreat April 2023, but exact dates are not yet finalized. This retreat is being planned in a phased approach. We will gauge interest with email first, then a small refundable deposit, then proceeding with full ticket sales.

How much does it cost?

Pricing is not yet finalized but we aim to ensure the retreat is financially accessible to as many guests as possible while also being sustainable for FRC to operate. We are generally able to keep our costs for combined food and lodging below what a typical hotel or airbnb stay would cost for lodging alone. If your employer will count the retreat as Professional Development and cover costs or count it as a work trip to save your PTO, that's great!

OK I'm interested. Now what?

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