I had hoped to have all of this posted right after the conference but that didn't work out so I am just now getting to it. The conference was great! One of the best things was getting to see Dave Burgess (Teach Like a Pirate) and M.K. Asante (BUCK).
Have you heard about Genius Hour? It is when students develop their own inquiry question about whatever it is they want to explore. It is passion- and inquiry-based learning all rolled up into one! Come learn how to introduce Genius Hour to your students.