Thursday, July 26, 2012

Virtual Online Conferences: Put these on your calendar NOW!

Although I am now recently based back in Australia, after 14.5 years as an international educator, the last three being in Beijing, China, I continue to think in northern hemisphere mode. In fact, more to the point I think in 'global mode' but am more attuned to the north. I have a fluid and flexible timetable this coming year as I build up my Learning Confluence consultancy. More about that and what I will be doing in a future blog post, including some exciting announcements. However, this post is aimed at sharing the exciting news about virtual conferences happening in the next few months.

Learning 2.0 August 20-24, 2012 - Free, online and in multiple timezones. It is being held in conjunction with Connected Educator Month (August in the USA).

Library 2.012 October 3 - 5, 2012 - Participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries

The Global Education Conference November 12-16, 2012 - (following text taken from the publicity email sent out by co-chair of GEC, Steve Hargadon
 Celebrating it's third year, and co-chaired by the amazing Lucy Gray, this five-day, 24 hour per day incredible event brings together educators and students from around the world to discuss globally-connected education, projects, and activities. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. Last year’s conference featured 340 general sessions and 18 keynote addresses from all over the world with over 10,000 participant logins. This year the conference is being run in conjunction with the iEARN worldwide international conference and we're anticipating some 20 - 30,000 attendees.

The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0 can be found 

I am an Advisory Board member for this conference and Flat Classroom is a partnering organization.

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