Saturday, November 06, 2010

Global Education Conference - Be a Participant!

In just over one week the Global Education Conference will commence (November 15-19). We have OVER 400 presentations, including Keynotes

We now need PUBLICITY and an AUDIENCE and VOLUNTEERS to help moderate and mentor and make this event even more remarkable than it already is. So keep talking to your schools, organisations, partners, colleagues and promote and encourage participation.  We need you!

We are also in need of volunteers to moderate sessions. If you are comfortable using Elluminate, please sign up here ( to sit in on as many sessions as you can handle. This is an all hands on deck moment for us and we need your help!

I will be hosting a 'How to be an effective Moderator' pre-conference session in Elluminate on Tuesday November 9, midday GMT. Interested and confirmed moderators are welcome to join in then, the session will also be recorded for future use.

Please visit the Global Education Wiki at if you want to contribute to the wiki or participate in the Global Education Mentor program, either to help or be helped by another educator doing global connecting projects. More information is here:

Further Updates and Reminders
The conference will take place in a video conferencing tool called Elluminate. Presenters share web links and slides while participants listen to an audio feed and chat in the accompanying chatroom. All sessions will be recorded and archived, so if you miss a session you'll be able to view it at your leisure. We'll also have an open Global Education Lounge in which participants can drop by to network with others or to receive help.

Here are a couple of things you can do in preparation for this event:
  1. Review the conference schedule according to your time zone and add your selections to your Google Calendar. (No need to register for any sessions, by the way... just show
    up online. URLS will be provided as we get closer to the start date.)
  2. Download our conference guide with basic links to Elluminate Support, time zone converters, and other useful web sites.
  3. Join our Flickr group and upload a picture of yourself as an introduction to other conference attendees.
  4. Join the conference group here in the Global Education Collaborative to discuss the conference with others.
  5. Run the self-test for Elluminate and familiarize yourself a bit with the platform.
Please publicize the conference!
Finally, we need you to spread the word about this event as far and as wide as possible. Please forward this information on to colleagues,and post to Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow the conference proceedings in Twitter using the hashtag #globaled10. We're on Twitter and Facebook, too.

Press releases, flyers, graphics and badges are available at Please post these where appropriate.

Julie Lindsay
Global Education Conference
Educator Advisory Board Chair

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