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Global Education Conference Streaming Live Online
in partnership with Eighteenth Annual iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit
November 12 - 16, 2012
Weeklong, worldwide virtual event featuring sessions and keynote addresses focused on collaborative initiatives for students, teachers, and organizations.
June 13, 2012 – This year the third annual Global Education Conference will be held in conjunction with the eighteenth annual iEARN International Conference. The entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate platform (formerly known as Elluminate/Wimba).
The collaboration between the iEARN conference and the Global Education Conference will provide an inclusive and worldwide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Designed to increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe, the event will support cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.
Last year’s Global Education Conference featured 340 general sessions and 18 keynote presentations from all over the world with over 10,000 participant logins. Sessions spanned across multiple time zones, took place in multiple languages, and were archived at http://globaleducation.ning.com/page/2011-conference. The 2010 conference sessions were archived at http://globaledcon.weebly.com
The Call for Proposals for the 2012 event is open now through October 12. Presenters can submit proposals for general sessions focused on one or more of the following tracks: Teacher Track; Student Track; Curricular Track; or Policy and Leadership Track. Proposals should focus on ideas, projects, and initiatives that promote global understanding and collaboration. While the final deadline for submissions is October 15, 2012, presenters will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis starting June 30, 2012. Keynote presentations are by invitation only; suggestions can be submitted online or sent to Lucy Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org Session proposals are to be non-commercial. Please direct interest in commercial sponsorship or presentations to email@example.com or Steve Hargadon at firstname.lastname@example.org.