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Conference Theme: e-Learning Magic
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, AB, http://centreforlearning.sait.ca/interface2004/
Conference Contact: Ingrid Stammer; Phone: 403-319-7245; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who should go?
Teachers & Trainers – Technology Coordinators/Technology Specialists – Staff developers – Curriculum specialists
The Interface 2004 conference theme, e-Learning Magic, will bring educators, administrators, and corporate trainers together through presentations, workshops, and networking in the following areas: – New ideas in analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of e-learning; – Innovative methods for the delivery of student services for e-learners; – Novel approaches to faculty professional development for e-learning.
ASTD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION 2004
Washington Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia, http://www1.astd.org/astdInterim0304/
Conference Contact: Virginia Artis; Email: email@example.com
Who should go? Teachers & Trainers – Business Executives – Staff developers – Curriculum specialists
The ASTD 2004 International Conference & Exposition is the premier conference for everyone involved in workplace learning and performance. Features: More than 250 educational sessions Legends sessions featuring pioneers in the profession Forums and global panels Pre-conference workshops for in-depth learning Training, ROI, and Human Performance Improvement Certificate programs The leading workplace learning EXPO Networking opportunities with colleagues from more than 75 countries.
TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TEACHING AND LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE
Conference Theme: Teaching and Leadership
Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, United States, http://www.nisod.org/conference/index.html
Conference Contact: Sheryl Powell; Phone: 512-471-1482; Fax: 512-471-9426; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who should go? Teachers & Trainers – Administrators – Technology Coordinators/Technology Specialists – Library/Media Specialists – Staff developers – Curriculum specialists
The NISOD conference is the largest international conference to focus specifically on the celebration of teaching, learning, and leadership. It features exemplary practices and programs in workshops, seminars, and roundtable sessions; preconference seminars offering in-depth descriptions and demonstrations of successful initiatives; general sessions featuring keynote remarks on current issues in higher education; an exciting Expo Plaza of NISOD partners and supporters demonstrating products and services, and offering hands-on opportunities to experience the latest and best instructional and organizational tools; and NISOD’s College Showcase, highlighting best practices in colleges across North America and beyond.
DISTANCE LEARNING ADMINISTRATION 2004
Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, Georgia,. USA, http://www.westga.edu/~distance/dla2004.html
Who should go? Teachers & Trainers – Administrators – Technology Coordinators/Technology Specialists – Business Executives – Product Developers – Library/Media Specialists
Conference Contact: Stacey Rowland; Phone: 770-838-2563; Fax: 770-836-4666; Email: email@example.com
Alternate Contact: Melanie Clay; Phone: 770-838-3018; Fax: 770-836-4666; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Distance Education Administration Conference, sponsored by The Online Journal for Distance Learning Administration and The State University of West Georgia, focuses on the administration and management of distance learning. The conference specifically addresses the needs of those who plan, manage, teach and support distance education activities and courses. The confeence invites proposals from the introductory through advanced level on topics related to: -Managing Growth in Distance Education -Training & Support for Distance Instructors -Support for Distance Students -Budget & Cost-Benefit of Distance Education -Marketing & Evaluation of Distance Learning -Distance Learning Ethics and Copyright Issues – Organzational Issues in Distance Education -Striving for Excellence
ETOM HIGGINS LAKE RETREAT FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS 2004
DNR Conference Center, Roscommon, Michigan, United States, http://www.etom.org/events/index.htm
Contact: Colette Perugia, ETOM Business Manager, Ph: 734-462-4570, Fax: 734-462-4589, Email: email@example.com
Who should go? Teachers & Trainers – Administrators – Technology Coordinators/Technology Specialists – Library/Media Specialists – Curriculum specialists
This two-day retreat for distance educational professionals is a long standing tradition in Michigan.
JOINT CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL LIBRARIES (JCDL 2004)
Conference Theme: Global Reach and Diverse Impact
The Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, Tuscon, Arizona, US, http://www.jcdl2004.org/
Conference Contact: Catherine Larson, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who should go? Teachers & Trainers – Technology Coordinators/Technology Specialists – Library/Media Specialists – Curriculum specialists – Researcher
The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries,” including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. The intended community for this conference includes those interested in aspects of digital libraries such as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; performance evaluation; usability evaluation; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics.
RIDING THE WAVE OF CHANGE
2004 National Education and Technology Conference
May 13-14 2004
Gimli Lakeview Resort, Gimli, Manitoba, Manitoba, http://www.esd.mb.ca/wave
Who should go? Teachers & Trainers – Administrators – Board Members/Trustees – Technology Coordinators/Technology Specialists – Facility Managers – Business Executives
Conference Contact: Lloyd Roche; Phone: 204-642-6270; Fax: 204-642-7273; Email: email@example.com
This annual 2 day conference brings presenters from across Canada and the United States to cover the many timely issues in technology and education. Presenters regularly include both technology and education experts dealing with such subjects as multimedia, Internet and integrating computers into the classroom.
INTERNATIONAL CELTIC CONFERENCE
From October 14-17th, 2004, the University College of Cape Breton will host the International Celtic Conference, Forging a Future for Celtic Languages and Cultures, under the direction of Robert Morgan, Laurent Lavoie, Hector MacNeil and Pierre Siguret.
During the 20th century, in America and Australia a significant number of languages have disappeared, the inescapable consequence of the assimilation since the seventies. The same has happened with the Celtic languages. Our conference is organized by four professors who wish to promote a genuine interest in Celtic languages. Professor Hector MacNeil teaches Gaelic language, Professor Robert Morgan is an historian, specialist of Cape Breton History, Professor Laurent Lavoie favours the maintenance of minority languages and teaches French and Professor Pierre Siguret is a scholar in French with an intense interest in Breton.
Call for papers: We are asking for papers from scholars from everywhere. The organizing committee will invite participants with the best proposals. Different applied methodologies will be presented around the question from psycho-linguistics, social linguistics, theories of language acquisition, community development and cultural promotion. Specialists of Celtic languages will be invited together with scholars on such threatened languages as Maorie and Mi’kmaq.
Entertainment: On each night of the conference there will be live entertainment: Celtic music, songs and poetry perpetuating the formidable Gàidhlig heritage still surviving in Cape Breton and in the various Celtic countries of the world.
For further information or contributions to enhance the intellectual and economic success of the conference, you may visit our website at http://www.uccb.ca/index1.htm or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NARRATIVE MATTERS 2004
May 20-May 23
Organized by faculty and students from St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick, and featuring an array of keynote addresses and pre-conference workshops, Narrative Matters 2004 will take place from May 20 to May 23, 2004, at the Sheraton Hotel in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. The conference is a unique experience in which theorists and practitioners, researchers and students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines will have the opportunity to enjoy conversation and together explore the importance of narrative – or story – in countless aspects of human life.
ideaCity, a “meeting of minds”, is an annual conference held in Toronto, Ontario. It brings together some of the most interesting and fascinating personalities of our time, for three days of stimulating conversation, performances, thought-provoking ideas, and other social events.
The conference is not centred around any one discipline or industry, and there are no keynote or panel discussions. In fact, scripted speeches are forbidden; as the website states: “Everyone is in on the common narrative.” Rather than the usual Q&A sessions after a speaker has completed their talk or performance, the conference has adopted the practice of long breaks between sessions (and nightly parties) that invite conversation between speakers, performers, and attendees.
This year’s presenters are:
Michael Adams – (President and CEO, Environics, Author, Sex in the Snow)
Henry Aubin – (Investigative Journalist, Author, The Rescue of Jerusalem)
Robert Bateman – (Artist, Naturalist)
Jane Bunnett – (Modern Jazz Musician)
Ken Finkleman – (Writer, Director, Producer; The Newsroom)
Richard Greenblatt and Ted Dykstra – (2 Pianos, 4 Hands.)
Derek Hatfield – (Sailor, “Around the World Alone” yacht race)
John Ince – (Lawyer, Advocate for a more sexually ‘healthy’ culture)
Robert Kennedy Jr. – (Defender of the Environment, Lawyer, Author)
Laura Kipnis – (Cultural Theorist and Author Against Love: A Polemic)
Anita Kunz – (Editorial Cartoonist, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker)
Mers Kutt – (Inventor of the world’s first personal computer)
Sook-Yin Lee – (Musician, Actor, Filmmaker)
James Lockyer – (Lawyer; Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted)
Joseph MacInnis – (Physician, Scientist, Businessman, Deep-sea diver, Author, Environmentalist)
Lewis MacKenzie – (Commander, UN Peacekeeping Mission to ‘Sector Sarajevo’; Author)
Gabor Mate – (Physician, Author, When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress)
Jaymie Matthews – (Astrophysicist, Mission Scientist, The MOST project)
Paul Moller – (Founder, Moller International; inventor of the Skycar)
Terry Mosher – (Political Cartoonist, The Montreal Gazette; Cartoon Editor, Maclean’s)
Robert Munsch – (International Best-Selling Children’s Author)
Cleo Paskal – (Travel Writer, The National Post; Producer, Channel 4; Contributor, The Independent)
Irene Pepperberg – (MIT Media Lab; Expert, Animal-Human Communications (Grey Parrots))
Lola Rasminsky – (Avenue Road Arts School Founder; Advocate for Arts Education)
George Rizsanyi – (Guitar Craftsmen to the Stars)
Harry Rosen – (Founder, Harry Rosen Inc.)
Eva Vertes – (Scientist, Researcher, student at Princeton; made a significant Alzheimer’s discovery at the age of 15.)
Paul Wells – (National Affairs Columnist (and ‘Back Page’ occupant), Maclean’s).
“In an age that seems to swing wildly between wide-eyed optimism and dire pessimism, perhaps our greatest challenge is to sustain a capacity for idealism. ideaCity is one small effort to establish a forum for the high ground of ideas and idealism.” (ideaCity website)
This year’s conference takes place from June 16th to the 18th in Toronto, Ontario. For more information regarding the conference, contact email@example.com or call 416 591 7400 x2475, or visit the conference website at http://www.ideacityonline.com/
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InfraEDUCA 2004 – June 25 – 27 – Pragati Maidan, New Delhi – The exhibition will be synergetic platform showcasing recent developments in Basic & Primary Education, Higher Education, Coaching Institutes, Specialised Courses, Vocational Training & Career Prospects, Distant Learning Systems, International Universities and Programmes, E-Learning Tools and Educational Kits, Computer Education, Government Schemes and Programmes etc. Details: http://www.friendzexhibitions.com/infraeduca2004/index.htm.
N.A.Web 2004 – Oct. 16-19 – Fredericton, NB, Canada – The Tenth Annual International Web-Based Teaching and Learning Conference – Details: http://naweb.unb.ca
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