Conference Connections

March 10 – 13 2005
Dallas, Texas USA

Contact: Cindi Louis – 972.623.2537; Emma Rodgers – 800.272.5027 – P.O. box 530326, Grand Prarie, TX, 75053 –
The four-day conference unites readers and writers of Black romance for an exciting fun-filled extended weekend of literary activities, entertainment, and awards presentations. Over 300 authors, readers, and industry professionals are expected to attend. Theme: Rolling Out the Red Carpet for the Readers

Key activities include:
“¢ Literary activities – writer’s workshops, editor and agent presentations, book signings, and aspiring writer’s contest
“¢ Keynote luncheon featuring best-selling author Jacquelin Thomas
“¢ EMMA awards banquet acknowledging the top books in ten tempting categories.
“¢ Readers participation and tributes in all major functions
“¢ Fun activities like shopping and sightseeing in Dallas, a trip to Black Images Book Bazaar, tastes of Dallas, welcome reception, Sunday morning worship, skits, games, and prizes.
The per person registration fee is: Until Jan 15, 2005 – $ 165.00 per person; Jan 15 – Mar 13, 2005 – $200.00 per person. Bookclubs or writing groups submitting five or more registrations at one time will receive $15 off the per person registration fee. (Price – $150.00 per person) All five registrations and payment must be sent together.

The John Donne Society Conference
23 to 27 February 2005
Baton Rouge, LA, United States – Contact name: Prof. Eugene R. Cunnar – E-mail:

FaciliCon 2005
28 Feb – 3 Mar 2005
New Orleans, LA, United States – Contact: Customer Service – E-mail:
FaciliCon 2005 is the premier industry event for facilities management in higher education, connecting executives in facilities and capital construction from colleges and universities across North America – public and private, big and small. Organized by: Worldwide Business Research

46th Annual Interntaional Studies Association Convention
1 March 2005
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States – E-mail:

Social and Political Philosophy: Christians and Communities
3 March 2005
Seattle, Washington, United States – Contact name: Brint Montgomery – E-mail: – Organized by: Wesleyan Philosophical Society

Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives: Making Sense of Experience
4 March 2005
Bronxville, New York, United States – E-mail:

(RE)Examining Race & Gender Conference
4 – 5 March 2005
Seattle, Washington, United States – Contact name: Julie Stein – E-mail: – Organized by: Seattle University

Sun Conference
4 – 5 March 2005
El Paso, Texas, United States – Contact name: Jenny A. Fraire-Varela – – Focus is on practical, applied strategies, tools, and techniques. All university faculty, instructional staff, instructional developers are invited to share their innovative teaching practices. Sponsored by: University of Texas at El Paso

The Art of Gender in Everyday Life II: A Multidisciplinary Conference
4 to 5 March 2005
Pocatello, Idaho, United States
Contact name: Rebecca Morrow –

Explore the various ways in which gender is crafted, celebrated, endured, deciphered, expressed or, in short, the art of how it is lived on a daily basis. Organized by: Anderson Gender Resource Center and Women’s Studies Program at Idaho State University

PerEL Workshop on Pervasive eLearning
8 to 12 March 2005
Kauai Island, Hawaii, United States
PerEL Organization Team –

Held in conjunction with the IEEE Int. Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 05). It wants to bring together researchers and developers from different technical and educational disciplines.

4th Annual Race and Place Conference: Borderlands and Boundaries
10 March 2005
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Second International Conference on Positive Behavior Support
10 to 12 March 2005
Tampa, FL, United States
Contact name: Tim Knoster – E-mail:

Positive Behavior Support involves the assessment and engineering of environments so that people with problem behaviors can increase social, personal and professional quality in their lives.

International Dark-Sky Association 16th Annual Meeting
10 March 2005
Tucson, Arizona, United States

Website: – Contact name: Bob Gent – E-mail:

Children’s Literature
19 March 2005
Rochester, New York, United States

Contact name: Laurie Ousley – E-mail: – We welcome abstracts on any aspect of children’s literature, contemporary, classic, obscure or popular. Papers might focus on illustration, drama, poetry, the picture book, the historical novel, fantasy, science fiction, realism, fairy tale. Organized by: Monroe Community College

Conference on Southern Literature
31 Mar – 2 April 2005
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States – Contact: Susan Robinson – – Nearly 40 writers convene for panel discussions, readings, lectures, book signings, and more. 2005 theme is The South: A Community of Outsiders. Keynote by Reynolds Price. Registration starts in January. Organized by: Arts & Education Council

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Thirty-sixth Annual Meeting
31 March 2005
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States – E-mail:

Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL)
31 March 2005
New York, New York, United States – E-mail:

Feb 19 – Feb 22 2005
Philosophy of “e-ducation 2005″

As more and more countries become information-based societies, the terms “?globalization’ and “?information and communication technology’ are no longer buzzwords, but instead, daily realities changing the way people live, work, and learn. However, in a world where technological divide and imbalance in resource distribution are still apparent, many countries have a long way to go before transforming into knowledge-based economies. What is the role of education in general”?and e-learning in particular”?in helping countries to maximize their potential? Recognizing the challenges this disparity presents, the theme of the This challenge is the theme of the “e-ducation Without Borders” conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 2005: e-learning through the Eyes of the World: Responsible Development and Desired Role

CALL FOR PAPERS – Urban and Rural Flows and Counterflows
February 10-12, 2005
Splendid Isolation: Urban and Rural Flows and Counterflows in Electronic Music and Related Media
Berlin, Germany

Held in conjunction with club transmediale.05

“The relationship between communication technologies and the city has been a long and complicated one, where the density of communicative activity has often been taken as defining characteristic of urban life. By contrast, rural areas have been idealized and marked by the relative absence of these technologies, a perception which tends to obscure the social and spatial consequences of communication technologies in rural areas. Out of this dichotomous set of associations has emerged a constellation of forces, ideas, images and experiences which have defined both the city and rural zones in unique and singular ways.

The history of art and music bears many traces of this productive tension, in which being immersed in city life and rural hermitage act as polar opposites. Popular music has been identified with contrapuntal movements that fluctuate between the celebration and derogation of both the rural and the urban. Within this interplay, various technologies, in particular electronic communication, have provided the principle forms of mediation between urban and rural areas, bridging and binding people and places in multiple ways and creating new hybrid territories situated within a shared mediasphere. In this context, the challenges of cultural production in and between rural and urban regions continue to be inflected by the specific demands of electronic/digital production, distribution and consumption.

This conference intends to address topics relating to the many debates and discourses produced by the intersection of cultural production, electronic arts/media, and social relations in urban and rural settings. We encourage artists, practitioners, journalists, writers and academics to participate in what promises to be provocative conference. In keeping with the overall themes of transmediale and club transmediale [BASICS], which investigate the aesthetic and ethical foundations of a hyper-potential culture, papers should address, but need not be restricted to, the following frameworks:

* (Exo/Endo)Polis: electronic music, urban/ruraldynamics, and cultural politics
* Refashioning Networks: circuits, nodes,communities, scenes and subcultures and extended milieu
* Mediations: the rural/urban digital nexus,imagining/ representing nature in the city/the city in nature; electronicmusic and the experience of nature
* Counterflows: fluctuating movements betweenurban and rural music subcultures
* The Best of Both worlds: bridging theurban/rural divide
* Splendid Isolation: productivity betweenseclusion, media networking and boredom; sound cultures beyond the majormetropoles
* Perforating the Mainstream: marketing themargin
* Opposing Urbanity: f(r)actions of ruralsubcultures in the metropolis
* The City and Its Other: critiques from thecentre and periphery, speaking from and to rural and urban perspectives”

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and are due by November 15, 2004. Panel proposals are also welcome. Please submit them to:

March 5-6, 2005
Providence, Rhode Island USA

Mephistos is an international graduate student conference in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine. The purpose of the conference is to stimulate open discussion among graduate students. The graduate community at Brown University, in association with the Committee on Science & Technology Studies, is proud to host the twenty-third annual edition of the event.


iCORE (Informatics Circle of Research Excellence) Summit – Aug. 2005 -Banff.
The second annual iCORE Banff Informatics Summit will bring together leading information and communications technology (ICT) researchers for three days. The field of informatics encompasses computer science, electrical and computer engineering, physics and mathematics. (403) 210-5335.

Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership Symposium – Oct. or Nov. 2005, Calgary.
The Chumir Foundation promotes an active, involved citizenry and principled leadership. (403) 244-6666.

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, Specialized Courses, Vocational Training & Career Prospects, Distance Learning Systems, International Universities and Programs, E-Learning Tools and Educational Kits, Computer Education, Government Schemes and Programs etc. Details:

PISTA ’04 – July 21-25 – Orlando, Florida – Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are transforming our societies, therefore papers about research results, solutions and problems of the applications of ICT in Politics and Society are highly encouraged. Details:

EDUTEX Bangladesh 2004 – July 28 – 30 – Dhaka, Bangladesh. EDUTEX Bangladesh 2004 is the platform for you to promote your Institutions and services and to recruit students in Bangladesh. Details:

Learning Services Conference – Oct. 1-2 – Edmonton, AB.
AU’s annual Learning Services Conference returns to the Crown Plaza Chateau Lacombe in downtown Edmonton October 1 and 2, 2004. Please mark your calendar. We anticipate a great conference this year, and welcome your participation. TO REGISTER: please use the online form at Just fill in the blanks and click “Submit.” If the 2003 form appears, click on your refresh/reload button and it will revert to the 2004 form. TO RESERVE A ROOM at the hotel: please call 1-800-661-8801 and mention “AU conference” to qualify for the negotiated conference rate.

N.A.Web 2004 – Oct. 16-19 – Fredericton, NB – The Tenth Annual International Web-Based Teaching and Learning Conference – Details:

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