Wednesday, August 19, 2009

NMC Symposium for the Future ~ Online ~ October 27-29, 2009

Proposals for presentations for the NMC Symposium for the Future, a special 2-day, live online event to be held October 27-29, 2009, are being solicited through September 14, 2009.

Proposals are encouraged on how emerging technologies might be applied to any of the following themes, but this list is not exhaustive and selections will not be limited to these categories:
Sustainability (physical and natural resources; economic resources; educational resources)

  • Renewable energy; clean energy
  • Global warming and its impacts
  • Ethics in the digital age
  • Politics in a globally connected World
  • Social issues

The NMC Symposium for the Future is intended to be an ongoing conversation, focused the applications of new technologies to global concerns and issues, and how they will shape the future of education.An outgrowth of the NMC’s Emerging Technologies Initiative — the same initiative that drives the annual series of Horizon Reports — the Symposium will create an opportunity for exploration, a place to visit the future, and a forum for deep discussion of the range of possibilities that are open to educators, learners, and creatives in the digital age. It is designed as a forum for discussion of the real challenges that face our world and our society, and in particular, how emerging technologies might be applied to solve them.

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