Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Learning Technologies 2011 - February 23-25, 2011 - Orlando, FL

Abstracts for presentations from knowledgeable professionals in industry, government, military, and academia are solicited to provide presentations which would be part of a comprehensive conference program on the latest learning technologies as they are being applied to training, education and job performance improvement, including ways to implement technology, descriptions of education and technical skills applications, e-Learning, enterprise management, and instructional systems design, together with Knowledge Management systems. The submissions should be in the form of individual presentations or panel discussions

Please submit abstract(s) of your proposed presentation(s) (up to 100 words per topic suggested) on the SALT website (www.salt.org). Abstracts will be considered for an individual presentation, or as a participant in a panel discussion. A proceedings will be prepared and you should provide a paper and/or your presentation slides prior to the conference for inclusion in the proceedings. Abstract submissions should be received by September 30, 2010. If your abstract is accepted, papers and/or slides should be submitted by January 26, 2011 in order to be included in the Conference Proceedings.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their
work to their peers, and transfer copyright. Primary speakers receive a complimentary registration to the conference. Co-speakers will be required to pay a discounted conference registration fee. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas for a presentation, please call John Fox at (540) 347-0055.

All applicants will be notified via email by October 15th, 2010 regarding acceptance on to the program. Accepted speakers will have their
biographies included on the SALT® conference web site as well as a photo if this material is provided to SALT®. Submit your abstract on-line at WWW.SALT.ORG or email it to OrlandoProgram11@salt.org

Key Dates:
Deadline to Submit Abstracts: September 30, 2010
Notification of Acceptance Emailed: October 15, 2010
Submission of Papers / Slides: January 26, 2011
Conference Dates: February 23-25, 2011

SITE 2011 March 7-11, 2011 ~ Nashville, TN

SITE 2011 is the 22st annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. Join with 1,200+ colleagues from over 50 countries in Nashville, Tennessee!
This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of AACE.

The SITE Conference is designed for:

Teacher educators in ALL disciplines
Computer technology coordinators
K-12 administrators & school leaders
Curriculum developers

All interested in improving education through technology

Call for Participation PDF to Print

Scope, Topics & Categories

The Conference invites proposals from the introductory through advanced level on all topics related to:

1. the use of information technology in teacher education, and
2. instruction about information technology in:
Graduate Teacher Education
Faculty & Staff Development

Proposals which address the theory, research and applications as well as describe innovative projects are encouraged.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Midwest EDUCAUSE March 14-16, 2011 - Chicago, IL

The conference will be held from 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14 to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16.

Half-day preconference seminars will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on March 14. These intensive, in-depth, highly interactive sessions will provide attendees with a chance to explore key issues, tools, and subjects in great detail. (Please note: A separate registration and fee are required.)Listen to this EDUCAUSE podcast: "Writing a Successful Proposal for a Conference Presentation" offering insights from three professionals on writing a winning conference proposal. --

Guidelines for Proposal Submissions

Corporate and Campus Solutions Track PresentationsVisit the Corporate Participation page.
Proposals must be submitted by September 27.
Please read these guidelines and consult this Proposal Preparation Checklist before starting the proposal submission process.

What makes the EDUCAUSE regional conferences so strong and so valuable is that attendees share experiences, ideas, and information with colleagues, and we all learn from each other. We urge you to share what you have learned and make the conference even stronger by submitting a proposal for a presentation. Consider organizing a panel discussion or submitting a joint presentation with a colleague.

All institutions of higher education and associations interested in higher education IT, are encouraged to submit proposals on key topics suggested in the track area descriptions. As you think about the best format to propose, remember all of these sessions should be designed for both presenters and attendees to learn from interactive exchange. Former applicants and past reviewers emphasize the value of clearly articulating your presentation's intended outcomes and sharing specific examples of how you will build interactivity during your session. For more advice on crafting your proposal for maximum impact please visit the Tips for Successful Proposals page.

Program Tracks and Key Topics
The program committee has outlined a series of tracks and key topics they believe will make an interesting and useful program.

Session Formats
The program committee encourages you to consider a presentation format that will engage your colleagues in discussion and learning beyond a simple dissemination of information. Sessions may follow one of these formats, or you may suggest an alternative format:

Interactive presentations (45 minutes) are opportunities to share topics of community interest through an innovative, thought-provoking format that encourages attendee participation. Outcomes may include creation of a best practices document, checklists for needed developmental work, or establishment of an ongoing development group.

Panel discussions (45 minutes) consist of multiple speakers, each offering a perspective on an issue or set of issues, with ample time for questions and answers. Examples include provider/customer viewpoints on emerging systems or technologies, point/counterpoint debates on controversial legal or policy issues, and insights gleaned from multi-campus or multi-institutional cooperative initiatives. Panels may invite the audience into the discussion using polls and Q&A.

Campus perspectives presentations (45 minutes) share the experiences of several (two to four) institutions dealing with the same challenge on their respective campuses, with ample time for questions and answers.

Poster sessions (60 minutes) offer the opportunity to share campus experiences through informal, interactive, brief presentations focused on effective practices, research findings, or technical solutions. This format, with multiple sessions in the same room, gives attendees and presenters the opportunity to share and examine problems, issues, and solutions in a more casual, direct, one-on-one environment. These sessions are a great way to learn from interactions with attendees who stop by.

Selection Process
Proposals will be reviewed by the Midwest Regional Conference Program Committee and selected Adjunct Proposal Reviewers using the following criteria:

Quality of Topic: Is the topic of importance, relevance, value, and/or interest to the targeted area of information resources in higher education?

Proposed Topic Coverage: Does the proposal cover the topic adequately?

Speaker Knowledge: Does the speaker, or speakers, appear to have sufficient knowledge, expertise, and authority to address this topic?

Speaker Presentation Style: Has the speaker provided sufficient evidence of his/her ability to effectively present on the topic?

Overall Rating: What is your evaluation of this proposal overall?

Proposals will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive, non-commercial, objective, and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme.
Applicants will be notified about proposal status in November. Note that you may be invited to present in formats other than those noted in the proposal submission form. Presentations will take place March 14–16 at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Poster sessions will take place in the afternoon on March 15.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ICEL 2011 27-28 June, Kelowna, British Columbia

CALL FOR PAPERS, Case Studies, Work in Progress/Posters, PhD Research, Round Table Proposals, non-academic Contributions and Product Demonstrations

The International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL) brings together academic research and practical applications of e-Learning from all areas. ICEL brings together varied groups of people with different perspectives, seeking to bring top research and proven best practices together into one location, for the purposes of helping practitioners find ways to put research into practice, and for researchers to gain an understanding of additional real-world problems.

The conference committee welcomes both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Academic research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: 6 December 2010
Notification of abstract acceptance: 13 December 2010
Full paper due for review: 24 January 2011
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes): 4 April 2011
Earlybird registration closes 18 April 2011
Final paper due: (with requested changes) 2 May 2011
Final author registration date 23 May 2011

Thursday, September 2, 2010

EduCom 2011 - June 13-15 - Orlando, Florida

Higher education's leaders convene at EduComm to hear the most up-to-date, innovative, and bold information guiding best practices on today’s campuses, and shaping the fast-approaching future of higher education’s most challenging and promising horizons.

----"In terms of organization and content, EduComm is heads and shoulders above."----
EduComm presenters and speakers are selected for their original contributions on the hot topics affecting the business, the practice, and the new possibilities of colleges and universities nationwide.

EduComm speakers are higher education's thought leaders. To be recognized among them, submit your presentation proposal today. Space is limited, and selection of proposals is competitive.

To submit an EduComm 2011 presentation proposal, complete this online form:


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development - January 12-14, 2011 Clearwater Beach, FL

Ecological systems are defined by the interrelationships among organisms and their environment. Economic development is driven by innovation. Like an ecological system, economic development depends upon the interrelationships among education and training providers, employers, and government policymakers. The job training funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), as well as changes to Pell Grant funding and the unemployment insurance system, were designed to bring postsecondary education within the reach of increased numbers of working Americans.

Yet these changes represent but a first step in addressing the nation’s need to raise the educational attainment level of its workforce. To get ahead, access to ongoing postsecondary education and training is vital over the career span. Yet the
current system is skewed toward short-term training created to get the unemployed into the jobs and gives short shrift to building the skill levels of workers through investments in ongoing education and training.

The American postsecondary education system divides into two silos: one provides programs that serve the needs of traditional-age, full-time students; and another supplies a wide array of convenient, albeit stand-alone, education and training modules which offer neither a recognized credential nor a pathway to a career. In a knowledge-based economy, the successful businesses will be those most dependent on quality human capital to spur innovation. Professional and continuing education units contribute to economic development by providing customized corporate training, offering certificate and master’s degree programs for emerging professional fields, facilitating technology transfer, and supporting innovation incubators for start-ups and small businesses.

UPCEA’s 17th Annual Career and Economic Development Forum (formerly Workforce Development Forum) will bring together leaders from the business, government, non-profit, and academic sectors to discuss workforce trends, public policy directions, partnership models, and education programs. Participants at this Forum will explore the role played by college and university professional and continuing education organizations in responding to the changing nature of workforce development, education, and training. The Program Planning Committee is soliciting concurrent session presentations related to three general themes: Responding to Market Forces, Certification and Credentialing, and Effective Strategies.

Guidelines for Concurrent Session Proposals
• Provide a session title and description (in 500 words or less) of your proposal.
• Provide the name, organizational affiliation, and contact information (email and mailing address) of all presenters in the proposed session, and a primary contact person. In addition, please provide a maximum 100-word bio for each presenter.
• Provide an abstract (maximum of 75 words) of your proposal for use in the Forum program.
• List any other presentation needs.
• E-mail the proposal by September 24, 2010, to UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum, Barbara Kessler, bkessler@virginia.edu.