Thursday, March 17, 2011

WCET Annual Conference ~ October 26-29 ~ Denver, CO

Deadline for submissions: March 25, 2011

Session Selection Criteria

WCET conference sessions are recognized for bringing together diverse perspectives and ideas and for being forward-thinking. Attendees find the program valuable because the sessions provide actionable information addressing issues facing higher education today and balanced with presentations by thought leaders that challenge the e-learning community to look forward to new issues on the horizon. Interactive group discussions invite ideas and sharing by all which creates a valuable opportunity for networking. The diverse session formats, ideas, and presenters are what makes the conference distinctive and a worthwhile investment for attendees.

A Community Forum is available for finding co-presenters and for idea exchanges.

The Program Committee looks for sessions that may include:
Actionable information- practical applications an attendee can bring back to their institution.
Sessions that include multiple perspectives. Examples include panels with speakers from different roles within an institution, panelists with varying viewpoints, proprietary and non-profit institution panelists, or perhaps a session with a course designer, faculty member, and a student.
Sessions that address a genuine challenge.
Problem-solving discussions around a timely topic such as federal policy implications, managing online education, adopting ADA standards, etc.
Sharing of expertise such as research based findings, innovative uses of technology, emerging strategies, or demonstrated outcomes.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Washington Interactive Technologies Conference ~ August 17-19, 2011 ~ Reston, Virginia

Key Dates:
  • Deadline to Submit Abstracts: March 23, 2011
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 6, 2011

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, Instructional Systems Design, Mobile Computing, Gaming and Simulation for Training and Job Performance Improvement, New Technologies & the Marketplace, together with Knowledge Management systems.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Illinois Faculty Summer Institute ~ May 16-19 ~ Urbana

Faculty Summer Institute (FSI) is a 4-day conference for higher education instructors and other professionals. Participants come from Illinois state universities, community colleges, private institutions, and out-of-state universities. FSI offers presentations, workshops, and hands-on training involving the latest technological advances in education. Participants may choose to exclusively follow one of three tracks, or attend any session in any track. They may also choose to participate in a Learning Team, in which a group of up to 15 people meet 3 times during the week to focus on one specific aspect of technology or software. Two new options this year are Discovery Labs and Headliner Workshops.

Key Dates
Call for Proposals Opens: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Call for Proposals Closes: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Proposals Approved & Presenters Notified by: Friday, April 1, 2011
Conference Registration Opens: Friday, April 1, 2011
Acceptance by Presenters/Facilitators: Friday, April 8, 2011
FSI Conference: May 16-19, 2011