Monday, April 27, 2015

Events + News - The Emerging Future on Thursday - Educational Podcasting - Global Education Day - Less is More Lesson from Finland

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Library 2.015 Spring Summit: This Week!

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Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning, April 30th, 2015

The technology landscape changes rapidly, and these changes have economic, social, and ethical significance for individuals, organizations, and the entire world. The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning brings focus to the planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological innovations. These interactive sessions on future technology trends will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. A goal of the Spring Summit is to provide a forum to discuss ways to prepare for your personal and organization’s future. Register for free today at

2015 ISTE Unplugged Events, June 26th - July 1st

Thanks to our generous friends at, our NINTH annual set of extra-curricular events at the ISTE conference this year will launch on the Friday before ISTE (June 26th) with an all-day open Maker Day--expect lots of table, activities, and fun for all ages, geared toward education. Saturday's all-day unconference features special guest Audrey Watters again this year, and huge shout-out to this year's unconference and evening party sponsor, StudyBlue and Shutterfly. Sunday is our fourth annual Global Education Summit, a three-hour event + connecting party you don't want to miss. The Bloggers' Cafe will be open Friday - Wednesday, and we're really hoping to add an education slam poetry event still. Stay tuned for all events at, which also has Facebook event links for each activity.

Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference: Tools, Skills & Competencies, October 20th

The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015. The conference will be held entirely online and is free to attend. Everyone is invited to participate in this open forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. The Call for Proposals will open May 1st, immediately following the Library 2.015 Spring Summit. See this year's conference strands and plan to get your proposal in early. We are looking forward to the fifth year of this this momentous event, and to your participation!

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Partner Announcements

Global Education Day at ISTE 2015, June 28th in Philadelphia, PA

Join Lucy Gray, Steve Hargadon, VIF International Education and many members of the Global Education Conference community on Sunday, June 28th from 2-5 PM at the Philadelphia Convention Center (Room 103BC) for a special face-to-face meeting. This meet up for educators will take place at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE). It is a free gathering for those interested in global collaboration who will be in the Philadelphia area at the end of June 2015. Please pass this information on to any potentially interested colleagues and register soon as spaces are limited!

This participatory event will feature:

  • Inspirational ignite talks by noted educators and organizations working to connect classrooms
  • Round-table discussions in which educators will showcase specific examples of global projects
  • A global resource cool tools duel in which attendees will share the best resources and tools for creating global experiences for students.
The event is open to the first 400 people that register. Registration is free and required. You do not need to present your ticket at the door, but we will be checking in registrants this year. Anyone is allowed to attend; for profits must be a sponsor of our conference in order to speak, facilitate a roundtable or distribute materials. If you would like to give an ignite talk, facilitate a roundtable discussion or present during our cool tools duel at this event, please sign up here as well. Please note that we are not in a position to fund travel for participants. For additional information, take a look at our digital flyer. You can also join our group within the Global Education Conference Network.

Partner Spotlight


NROC (pronounced 'en-rock') is a community-guided, non-profit project focused on new models of digital content development, distribution, and use. We are education leaders from state and system institutions nationwide who represent more than 6 million U.S. students from middle school to college. NROC is emblematic of an approach defined by four shared beliefs: NETWORK- Everyone benefits when institutions work together. RESOURCES- People are empowered by high-quality, multimedia content and applications. OPEN- Membership keeps costs low for institutions, and free for individuals. COLLEGE AND CAREER- We are committed to helping students peruse academic and life success. More than 10 years since it began, NROC has become a movement. Join us and help guide the future of education. More information at

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Steve Hargadon

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