Friday, October 30, 2015

2015 Global Education Conference - Lots of Info + Proposal Deadline This Weekend


The sixth annual Global Education Conference, a free four-day online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be held Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19, 2015 (November 20th in some time zones). We invite all to attend!

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Last year’s conference featured more than 260 general sessions and 35 keynote addresses from all over the world with over 7,500 participants.

If you haven't joined us before, this is an amazing, engaging, collaborative, worldwide event that you will want to be a part of. You can join us for just for one session, or you can stay awake for four days straight to catch them all (...just kidding--everything is recorded so you can still sleep!)

  • "This is the event of the year where educators worldwide can come together to inspire and be inspired. "(Germany)
  • "It's a fascinating learning journey; it enables to connect and share experiences that will inspire educators all over the world!" (Morocco)
  • "Love the Global Education concept and the fact that teachers are sharing with each other around the world." (USA)
  • "Great sharing of innovative learning ideas - and wonderful to connect with educators from around the globe!" (Canada)
  • "GEC is the most real, vibrant and alive virtual experience." (Romania)


Mission: The conference is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.

Attending:  You can join us anywhere you have an Internet connection, and the schedule of sessions is published in each of the time zones in the world. Just find your time zone, find the sessions taking place, and click right into the ones you want to join. You can also import the entire calendar (Google) into your own calendar, or add selected sessions to your personal calendar to be sure that you don't miss them.

Presenting: For those interested in presenting (and we encourage teachers and students around the world to do so, even if for the first time), there is still time to submit, but presentation proposals are due by end-of-day on this Sunday, November 1st. Click HERE for more information and to submit your proposal.

Volunteering: One of the best parts of this conference is the incredible volunteer effort to help new (and sometimes seasoned!) presenters. Volunteers gather throughout the whole conference in a special virtual lounge and work to make sure that presenters and attendees are given help whenever they need it. Our volunteers are an elite group of global helpers--come find out why they say being a volunteer moderator is the most fun you can have at the conference. More HERE.

The Community: A significant bonus to attending the Global Education Conference is joining the conference community of almost 22,000 members from around the world. In addition to being able to find partners for global projects, you also have access to the archived recordings of the several hundred sessions that have taken place over the last five years!


Great Keynotes:
We've been told that we may not understand what a "keynote" session is because we schedule too many of them with too many good speakers. We don't believe in just one or two keynotes! Conference co-founder and co-chair Lucy Gray is lining up a GREAT set of keynote speakers for this year, including: Pedro Aparicio, Katie Grubb, Henry Harboe, Kayce Freed Jennings, Jean H. Lee, Julie Lindsay, Shabbi Luthra, Ann Michaelsen, Ritesh Mishra, Dana Mortenson, William Piper, Mary Morgan Ryan, and Carolyn Skibba. And expect more announcements in the coming days!

Sponsors: We've got a devoted and most-appreciated set of sponsors who make this conference possible (and keep it free!). Our special thanks to VIF, TES, conference founding partners iEARN and Global Campaign for Education-US, Otus, The Wonderment, Flat Connections, Learning Bird, Know My World, and International Connections Academy. And there's still time to join this illustrious group and help support our event! Email steve@hargadon.com.

Help Promote the Conference: We can really use your help to share the conference with your colleagues, associates, friends, family (!), and the world. Our social media page is HERE with links to FacebookGoogle+Twitter, and more. Publicity resources, along with images you can use, are HERE. Show your pride with a presenter, volunteer, sponsor, partner, or advisory board member badge.

Send a Tweet:  “#GlobalEd15 is coming! Submit to present or register to attend, all free, all online, 6th year of this great event http://www.globaledcon.com”

We sure hope you will join us!  See you online,

Steve

Steve Hargadon
Co-founder and co-chair
The Global Education Conference

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