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The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Please visit the Online Registration Form to join the event. All attendees (presenters or audience) are expected to register by completing the form and arranging the respective payment.
Registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the online collaboration platform, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the printed Book of Abstracts (including the Synergy “Book of Projects”), the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the days of the conference. Authors of contributions (including the Synergy Strand) accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only one author´s fee will be offered.
Combined conference registration and EDEN membership with discounted fee is offered. Three or more delegates attending the conference from the same institution, and registering together, are entitled to group rate discount of 15%. For young scholars, full time students and PhD students (under 35 years) special fee of 200 € is offered.
The Synergy Strand in Zagreb will facilitate the sharing of project outputs and initial research findings, offer platform to develop new ideas and plans, to create new partnerships by engaging remote and presential audiences in highly interactive working group activities during dedicated parallel sessions.
To take advantage of this unique initiative and to ensure high visibility and attendance, EU projects and practices – preferably that display thematic cross sections with the Conference Themes – are invited to introduce themselves in Zagreb. The list of the short introductions will be available on the website and published in the Book of Projects.
- Alan Tait, Professor of Distance Education and Development,
The Open University, United Kingdom
- Jeff Haywood, Vice-principal,
Knowledge Management at University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Blaženka Divjak, Vice Rector for Students and Studies,
University of Zagreb, Croatia
- Ana Carla Pereira, Head of Unit at European Commission,
Directorate-General Education and Culture (via video link)
- Terry Anderson, Director,
Canadian Institute Distance Education Research (CIDER), Athabasca University, Canada
- Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Professor of Educational Technology,
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
- Jim Devine, DEVINE Policy | Projects | Innovation, Ireland
- Fabrizio Cardinali, Chief Strategic Marketing Officer,
sedApta, LACE Project, Workplace Learning, Italy
Online and Social
The Conference will be supported by social networking and collaborative online presence. The conference hashtag is #eden14. You may follow conference updates via Facebook. A conference group is being set up for the delegates at the EDEN Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP) Members Area to be animated with the progress of registration (with conference blog, pre-conference interviews, the Book of Abstracts – all at one place).
Conference Venue, Zagreb
Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman era to the present day. It is a global and cosmopolitan city, and one of the leading centres of Central and South-Eastern Europe, with an abundance of fabulous visitor attractions to discover and explore.
The conference venue is located in the Hypo Centre business building considered one of the most attractive centres in Croatia, providing excellent setting for the event.
The University Computing Center (SRCE) located next to Hypo, hosting some of the conference sessions, is the leading infrastructural institution of the academic and research community for ICT.
The Conference offers a great opportunity to socalize and network in an informal setting as well.
The Welcome Reception will take place on 10 June in the Botanical Garden of the University of Zagreb. The EDEN fellow award will be presented during the reception.
It has developed into tradition of the EDEN Conferences to organise a Book and Wine Party, a gathering in the end of the first day (11 June) for the lovers of literature and good wines where they can share by short presentations their latest interesting reading experience.
The Conference Dinner on 12 June, with entertainment, will be organised in Restaurant Okrugljak, probably one of the most authentic from among Zagreb restaurants and certainly one of the most traditional establishments in the north of Croatia. The EDEN Best Research Paper Award will be presented at the event.
EDEN is offering sponsorship possibilities linked to the event. Would you be interested at further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure and contact the conference secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may follow conference updates via Facebook and #eden14.
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