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March 4, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Reminder – Registration Open

From Thursday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Late submissions welcome
Registration is now open!

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017



jkpgThe conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping and SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning and supported by the Jönköping City Council.

Registration is open

The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. The registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days. The fee does not include accommodation and the conference dinner.

registerAuthors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only one reduced author’s fee will be offered. For more information on fees and discounts, visit the Conference Registrationpage.

Get to know some of our keynotes

Jean-Marie Filloque

mayraJean-Marie Filloque was Director of University Continuing Education Department of the University of Brest (F) between 1998 and 2008 and President of the French National Network of University Continuing Education from 2005 to 2012. He was the Vice Rector for Lifelong Learning and academic affairs at the University of Brest.

Learn more about him here.

Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensensrinivas

Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen is Professor in Digital Communication & Learning and head of the AAU research group, D4Learning at the Department of Learning and Philosophy at Aalborg University. She was previously director of the successful master programme in ICT and Learning (MIL), offered in equal collaboration between five Danish Universities (Aalborg University, Aarhus University, Copenhagen Business School, the Danish Pedagogical University, and Roskilde University).

Learn more about her here.

Rosie Jones

qiuDirector of Library Services,The Open University

Rosie Jones is responsible for setting the strategic vision for the Library ensuring that the Open University deliver a leading-edge service by responding positively to new opportunities and challenges within a rapidly changing environment.

Learn more about her here.

Pre-conference workshops

Digital Transformation And Diversity In A Swedish Context

This pre-conference workshop will be on 13 June, at 12:30-17:00 CET, hosted by SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning, and will be free of charge. It will start with a small lunch at 12.30-13.00, then the programme will kick off at 13.00, with Ulf Sandström, President of SADE, and Anders Söderholm, Director General of the The Association of Swedish Higher Education (SUHF) speaking.

EDEN Special Interest Group (SIG) on TEL and quality enhancement

This pre-conference workshop will also be launched on 13 June, at 16:30-17:00 CET. It will introduce and present EDEN’s SIG on TEL and Quality Enhancement: state of the art in research and practices, current challenges and challenges ahead. The SIG will present the aims of the group and will invite EDEN NAP members to join the group through discussions in NAP area and other EDEN channels.

It will be followed by a series of EDEN SIG on TEL and quality enhancement workshops/learning cafes, which will take place during the EDEN 2017 Annual Conference.

Conference structure

The Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, trainings, moderated poster and demo sessions and the synergy strand, ensuring digital interactivity and cooperation on the social web.

The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 13 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 16 June.

The preliminary structure can be viewed here. Please note that programme changes may apply.

Young Scholars’ Support

We are pleased to announce that EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars will be offered again at the 2017 Annual Conference, with the sponsorship of SADE, the Swedish Association for Distance Education. Two young researchers’ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each.

Watch the short interview with Elisa Bruhn, Young Scholars’ Support awardee at the Oldenburg Research Workshop #RW9, to find out why EDEN conferences are a great experience.


Did you notice?

The European Commission has just announced their renewed policy plans for the modernisation of higher education. As Georgi Dimitrov, Deputy Head of the Unit on Innovation in Education and the EIT, and a policy expert in this area, will attend the EDEN 2017 Annual Conference as a keynote speaker we hope to get first hand relevant information on this in good time.

Late submissions still welcome!


There has been an impressive response to the Call, showing high level compliance with the theme and concept. The relevance and diversity of submissions is reassuring for a conference rich in content and in networking opportunities.

Due to numerous extension requests received, the online submission will remain open until further notice. Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and one or more of the Conference Themesare still welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and synergy formats.

recognistionContributors, please remember…

that your papers, posters and training submissions will not only be subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals by recognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’s Poster Prize. Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

lufthansaThe Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to our participants, visitors, exhibitors, and invited guests. Read moreon how to use the special offer.

After the conference: DreamHack Summer


DreamHack, the world’s largest LAN party and festival around computer gaming with scene performances and several types of competition (e-sport, cosplay and more) will be held at the exhibition center in Jönköping all weekend after the EDEN Annual Conference, starting on the Friday. Watch the introduction to the event on YouTube. This is an excellent opportunity for EDEN conference participants to make their stay in Jönköping not just professionally useful but also enjoyable.

Sponsorship opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship packages linked to the event. For further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure and the Conference Secretariat.

Exhibition stands will also be available for booking.


Schedule and Deadlines

Late submissions welcome

Registration open

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2017

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

For any conference related questions contact the Conference Secretariat


The EDEN 2017 Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.


EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858

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