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April 2, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Registration, Workshops, Keynotes, Social Events

Another item from Friday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Registration, Workshops, Keynotes, Social Events

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.

The Call is closed now, evaluations will finish in the next few days. With eventual late submission requests please contact the Conference Secretariat directly. Synergy and Training submissions are awaited until the end of April.

Keynote titles revealed

keynoteFrans Mäyrä – Multidimensional Ludic Literacy: Diversity in Game Cultures

Stefan Hrastinski – Diversifying e-learning

Hanqin Qiu – The Transformation of Teaching and Learning Appropriate for a Digital Age: Development and Implications

Jean-Marie Filloque – Diversity and social engagement, contributions of Universities lifelong learning strategies in Europe

Manjula Srinivas – Digital communication platforms and media educators in undergraduate schools of mass communications in India

Social Events

2Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will take place in the assembly hall of the School of Education and Communication (building H) at Jönköping University. At the reception you can start preparing yourself at the event.

Meet the EDEN fellows, Board and NAP members, Secretariat staff who can help you to find out best how to exploit the event. The pleasant surroundings will ensure inspiration for intellectual exploration dialogue learning-partnerships and collaboration. The EDEN Fellow Awards and Young Scholar Awards will be presented during the reception.

bookwineBook and Wine event

EDEN continues the tradition of the Book and Wine event: at the end of the first day (14 June) the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience through short presentations.

Please contact the conference secretariat if you are interested to join as speaker. Everyone is welcome to listen and discuss over a glass of wine!

Conference Dinner

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The venue of the Conference Dinner will be the classical style Elite Stora Hotellet, one of the most beautiful buildings in Jönköping and with a central location along the southern shore of Lake Vättern.

Jönköping’s walking street passes right by the hotel, putting guests right in the midst of the city’s shopping, attractions and nightlife. Elite Stora Hotellet was built in the mid 1800’s and has been painstakingly renovated. Much of the hotel has been preserved in its original glory, including the Hall of Mirrors, which is one of Scandinavia’s most beautiful banquet halls.

Tours and other activities

For tours and activities in and around Jönköping, the Småland region, before or after the conference, please contact our conference partner Memu.

Selection of interesting workshops from the conference programme

  • How to Facilitate Diversity in Flexible Learning?
  • Digital Innovation in Cultural and Heritage Education.
  • How Relevant is Open Education for Refugees?
  • How to Conduct an Academic Chat via Twitter? – The #edenchat Case

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 Shaiffadzillah Omarali, Young Scholars’ Support awardee at the Oldenburg Research Workshop #EDENRW9, to find out why EDEN conferences are a great experience.


recognistionContributors, please remember…

that your papers, posters and training submissions are not only 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.

Get inspired by the Practice Initiative Award winners of 2016

Our established formal award schemes, such as the EDEN Fellow, Senior Fellow and Best Research Paper Awards were recently extended by the introduction of the Best Practice Initiative Award. This newly introduced award highlights and promotes best practices and encourages educational stakeholders to participate, share and collaborate.

Last year’s Best Practice Initiative Award winners at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference in Budapest were Nelson Ribeiro Jorge, Willem Frederik van Valkenburg and Sofia Dopper, from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands for their paper on The TU Delft Online Learning Experience: From Theory to Practice.

Conference programme

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

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.

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.

Visit the world’s only Match Museum

match museum

Jönköping was known for its matchstick industry between 1845-1970. The Match Musem in Jönköping is the world’s only. It is located in the beautiful building that once was the first match factory in Jönköping.

In the museum, living match history is told. Encounter the people and machines that built up the match industy and developed it into a global operation. You will find an exciting film and thousands of matchboxes and labels.

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

The call is closed, with eventual late submission requests please address the Conference Secretariat directly

Synergy and Training submissions:  30 April 2017

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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