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July 22, 2017

Join Us In Person Or Online July 25-27

Note this practitioner focused conference.

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Online and distance educators:
Participate from anywhere
Can’t make it to Madison? Register for the virtual conference to watch keynote speeches from the comfort of your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You also get access to nearly 20 other presentations about online education.
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Walk‑in registration available
Come to the conference and register when you arrive.
Online registration closes at noon on Friday, July 21.
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Get ready for a fantastic finale
Have you heard what’s in store for the conference finale? We won’t spill all of the beans, but here’s a taste:

  • Topflight speakers glimpsing the future of online education
  • Lively chats about new online teaching tactics, game‑changing learning technologies, and more
  • Delicious dessert

You’ll leave the conference energized, motivated, and ready to apply what you’ve learned!

Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kimary.peterson@wisc.edu • 608‑265‑4159
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July 21, 2017

Register Now For The World Conference On Online Learning / Inscrivez-Vous Pour La Conferénce Mondiale Sur L’Apprentissage En Ligne

A reminder of this Canadian conference.

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AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FROM THE ONLINE AND DISTANCE LEARNING COMMUNITY

600+ Submissions – 900+ Authors – 56 Countries!

The world online and distance learning community from around the world is converging to Toronto in huge numbers. As of June 30, 2017, when the Call for Proposals closed, 900+ leading faculty, instructors and researchers from 56 countries made 600+ submissions to present at the World Conference on Online Learning – ICDE 2017, organized and hosted by Contact North I Contact Nord.

Visit the Presenters page on the World Conference website for information on a selection of presenters whose submissions are approved. New presenters are added regularly so check back often. Full story

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Who’s Coming to the World Conference?
We are expecting 1,000+ faculty and instructors, practitioners, experts, instructional technology and media professionals, training providers, researchers, consultants, start-ups, policy makers, academic decision-makers and educational technology industry leaders from 95 countries to attend the World Conference, representing higher education institutions, governments and the private sector. Full Story
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Book Your Accommodations Now!
We are expecting the World Conference to be a sellout. Book your hotel accommodations as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities
We have both sponsor positions and exhibitor booths still available for interested companies and organizations. Visit our website for full details on packages available or contact Chuck Nervick at 416-512-8186 x 227 for details.
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Canadian Visa and Travel Document Requirements
Non-residents of Canada are strongly encouraged to consult the Government of Canada’s requirements for Visas and other travel document. Letters of invitation for prospective delegates to attend the World Conference are available upon request. Full Story. Full story
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UNE RÉPONSE REMARQUABLE DE LA COMMUNAUTÉ DE L’APPRENTISSAGE EN LIGNE ET À DISTANCE 

Plus de 600 soumissions – Plus de 900 auteures et auteurs – 56 pays!

La communauté de l’apprentissage en ligne et à distance à travers le monde convergent vers Toronto en très grands nombres. À la date de la fermeture de l’Appel de propositions le 30 juin 2017, plus de 900 membres du personnel enseignant et de formation et chercheures et chercheurs de 56 pays de premier plan ont envoyé plus de 600 soumissions aux fins de leur présentation à la Conférence mondiale sur l’apprentissage en ligne – ICDE 2017, organisée et animée par Contact North I Contact Nord.

Nous vous invitons à visiter la page des présentatrices et présentateurs sur le site Web de la Conférence mondiale afin d’obtenir des renseignements sur une sélection de présentatrices et présentateurs dont les soumissions ont été approuvées. Nous vous suggérons de consulter cette page souvent, car d’autres présentatrices et présentateurs sont ajoutés régulièrement. Lire l’histoire complète

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Quelles sont les personnes qui assisteront à la Conférence mondiale?
Nous prévoyons d’accueillir à la Conférence mondiale plus de 1 000 membres du personnel enseignant et de formation, praticiennes et praticiens, spécialistes, professionnelles et professionnels de la technologie pédagogique et des médias, fournisseurs de formation, chercheures et chercheuses, consultants, entreprises en démarrage, décideurs de politiques et leaders du secteur de la technologie pédagogique de 95 pays, qui représentent des établissements d’éducation supérieure, des gouvernements et le secteur privé.. Lire l’histoire complète
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Réservez votre hébergement maintenant!
Nous prévoyons que la Conférence mondiale sera à guichet fermé. Il vaut donc mieux de faire votre réservation d’hôtel dès que possible pour ne pas être déçu. Lire l’histoire complète
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Les possibilités de parrainage et d’exposition
Nous avons encore des postes de parrainage et des stands d’exposition disponibles pour les compagnies et les organisations intéressées. Pour connaître tous les détails des forfaits offerts, veuillez visiter notre site Web ou communiquer avec Chuck Nervick au 416-512-8186, poste 227. Lire l’histoire complète
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Les exigences canadiennes relativement aux visas et aux documents de voyage
Nous encourageons fortement les personnes, qui ne résident pas au Canada, à consulter les exigences du gouvernement du Canada en matière de visas et d’autres documents de voyage. Des lettres d’invitation pour les déléguées et les délégués éventuels pour assister à la Conférence mondiale sont disponibles sur demande. Lire l’histoire complète
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July 11, 2017

iNACOL Symposium 2017 | Early-Bird Registration Discounts End July 13, 2017

And from the neo-liberals.

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Dear Colleagues,

Only three days remain to take advantage of early-bird registration discounts for the iNACOL Symposium. The discounted rate ends on July 13, 2017. Register to attend the iNACOL Symposium today. 

Take advantage of early-bird registration discounts to attend the iNACOL Symposium onOctober 23-25, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Attendee registration is now open and early-bird registration discounts are available until July 13, 2017.

Don’t miss out on early-bird pricing discounts. Register to attend the iNACOL Symposium today.

Share with your colleagues and networks on Twitter:

  • Register for #iNACOL17 w/ early-bird pricing thru 7/13. Exploring #CBE, #PL, #online and #blended learning: http://ow.ly/10peTP @nacol
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Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando.

About the iNACOL Symposium

The iNACOL Symposium is the premier learning conference for those advancing powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences and shaping the future of K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. On October 23-25, 2017, iNACOL’s annual conference will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of powerful, personalized learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world, including leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field. Attendees will find invaluable networking opportunities; access to expertise, analysis, the latest trends and research; and thought-provoking interactive sessions for leaders shaping the future of education. The Symposium includes hundreds of engaging interactive sessions, with tags to guide attendees toward highly relevant professional learning opportunities. Learn more on the iNACOL Symposium website.

About iNACOL 

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebookconnect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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Six Days Left To Win Free Conference Registration

An important reminder from this practitioner-focused conference from yesterday.

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Online and distance educators:
Register now and you could win free attendance in 2018
Register for the 2017 Distance Teaching & Learning Conference by July 15, and you’ll be entered to win free registration to the 2018 conference. That’s more than $600 worth of learning opportunities, networking events, and conversations about the next big ideas in online education.
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It’s easy to drive to the conference. Learn more >

Extend your learning
Get as much as possible out of the conference by adding one of the following during registration:

Experience the conference from anywhere
Can’t attend in person? Join us from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Just select virtual conference during registration.
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Michelle Weise
Michelle R. Weise
Innovation
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Nick Floro
Connection
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Richard J. Davidson
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June 30, 2017

iNACOL Symposium 2017 | Early-Bird Registration Discounts End July 13, 2017

And from the neo-liberals…

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iNACOL Symposium 2017 - Transforming Systems + Changing Lives - October 15-18, 2017 Charlotte, North Carolina

Dear Colleagues,

Only two weeks remain to take advantage of early-bird registration discounts for the iNACOL Symposium. The discounted rate ends on July 13, 2017. Register to attend the iNACOL Symposium today. 

Take advantage of early-bird registration discounts (before the end of this year’s fiscal year) to attend the iNACOL Symposium on October 23-25, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Attendee registration is now open and early-bird registration discounts are available until July 13, 2017.

Don’t miss out on early-bird pricing discounts. Register to attend the iNACOL Symposium today.

Share with your colleagues and networks on Twitter:

  • Register for #iNACOL17 w/ early-bird pricing thru 7/13. Exploring #CBE, #PL, #online and #blended learning: http://ow.ly/10peTP @nacol
  • Early discount to register #inacol17 in FL. Theme: “Personalizing Learning: #Equity, Access, Quality” http://ow.ly/10peTP @nacol

For more information about the iNACOL Symposium, see:

Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando.

About the iNACOL Symposium

The iNACOL Symposium is the premier learning conference for those advancing powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences and shaping the future of K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. On October 23-25, 2017, iNACOL’s annual conference will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of powerful, personalized learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world, including leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field. Attendees will find invaluable networking opportunities; access to expertise, analysis, the latest trends and research; and thought-provoking interactive sessions for leaders shaping the future of education. The Symposium includes hundreds of engaging interactive sessions, with tags to guide attendees toward highly relevant professional learning opportunities. Learn more on the iNACOL Symposium website.

About iNACOL 

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our website, like us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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