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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Conference News and Registration Open
Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015
Interactive Session Formats
The Conference Programme will combine traditional presentation elements with interactive formats, such as research speed dating sessions and homegroups. These formats support in-depth discussions around the presentations (speed dating) and provide opportunity to exchange views about the keynote presentations (homegroups). More information, including the notification of authors about the type of session they are invited to, will be circulated soon.
Synergy Submission Deadline: 31 March
Take advantage of this special format and the prospect of meeting fellow project managers and researchers and share and discuss your EU projects and initiatives – preferably that display thematic cross sections with the Conference Themes – with your peers in the frame of the Synergy Strand.
If your initiative is not mature enough to be presented as a comprehensive research paper but has potential for development and could benefit from peer discussion and networking, we highly recommend you to submit in this category.
The short pre-formatted introductions will be published in the Creative Commons licensed Book of Projects.
Last year’s #EDENRW8 – EDEN Research Workshop Rapporteur Tony Bates invited keynote speakers Pierre Dillenbourg and Cristobal Cobo to reflect on three key questions related to the MOOC and OER related hot topics of recent years’ debates. Martin Weller, keynote speaker at the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference in Barcelona touches on the same issues in his upcoming pre-conference interview.
The EDEN Secretariat administers the registrations of prospective conference participants.
Registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, 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. More details about the registration and the offered discounts can be found on the Conference website.
All attendees (presenters or audience) are expected to register by completing the form and arranging their respective payments.
Enhancing the Conference Experience
The 2015 ePortfolio & Identity Conference (ePIC) will be organised just before the EDEN Annual Conference, at the same venue, Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel on 8-10 June. A joint day on 10th will facilitate networking and experience sharing of the two events’ audiences. A 85 € discount is offered for delegates (except for young scholars) registering to both events. For additional information, please consult the Conference Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UOC is organizing a pre-conference workshop on Ed-Tech Research Publishing Round Table: International trends, Impacts and Opportunities. Online journal editors from several continents will participate in the debate that will take place on June 9th, and will discuss the challenges faced by open e-journals in the expanding landscape of e-learning. Attendance is free and open to EDEN 2015 Conference participants, although registration will be necessary due to space limitations. More details will be posted soon.
Have fun! – Social Events
Welcome Reception and
EDEN Fellow Award
Book & Wine Event
9 June: with castells (human tower) performance,
Centre Cultural el Born
10 June: A tradition of the EDEN Conferences is that in the end of the first day the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience by short presentations.
Please contact Ama Auvinen if you are interested to join as speaker.
Conference Dinner and
EDEN Best Research Paper Award
- Tweet screen
- Graphic artist’s reflections on the plenary sessions
- The medium is the massage – solving challenges in the use of social media with reflexology
- UOC Alumni – Corporations workshop
- Best Poster voting – Audience Award
- Message Board for networking
11 June: dinner with entertainment
Royal Palace of Pedralbes
To book your place for the Dinner, please fill in the relevant section of the Online Registration Form.
Follow and use our #EDEN15 hashtag and prepare to join the Community face to face in the inspiring city of Barcelona!
EDEN is offering sponsorship packages linked to the event, including extended opportunities:
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