Just learned this news:
In place of the annual physical iEARN Conference and Youth Summit, the 18th Annual iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit will be held virtually from Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16, 2012 in conjunction with the third annual Global Education Conference. The collaboration between the iEARN Conference and the Global Education Conference will provide a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. This historic free week-long online event is expected to bring together thousands of educators and innovators from around the world, and will be held online using Blackboard Collaborate.
The Call for Proposals for the 2012 Global Education Conference and Virtual iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit will open next week, May 15th. While the final deadline for submissions is October 15, 2012, presenters will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis starting June 30, 2012.