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.
The second annual Global Education Conference is a week-long, and free, event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. The conference features sessions and keynote addresses to inspire global connections, projects, ideas, and action in an increasingly connected world — and it takes place next week! By the way, Steve Hargadon is the Founder and Co-Chair of this conference; the other Co-Chair is Midwest Education Technology Conference Featured Speaker Lucy Gray.
The Global Education Conference will be streamed live online November 14-18, 2011. The entire conference will be held online for free using the Blackboard Collaborate platform. See session descriptions, forum discussions, and session calendars- one for each of the world’s 36 time zones- at globaleducationconference.com.
Keynote addresses this year will be given by thought leaders like Alan November, Chris Dede, Howard Gardner, Fernando Reimers, and Esther Wojcicki. Also, don’t forget to follow the conference on Twitter (@GlobalEdCon). Conference related tweets will be aggregated using the hashtag #GlobalEd11.