A few conferences….

Here’s a few ideas for your 2006 calendar – no particular order or priority or whatever…they have just attracted my attention for some reason or other and…here they are:

Wikis, Blogs, RSS and Podcasting
beginning 16 January, 2006
The IEEE Education Society’s Online Distinguished Lecture Series will be making its next presentation in mid-January. The presentation is asynchronous – this presentation will be made using PowerPoint with voice-over.
The speaker will be Burks Oakley II, Associate Vice President for Academic
Affairs and Director of University of Illinois Online at the University of
Illinois USA.
The full presentation will available beginning January 16. But the
presentation’s ‘Introduction’ podcast is already available.
Presentation 2:  RSS – Will be available 19 January 2006
Presentation 3:  Podcasting – Will be available 23 January 2006
Presentation 4:  Wikis – Will be available 26 January 2006
Real-Time Discussion – 30 January 2006 – 2:00 pm Central Time US

Wellington, New Zealand
17 – 18 March 2005
Call for papers closes 31 January, 2006

Education Research Students Conference
"Conversations on the Research Journey"
17 – 18 March 2006
University of Technology, Sydney
Kuring-gai campus

Keynote opening speaker:
Susan Groundwater-Smith – Adjunct Professor, UTS Faculty of Education
Plus Faculty students, staff & visiting speakers

Deadline for abstracts: 17 February 2006
More information and abstracts to: Renata.Atkin@uts.edu.au

AITD (Australian Institute for Training & Development)
"Next wave in learning & development"
6 – 7 April 2006
The conference theme is "The next wave in e-Learning"and will examine the radical changes in the learning landscape and emerging developments.
The AITD annual awards night will also be held at the same time.

DEANZ Conference 2006
3-5 July 2006
Auckland, New Zealand

"Enabling E-Learning Approaches in C21"
Reviewed Papers: 10 February 2006 (Extended)
Non-reviewed Papers: 31 March 2006 (Submission of abstract)
Posters: 31 March 2006
PS. I have to grin (just a little) the submissions are emailed plus a hard copy needs to be posted..including a copy on a 3.5 Floppy disk….ummm..sorry, but I don’t even have a computer with a floppy drive any more…!

7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education & Training
10 – 13 July 2006
Sydney – Australia
The ITHET 2006 Seventh Annual Conference will bring together people from higher education and industry to explore responses in higher education and training to the convergence of current technologies and the accompanying transformation in how we communicate and access information. The power and sophistication of communication and information technologies continues to grow rapidly even as they become cheaper and faster.

First round paper submissions: 17th January, 2006
Second round: 28th February , 2006