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We're gearing up for our third annual online conference to take place November 12 - 16, 2012! Below are a few quick links to information about our forthcoming event held in partnership with the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN).

Global Education Conference

iEARN Annual Conference & Youth Summit


Proposals will be accepted through mid-October, and we're still seeking International Advisory Board members and partner organizations. Non-profits, including schools, can become partners with us at no cost in order to help spread the word about the conference. For profit groups can contact GEC co-chair Steve Hargadon (hargadon@gmail.com) about sponsorship opportunities.



If you would like to serve on the International Advisory Board, we are holding our second set of meetings this month. Choose ONE of the three virtual meetings scheduled if you would like to participate. Time zone conversion information is listed with each event. All meetings take place online using the Blackboard Collaborate platform and will be recorded for later viewing.


August 12th (1 PM GMT-5)

August 13th (8 AM GMT-5)

August 14th ( 8PM GMT-5)


The following informal virtual drop in help sessions have been scheduled for GEC members who may have questions about the 2012 Global Education Conference. Please visit our Blackboard Collaborate meeting room to ask questions about how the conference works and the proposal process. GEC International Advisory Board Leadership Team members will be available during these designated times to provide support for getting involved. Please note that these sessions are not training sessions for using Blackboard Collaborate; training dates will be announced in September. Again, time zone information is listed with each event. We recommend using http://timeanddate.com for conversion purposes. 

August 15 ( 11 AM  UTC-5)

August 19 ( 10 AM UTC-5)

August 24 (11 AM UTC-5)

August 26 (10 AM UTC-5)

August 27 ( 9 PM UTC-5)

August 29 (9 PM UTC-5)


In the United States, August is Connected Educator Month and educators from all over the world are welcome to join in a slew of online professional development activities sponsored by a variety of organizations. GEC Co-Chair Steve Hargadon has been an active member of the planning committee for this month long extravaganza, and he will be interviewing a panel of GEC members TODAY, August 3 at 5 PM ET (UTC-4) about connected education around the world. Panelists include Vicki Davis, Ed Gragert, Lucy Gray, Julie Lindsay, and Anne Mirtschin. Steve Hargadon will moderate. For additional details, please check out the Connected Educator Month Calendar.


Recent discussion forum posts that may be of interest to GEC members include the following:

That's all the news that fit to post!

Lucy Gray

GEC Co-Chair




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Hola me llamo Mada y no sé si mi propuesta de conferencia está aceptada y si es que sí, ¿cuándo tengo que exponer?. Mi ponencia lleva por título: Radio Solidaria Amiga, online.

Gracias Lucy.

Hola Lucy, creo que ya está bien lo he cambiado como me has dicho. Muchas gracias por su ayuda.



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