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  • June 28, 2015 -  Global Education Day at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE), Philadelphia, PA USA 
  • June 28, 2015 -  The Call for Proposals opens
  • August 1, 2015 -  Rolling session acceptances begin  
  • September 17, 2015 - Global Collaboration Day
  • November 1 - Proposals due for the 2015 Global Education Conference
  • November 16 - November 19, 2015  Conference Week


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Your Name and Title: Paris Bermudes and Alice Greene

School, Library, or Organization Name: Martha's Vineyard Regional High School

Country from Which You Will Present: USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience: Women from ages 15 to 26 of all cultures

Short Session Description: 

We are interested in the concerns of young women after high school or entering a new transition in life

Full Session Description:

What are the concerns of women of the ages 15 to 26 facing adulthood? What are the needs and wants, expectations of yourself and of those around you? How important are education, family, commerce, and the pursuit of personal interests allowed to be for you and whoever influences you? (please feel free to elaborate on what personal interests you would spend more time doing if you could)

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Thank you so much for your session proposal for the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit! We're please to let you know that your submission has been accepted! Your proposal is now in the "Youth Summit accepted proposals" list on the website. Here are some important tasks for you.

1. Because we have sessions being presented from all different time zones, as a speaker you actually schedule your own session time at This allows you to see the available slots and to pick something that works within your time zone, work schedule, or other constraints. We're quite proud of how this works, as it is one of the benefits of a virtual conference, but if you should fun into any difficulties finding a time that works for you, email a conference coordinator directly (

We encourage you to do this quickly, as proposals are being reviewed in the order in which they were submitted, so your priority for selecting a session time depends on you scheduling right away. When you do select you time, be sure that the scheduling system has the correct time zone for you!
To schedule your session, you should open to your presentation proposal (you can do a search on your name to find it, or click on "My Page" in the top menu and then click on the "discussion" link on the left side to find it). Open the session booking link from above in another tab. You will find it easiest to copy the information from one to the other rather than re-type it. Once completed, you will receive an email confirmation of your booking.

2. As a presenter, you need to make sure you are a member of the conference "presenters group" on the network website. Most of our announcements to speakers will be sent to the members of this group, so as not to email all site members. Join the group (or check to make sure you're already a member) at

3. Presenters are responsible for knowing how to use Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). We will have a cadre of volunteers on hand during the conference to help with any issues, but you need to go through the moderator training for Collaborate if you are not a seasoned user. There will be a variety of training resources at the GEC Collaborate website, and we email the speakers group in some weeks alerting you to actual live training sessions.

Again, we are so delighted to have you participating in the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit. Thank you!


iEARN Youth Summit Planning Committee


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