The first September issue of our ICDE World Conference Newsletter introduces you to our co-Moderators for November’s major international event and profiles another invited plenary speaker. In this issue we share news that Professor George Siemens will give the final keynote address on Thursday 7th November as we reflect on the conference theme, and related big questions, in looking towards the future. George is well known internationally for this work in the area of online education and is generally regarded as one of the world’s leading “big picture” thought leaders in terms of new learning futures.
The latest newsletter also makes the case why you need to be in Dublin in November in order to help shape the future of online education. Set against the wider backdrop of the conference theme of “Transforming Lives and Societies” and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDS), the newsletter explains why your contribution is important as we seek to harness both individual expertise and collective experience of participants to help envision better futures–for all.
This week’s conference newsletter reminds people about the special cohort instance of the micro-course “Open Education, Copyright and Open Licensing in a Digital World” that thanks to the the OER Foundation is freely available to all ICDE World Conference registered participants. It also provides further details on Innovations in Training (IIT) Dublin which, in partnership with the US-based Training Magazine, begins immediately after the conference.Finally, we spotlight another of our major sponsors (Catalyst IT), offer more of a taste of Ireland, and provide a useful update for authors ahead of sharing our more detailed presenter guidelines. We also share information about our forthcoming webinar at 10:00am (IST) on Friday 20th September which is designed to offer suggestions and answer questions about the requirements of your presentation. The webinar, which can be accessed through the following Zoom meeting room, will also be recorded and repeated depending on the level of demand.