2011 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Register Now for the 18th Annual iEARN Conference and 15th Annual Youth Summit, July 17 – 23, 2011 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Each iEARN Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for educators, students, administrators, Ministry officials, non-profit, and corporate partners, to meet and discuss how they are using technology to build global understanding and enhance teaching and learning. The annual iEARN Conference and Youth Summit showcases educational technology activities, school partnerships, new Internet-based professional development tools, innovative curricula, and the collaborative efforts of youth and educators participating in the network. In addition to educator and youth led workshops, the six-day event also features cultural excursions, cultural nights, and presentations by Ministries of Education, businesses, and educational organizations eager to form partnerships with iEARN schools.
We encourage all who want to make their education programs more global, and who believe that students can make a difference in the world when they work together on collaborative online projects, to join this global gathering. 2011 marks iEARN's 23rd anniversary as an international network, and iEARN-Taiwan's 10th anniversary as a national organization.
Previous iEARN Conferences were held in Argentina (1994), Australia (1995), Hungary(1996), Spain (1997), USA (1998), Puerto Rico (1999), China (2000), South Africa (2001), Russia (2002), Japan(2003), Slovakia (2004), Senegal (2005), the Netherlands (2006), and Egypt (2007), Morocco (2008), and Canada (2010).
Conference and registration info can be found at: www.iearn2011.org
A discount is available to those who register before May 31, so take advantage of paying lower registration fees by submitting registration and payment early!
If you would like to submit a proposal for a workshop, poster session, or ICT demonstration session, please submit your proposal in the Session Application section under the Program tab of www.iearn2011.org. In order to apply for a workshop session, you must first register. Payment is not required upon registration.
At this year's iEARN Conference, in addition to general workshop presentations, there also will be an academic paper strand. Theoretical and practical papers enhancing environmental and international education inside and outside of schools are welcome. We also accept educational, technical articles and ready-to-use learning activities. Visit www.iearn2011.org -> Program -> Academic Paper for more information about the process for submitting an academic paper.
We look forward to seeing you in Taiwan in July!
Visit the conference website to learn more and register!
Conference news [updated April 25, 2011]!
468 people from 54 countries have registered: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Cameroon, Canada, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Orillas, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico,Russia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea, Spain(Pangea), Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia
Extensive cross-cultural activities for you to explore:
Taiwan conserves the most delicate components of the Chinese culture in addition to its aboriginal culture. iEARN Taiwan dedicates to provide you the most extensive opportunities to touch different aspects of Taiwan:
* Taiwanese Cultural Experience Workshops on Chinese knotting, Chinese paper cutting, Chinese Calligraphy as well as Chinese Kung Fu (Martial Arts).
* Diverse tour options including Formosa Aboriginal Culture Village Tour, Tainan Heritage Tour, Hakka Culture Tour, Lugang Township Tour, Taipei Chinese Culture Tour and Lotus Pond Tour.
* School-to-School Visit Program where 30 Taiwanese schools will receive the international conference participants for a 3-day FREE accommodation and school visit after the conference. Now we have 150 - 200 families waiting for your coming. The application will be opened soon!
Besides tasting the local culture, international participants also have chances to experience cultural diversity around the globe through static cultural stands as well as the vivid international cultural night and gala party.
- For those who need VISA application, please start the procedure as early as possible.
- For countries interested in performing at the cultural night, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each country has 5 minutes. Space is limited.
- Joining us on Facebook www.facebook.com/iEARN.2011.Taiwan to meet friends and receive updated news!