2012 Virtual iEARN Conference and Youth Summit

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In place of the annual physical iEARN Conference and Youth Summit, the 19th Annual iEARN International Conference and 19th Annual Youth Summit will be held virtually from Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16, 2012 in conjunction with the third annual Global Education Conference. Sessions will be held in multiple time zones and multiple languages over the five days.

This historic free week-long online event brought together thousands of educators and innovators from around the world, and was held online using Blackboard Collaborate.  It wasalso in conjunction with International Education Week, sponsored by the US Departments of State and Education.

The conference seeks to present ideas, examples, and collaborative projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real–world problems. Through this event, attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world. Participants are encouraged to learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic opportunities within a global context!

Starting in 1994, the annual iEARN Conference has been traditionally a physical event, held in a different country every year. Through this innovative partnership with the Global Education Conference, participation in the combined conference will potentially enable tens of thousands of educators and youth to engage in interaction and sharing on an unprecedented level.  

The 2012 Virtual iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit will be organized by a committee made up of iEARN coordinators from Canada, Kenya, the USA, and members of the global iEARN Assembly's Executive Council. 

Join us in November 2012 for the Virtual iEARN Conference and Youth Summit, and start planning now for the 2013 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit, to be hosted by iEARN-Qatar