The purpose of the conference is to allow as many LINCS partners as possible
the opportunity to share their interests, plans and proposals for possible
LINCS research projects with each other and with the general academic and
corporate communities. The conference will also provide a national forum for
demonstrations and paper presentations on the newest developments in the area
of technology- based learning.
As the attached tentative schedule indicates, we are proposing that following
introductions and welcoming remarks, we divide up into five groups modelled
after the five major areas of socio-economic impact identified in the Letter of
Intent. Please give some consideration as to which general area might be the
most appropriate fit for how you envision your role as a partner in LINCS.
Also, please let us know which of the five concurrent sessions you would like
to participate in. We envision that during the concurrent sessions, each LINCS
partner will provide a short summary of research plans and interests. If you
would like to have your paper, research proposal or other relevant documents
provided to all LINCS partners, please submit them in advance and we will have
sufficient copies prepared for distribution to all delegates.
We hope that as many LINCS partners as possible will be able to join us in
Calgary. For those in the Toronto and Montreal areas unable to make the trip,
we are arranging to videoconference much of the day, including the morning
introductory session, the 1:00 p.m. plenary reports from the concurrent
sessions, the keynote address by Wiliam Graves, and the closing plenary
session, tentatively scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. local Calgary time (5:00
p.m. in Toronto and Montreal).
We will also have a videoconference studio available during the concurrent
sessions so that we can "drop in" to the Toronto and Montreal sites for more
informal and detailed discussion during the morning.
Please advise us as soon as possible if you are unable to make it to Calgary
but could attend the videoconference session in Toronto or Montreal, and we
will advise you as to the location (we are currently in the process of
confirming precise videconference studio sites in Toronto and Montreal).
The following is a tentative schedule for November 10:
Please contact the LINCS Conference Coordinator, Tim Buell, as soon as possible
to confirm your attendance and which night(s) you will be staying in Calgary.
We can make accommodation reservations for you at the Village Park Inn (close
to the University) for a preferred rate of $66.00 per night.
- 9:00 a.m.Welcoming Remarks and Introductions (Videoconference link)
- 9:30 a.m. Coffee and session organization
- 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions:
- 1) New Technology Mobilisation - Larry Katz, Session Co-ordinator
- 2) Employment - Brian Gaines, Session Co-ordinator
- 3) Cultural Understanding - Tim Buell, Session Co-ordinator
- 4) International Development - Bill Hunter, Session Co-ordinator
- 5) Commercialisation and New Ventures - Bob Schulz, Session
- 6) Videoconference studio link with Toronto and
Montreal (drop-in basis)
- 12:00 p.m. Luncheon (hosted by LINCS)
- 1:00 p.m. Plenary: Reports from Concurrent Sessions
- 2:00 p.m. Invited Address: Using Information Technology for Networked
Learning, Dr. William Graves, Associate Provost for Information
Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2:45 p.m. Coffee Break
- 3:00 p.m. Videoconference linkup with LINCS partners in Toronto and
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner break/free
- 7:30 p.m. Reception (hosted by Cooper Langford)
Please reply to: Tim Buell, Faculty of General Studies, SS 301, The
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4
Phone (403) 220-3493, Fax (403) 282-6716, firstname.lastname@example.org
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