LINCS: Learning through Interactive Networked Collaboration and Simulation

LINCS Conference - University of Calgary - November 10, 1994


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.

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,

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