[Deploying Sakai] Now Open! Call for Proposals for the Sakai Virtual Conference 2014

Neal Caidin neal.caidin at apereo.org
Wed Jul 16 05:13:11 PDT 2014

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Now Open! Call for Proposals for the Sakai Virtual Conference 2014

The theme of the conference is "Bridging Education with Technology." Be 
the bridgeby sharing your expertise with others!

You are invited to submit a proposal for the first ever Sakai Virtual 
Conference! The premise of the virtual conference is simple: An Online, 
Sakai Teaching and Learning focused conference to connect with 
colleagues across the globe and share stories and best practices. You 
can enjoy interaction with your peers in the Sakai community, all 
without leaving home!

We are actively seeking presenters who are knowledgeable about teaching 
with Sakai. You don't need to be a technical expert to share your 
experiences! Submit your proposal 
<http://virtconf.apereo.org/home/call-for-proposals>today! The deadline 
for submissions is August 22, 2014.

This online event will emphasize the use of Sakai for teaching and 
learning. The conference committee has planned the following 
tracks/session types:


    Faculty Course Showcase- Demonstrate exemplary instructional
    strategies and course design by showcasing your course.


    Instructional Design/Support - How do you support your end users?
      Share best practices for instructional design, training, and
    professional development at your institution.


    Effective or Innovative Practice- Are you using Sakai in a unique or
    uniquely effective way? Show us your innovative practice.


    Birds of a Feather- Lead an informal/unstructured online
    gathering/discussion about a topic of your choice.


    Student Experience Lightning Talks- Do you have some amazing student
    projects or perspectives you'd like to share? Nominate a student to
    provide a 5 minute presentation during a combined lightning talk


    Technical Session- Do you have a topic that would be of interest to
    Sakai developers or IT staff? Present on a technical topic "under
    the hood" of Sakai.

The Sakai Virtual Conference will take place entirely online on Friday, 
November 7. You'll make your presentation in a virtual "room," take live 
questions from the audience, and get the conference experience without 
the expense of travel. There will be opportunities for networking and 
informal discussions, as well as a chance to win prizes donated by our 

Help us make the inaugural Sakai Virtual Conference a great success!

We look forward to your proposal!



Ian Dolphin, Executive Director, Apereo Foundation

Neal Caidin, Sakai Community Coordinator, Apereo Foundation

Wilma Hodges, Sakai Virtual Conference 2014 Planning Committee Chair

Martin Ramsay, Sakai Virtual Conference 2014 Planning Committee Member
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