This looks like fun! On online conference, free (but requires registration) partly wiki based, with synchronous and asynchronous discussions. Here’s the invitation from co-organiser Tony Karrer (via Saul Carliner):
“I just wanted to make you aware of a conference that I’m helping George Siemens to organize – Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations – Nov. 15 – 20, 2007. There is no formal marketing effort for the conference – purely word of mouth. But I wanted to make sure that I alerted folks who I thought might have interest.
The conference will be held fully online (with live presentations and asynchronous discussions). There’s an exceptional group of speakers/discussion leaders including:
Donald H. Taylor
George Siemens, and
Conference details are still coming together. Stay tuned to the Wiki for details and go to the registration page to register and sign up for the newsletter to get updates.
In fact, part of the fun of the conference is that it will be a blend of a traditional conference with notable speakers, an unconference with discussion sessions based purely on the interests and questions of attendees, online discussion, etc. We’ve tried to take into account some of the main ideas from better conferences. What’s interesting is that many of the ideas are easier to implement for an online conference. The conference is free, registration is required. Duke Corporate Education and TechEmpower are sponsoring and assisting in organizing the event.
It’s an exciting opportunity to discuss current trends and innovations in corporate training environments around the world… If you have thoughts or ideas on what would make this a great event, please provide ideas. I’ve posted a blog post around this as well: http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2007/10/free-online-conference-corporate.html
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