Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Learning 2.0 Conference. The conference will be held entirely online from August 20 - 24, 2012. There are five subject strands, and everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal.
Proposals will be accepted from July 25th - August 18, 2012. Proposals are reviewed in the order submitted, and earlier acceptance will give you the most flexibility in scheduling your presentation time during the conference. You may submit more than one proposal, but we will give priority to providing as many presenters the chance to present as possible, before accepting additional proposals from a particular presenter.
Your presentation proposal, once submitted, will be listed on the Classroom 2.0 / Learning 2.0 Conference website, with the opportunity for members of this network to view, comment on, and/or "like" your presentation proposal. This will give you and the other members of this site the chance to share ideas and to make connections before, during, and after the conference. Additionally, it will allow us to gauge the popularity of your topic or approach. It is our intention that all serious proposals be given the opportunity to be presented.
Final presentations should be at least 20 minutes in length, and all sessions must be completed (including Q&A) within one hour. All sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate (previously Elluminate/Wimba). Presenters will be responsible for familiarizing themselves with the web conferencing platform. We will send you recorded training information , as well as provide live training sessions where you can ask questions. To practice, you can also sign up for the Collaborate trial room. Information is at: http://www.WeCollaborate.com.
All presentations will be recorded and released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License. For more information, please visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). By submitting to present, you are agreeing to these terms.
Presentations are to be non-commercial. Interest in commercial sponsorship or presentations should be directed to Steve Hargadon at email@example.com.
How to Submit Your Proposal:
Please follow these instructions carefully. It is your responsibility to make sure your presentation proposal is submitted correctly. You must be signed up on the Classroom 2.0 network and logged in to submit your proposal.
1. VERY IMPORTANT: Join the conference presenters group to receive general emails for those who have submitted proposals.
2. Copy the following text (highlight and ctrl-c on your computer):
Your Name and Title:
School, Library, or Organization Name:
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Language in Which You Will Present:
Short Session Description (one line):
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
3. Click here to open a new forum discussion post.
4. Title your discussion post with the title of your proposed session.
5. Copy the template text (ctrl-v) into the body of the forum discussion post.
6. Fill in the session information according to the template. If you separate your answers with a blank line and bold the questions, it will make your proposal easier to read.
7. In the "Category" drop-down field, choose "Learning 2.0 Presentation Submissions and Waitlist"
8. In the tags field, use the strand tag code for the strand to which you are submitting your proposal. (Note if not entered correctly, your session will be invisible in searches. See the strand codes HERE under each strand title.)
9. Click the "Save" button
You are able to modify your proposal after it has been saved and up until the time of the close of submissions, which is August 18.
Proposal acceptances will be communicated on a first-come, first-served basis starting August 6 and ending August 18. If your proposal is accepted, you will be provided with the ability to schedule a presentation time that is convenient to your time zone and work schedule. Early submittals and acceptance will give you the most flexibility for scheduling your presentation. The final conference program will be available online August 18. The presenter and volunteer training page is HERE.