The ‘Edu-Socializing Seminar’

Date: June 12-13, 2012
Venue: Utrecht, the Netherlands

SURFnet, a non-profit “task organisation” forming part of SURF, the Dutch higher education and research partnership for ICT-driven innovation, is happy to announce the ‘Edu-Socializing Seminar’, to be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on June 12th and 13th.

Gadget and widget technology is gaining momentum in the Research and Educational community. Projects like the Role Project, Apache Rave, Sakai OAE and OpenConext implement and deploy these technologies, showcasing the possibilities and benefits of such loosely coupled and distributed environments. The projects address a wide variety of needs from within the community like, among others, personalized learning environments, mashing web and social content, distributed learning and online collaborations.

The event seeks to explore trends and foster these developments internationally, by bringing together experts from different fields into one event and joining them in a community. With interactive sessions the workshop wants to enable sharing of ideas and knowledge. At the same time the event wants to trigger new developments. With dedicated breakout sessions, common challenges can be addressed and solutions can be targeted.

If you are working within this area and would like to participate by presenting or challenging the other attendees, we welcome you contributions to the event. We kindly ask you to fill this out in the registration form or submit a proposal to of about 250 words in one of the following themes:

  • engaging collaboration;
  • distributed learning applications;
  • extending opensocial;
  • sharing gadgets and widgets

Please note that the organizing committee reserves the right to reject any proposal without further comment.While we will do our best to accommodate all who wish to attend, please keep in mind that space is limited. A registration fee of euro 115 is required to allow SURFnet to deal with the overhead of organizing the event as well as for the social events. You can register here. Registration and payment is handled by Amiando.

The event will be held at the SURFnet offices in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The location is easy to reach from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in approx. 30 min. For directions, please visit the SURFnet website. For booking a hotel, you can visit our hotelreservation-webpage. To keep in touch on Twitter, we will use the hashtag #ESUtrecht.

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