[xmca] whole bunch of international events

From: Peter Smagorinsky <smago who-is-at uga.edu>
Date: Wed Jun 20 2007 - 10:34:59 PDT

[2] Community News


The Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM), University of Technology,
Sydney, in association with The Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Research,
Victoria University, is conducting the 4th International Event Research
Conference and 2nd Education Symposium from the 11th - 13th July 2007 in
Melbourne. This event is designed with the needs of both practitioners and
researchers in mind, and draws on both groups in its selection of speakers,
panelists and workshop presenters. The theme of The Event Research
Conference is Re- Eventing the City: Events as Catalysts for Change. This
theme reflects the potential events have to impact upon the cities in which
they take place in a variety of ways. The Symposium Theme is Event
Management Education and Training: Pathways, Practices and Issues. Event
management education has evolved rapidly over the past few years, moving
from short how-to programs to diploma, degree and masters courses. The
Symposium seeks to address a range of matters associated with this rapid
transition and to contrast the Australian experience with that of selected
overseas countries. Further details about the event can be accessed on
www.acem.uts.edu.au <http://www.acem.uts.edu.au/> . Register on line at
Contact James Callander, Research Officer, Centre for Hospitality and
Tourism Research, Victoria University for further information on the
Conference and Symposium.


The Fifth International Literacy Conference (LITCON) 2007: "Literacy and
Citizenship: Pathways to Sustainable Education" will be held from the 25 -
27 July 2007 at the Bayview Hotel, Georgetown Penang, Malaysia. The
conference will allow for policy makers, administrators, parents, learners,
community activists, teachers and other practitioners to interact, network,
share findings and explore ideas and resources. For further information,
please contact Prof. Ambigapathy Pandian ambiga@usm.my or


The Annual Fall Conference for the Association for Educational Excellence
and Equity will be held at the Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in
Chicago, IL from October 25 ­ 27, 2007. This conference will address a range
of critically important themes relating to education today. Main speakers
will include some of the world's leading thinkers in the field of education,
such as Dr. Michael Apple, Dr. Joe Kincheloe, and Dr. Shirley Steinberg.
Numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations by researchers and
practitioners will also be featured during the conference. For more
information access our webpage at www.excellenceandequity.com
<http://www.excellenceandequity.com/> .



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topics. Perhaps there is a special topic of interest to you and your
colleagues in academia, the public schools or the like. Recent entries
address a range of topics from educational leadership to ethics in research.
Your comments are welcomed as well.


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[3] Learning Conference and Journal News

*CONFERENCE NEWS ­ http://www.Learning-Conference.com

* The 14th International Conference on Learning

Venue: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: 26-29 June 2007

This is a conference for any person with an interest in, and concern for,
education at any of its levels and in any of its forms, from early
childhood, to schools, to higher education and lifelong learning — and in
any of its sites, from home to school to university to workplace.

The conference will be opened by Graça Machel, a renowned international
advocate for women and children's rights and the wife of former South
African President, Nelson Mandela.

Main speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in the field
of education, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop
presentations by researchers and practitioners.

Main speakers include:

- Graça Machel: President of the Foundation for Community Development, a not
for profit organisation founded in 1994. FDC makes grants to civil society
organisations to strengthen communities, facilitate social and economic
justice and assist in the reconstruction and development of post war

Mrs. Machel has gained international recognition for her achievements. Her
many awards include the Laureate of Africa Prize for Leadership for the
Sustainable End of Hunger from the Hunger Project in 1992 and the Nansen
Medal in recognition of her contribution to the welfare of refugee children
in 1995. She has received the Inter Press Service’s (IPS) International
Achievement Award for her work on behalf of children internationally, the
Africare Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award and the North-South Prize
of the Council of Europe, amongst others.

- Suresh Canagarajah: Teaches postcolonial literature, Great Works in
Literature, ESL, and composition at the City University of New York.

- Hilary Janks: Taught at Wits since 1977 and was instrumental in the
establishment of Applied English Language Studies, now in the Wits School of
Education. She also has an adjunct Professorship at the University of South

- Crain Soudien: Professor in, and currently the Director of, the School of
Education at the University of Cape Town.

- Jonathan D. Jansen: Dean of Education at the University of Pretoria and as
Vice President of the Academy of Science of South Africa.

- Mary Kalantzis: Dean of the College of Education and Professor of
Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of
Illinois Urbana Campaign.

- Bill Cope: Research Professor in the Department of Educational Policy
Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA and Director of
Common Ground Publishing.

- Lizanne DeStefano: Professor of Educational Psychology, Associate Dean for
Research, and Director of the Bureau of Educational Research at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

- Emilia Potenza: Curator and Education Manager at the Apartheid Museum in

- Salim Vally: Senior Researcher/Lecturer at the Education Policy Unit,
School of Education, University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.


Conference Dinner
The conference dinner will be held at moyo Melrose Arch on the evening of
Wednesday 27th June, and the $AU75 price includes beverages during dinner
with local entertainment.

Venue Location: moyo Melrose Arch, Shop 5 The High Street, Melrose Arch,
Johannesburg, South Africa

Map to Venue: moyo Melrose Arch http://www.moyo.co.za/melrose_map.html.

moyo - a loose translation of the Swahili word for soul...
moyo world: an intricate fusion of African flavors, textures, sights, sounds
and smells, creating the greatest feeling of all: expectation.
Conference Tours
The 2007 Learning Conference organisers are offering five pre- and
post-conference tours on Monday 25th and Saturday 30th of June, at times
noted below.
Tour 1: Siyaya Soweto (9am to 1pm) $AU80 Tour 2: Apartheid Museum (2pm to
5pm) $AU60
Market Theatre - Laager Theatre Tuesday, June 26th
Celebrated South African writer Athol Fugard continues his love affair with
the Karoo in his latest play, Victory, starting soon at the Market Theatre.
In Victory he examines the realities of a world robbed of hope, existing at
the mercy of senseless violence and drug abuse. In this dark and insightful
drama, three characters investigate the unfulfilled promises laid down by
the wealthy and white, and the subsequent desperation and disappointment
experienced by South Africa's youth.
The Baxter Theatre Centre's resident director, Lara Foot Newton, directs
this evocative tale of profound honesty and realism with a cast of three led
by veteran actor Cobus Rossouw, together with Ameera Patel and Wayne van
Rooyen. Award-winners Jaco Bouwer is responsible for design and Mannie Manim
for lighting.
Market Theatre - Main Theatre Tuesday, June 26th
GHOEMA, the multi-award winning musical revue that celebrates and explores
our musical heritage, will be performed at the Market Theatre in
Johannesburg. Nominated for seven Fleur du Cap awards in six categories in
2006, this dynamic show scooped three awards for Best Costume and Prop
Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Set Design. At the 2007 Naledi Awards
in Johannesburg, GHOEMA received a further three awards, for Best
Choreography, Best Musical Direction and Best Musical Production. It is the
most recent and also the last creation by two icons in the South African
music industry, David Kramer and Taliep Petersen whose work (District Six,
Fairyland, Crooners, Poison, Klop Klop and Kat And The Kings) has been
performed to audiences locally and abroad, since the late 1980's. Taliep,
who was in the audience nightly during GHOEMA'S very brief run in
Johannesburg last year, was murdered in December 2006 and this return season
will be performed in his memory.
Delving deep into early South African history at the Cape, GHOEMA explores
the roots of slave music as far back as the heyday of the mighty Dutch East
Indian Company, which had an enormous influence on the lives of all people
under its rule. The slaves that the Company brought to the Cape from
countries as far away as Indonesia, India, Madagascar, East Africa and Java
had an enormous impact on the settlement at the Cape. They influenced a
cross-pollination of lifestyles, music, language and culture between
themselves, the indigenous people, the Dutch and other European settlers.

Please note, more extensive biographical notes of main speakers can be
viewed online at http://l07.cgpublisher.com/main_speakers.html.

Program details available at: http://l07.cgpublisher.com/program.html.

Explore the Conference Activities and Extras:

Presentations which have been accepted for inclusion in the conference
program can be viewed at

Further details can be found on the conference website at:


*JOURNAL NEWS ­ http://www.Learning-Journal.com*

(www.Learning-Journal.com <http://www.learning-journal.com/> )

Complimentary Journal Subscription

As part of your Learning Conference registration fee you are provided with a
complimentary personal subscription to all papers published in the
International Journal of Learning. The duration of this access period is
from the time you register for the conference until one year after the end
date of the conference. To view articles, login at www.Learning-Journal.com
<http://www.learning-journal.com/> with your CGPublisher username and
password. You will then be able to download the articles in PDF format to
your computer. If you have lost or forgotten your login details select
'Forgot your login' to request a new password.

Information on library subscriptions can be found at:
www.Learning-Journal.com <http://www.learning-journal.com/> .

LEARNING JOURNAL Volume 14 (2007)

Paper submissions are open for Volume 14 of the Journal. Submission
guidelines can be found at http://l07.cgpublisher.com/publish.html. You will
first need to submit a conference proposal, please see details at

Pre-conference refereeing is well underway and many authors have already
received their referee results. There are still a small number of papers
requiring reports. If you are requested to referee please submit your report
by the requested due date in order to assist in finalizing pre-conference
double-blind refereeing. We appreciate the participation of all requested

If you would like to referee papers please email
cg-support@commongroundpublishing.com and provide a short resume and
research interests and, if we have any appropriate papers, we will contact
you. Referees will be credited as Associate Editors for the volume of the
Journal in which they have contributed (although, of course, the particular
papers they refereed will not be identified).

Paper submissions are open for one-way blind refereeing. Presenters
attending the conference may prefer to submit their paper after the
conference presentation to include any feedback resulting from their
session. The due date for submissions is 29 July 2007.


Learning Symposium 2007

For those attending the upcoming e-Learning Symposium to be held 9-11
December 2007 paper submissions are now open. The deadline for double-blind
pre-conference refereeing paper submission is 9 September 2007.

Submission guidelines can be found at
You will first need to submit a conference proposal, please see details at
http://ls7.cgpublisher.com/proposal_entry_intro. Once you receive
notification that your proposal has been accepted you will be able to upload
your full paper for refereeing.


LEARNING JOURNAL Volume 13 (2006)

There are now 11 published issues available at www.Learning-Journal.com
<http://www.learning-journal.com/> .

Papers resulting from the eLearning Symposium held 3-5 December 2006 will
form issue number 12, Volume 13. Authors will be notified once their paper
has been published.


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