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[xmca] Call for proposals to host ICLS2012
[apologies for cross-posting]
The International Society for the Learning Sciences (ISLS) invites
proposals from organizations interested in hosting the International
Conference of the Learning Sciences in 2012.
The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) series is
dedicated to the advancement of the sciences and practices of
learning, as they occur in schools, homes, workplaces and communities.
The series promotes emerging research across the entire spectrum of
the learning sciences, bringing together scholars from psychology,
cognitive science, educational psychology, computer science,
anthropology, sociology, information sciences, neurosciences,
education, design studies, instructional design, and other fields.
ICLS has been held biennially since 1996. The 2008 conference was held
in Utrecht, The Netherlands and the 2010 conference will be in June in
Chicago. Proposals for ICLS 2012 are being solicited from sites all
around the world. ISLS attempts to vary regional hosts so that the
ICLS conference is accessible to researchers throughout the
international learning sciences community. We particularly encourage
proposals from outside North America for 2012, but all proposals will
Preliminary proposal: Interested potential organizers are asked to
submit a preliminary proposal by February 22, 2010. The preliminary
proposal is a one-page letter of intent that should include a brief
statement of the proposed theme for the conference, a range of dates
that can be accommodated, strengths of the organizers, advantages of
the proposed hosting institution, benefits of the location, and any
special opportunities offered by the surrounding areas.
Full proposal: As many as 3 potential organizers may be invited to
submit a full proposal. Detailed guidelines for full proposals will be
provided by ISLS to those invited to submit a full proposal. A copy of
the completed proposal, together with a signed cover letter from the
local organizer(s) should be submitted by April 26, 2010.
The winning bid to host ICLS 2012 will be publicly announced at
ICLS2010, to be held 29 June – 2 July, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Interested organizations should submit preliminary proposals to
William Sandoval, ISLS Conference Committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Guidelines for proposals are available upon request. Please contact
Prof. Sandoval with any questions.
ISLS Conference Committee Chair
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
310.794.5431 (voice) 310.206.6293 (fax)
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