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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 be considered.

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 sandoval@gseis.ucla.edu . Guidelines for proposals are available upon request. Please contact Prof. Sandoval with any questions.

William Sandoval
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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