2011 NMC Summer Conference
June 15, 2011 - June 18, 2011
Madison, Wisconsin hosted by University of Wisconsin - Madison
The NMC Summer Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting an audience of hundreds of highly skilled professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Save the dates now for what promises to be one of the best NMC Summer Conferences ever!
Every year, hundreds of educators, technologists, and learning enthusiasts gather to explore and discuss the integration of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry at the NMC Summer Conference. For 2011, the NMC Community will be the honored guests of the University of Wisconsin – Madison at the beautiful Monona Terrace Convention Center on June 14-18.
From the technologies that drive student engagement, to innovations in creating, sharing, and collaborating on information, to the devices and infrastructure that make it all possible, the NMC Summer Conference curriculum always attracts a wide range of attendees.
And, as the promise of technology becomes real for more and more institutions on a day-to-day basis, we are welcoming more people into the NMC Community and into our conversations about digital storytelling, the demands of the collaborative classroom, applications of innovations in the Arts and Sciences, and more.
Faculty in new media disciplines, mid- to upper-management personnel, and senior technologists at museums, colleges, and universities will continue to find the NMC Summer Conference one of the most relevant and engaging weeks of their year.
The gathering also serves as a unique opportunity for the NMC Community to come together in person to discuss the state of education and our roles as innovators. The passion we all share for learning and creative inquiry is unequalled by any other organization, and every June we relish the chance to reintroduce ourselves to each other and the work we are all doing to transform the lives of students and teachers.
The conference curriculum is spread across four main themes for 2011: Emerging Technologies, New Media and Learning, New Media and Leadership, and Tools and Techniques. With a wide range of speakers and sessions devoted to each, and the ability to engage depending on your own perspective, pace of adoption and understanding, the NMC Summer Conference is designed to offer something for technologists and educators at every level.
Changes for this year's NMC Summer Conference include the first event partnership with the Games+Learning+Society (GLS) 7.0 Conference, being hosted in Madison the same week. Select sessions of the GLS 7.0 Conference will be open to NMC Summer Conference attendees (more details to come).
Also new this year, the NMC Summer Conference is featuring special interest session pathways for attendees: a Digital Humanities Pathway, a Games Pathway, a K-12 Pathway, a Museum Pathway, a Production Pathway, and a Research Pathway. These pre-selected, highlighted sessions will feature speakers and panels with significance and relevance for anyone interested in the particular pathway.
Along with the always-popular Five Minutes of Fame, Poster and Interactive Sessions, an Art Show hosted by the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and the annual Center of Excellence Awards, the NMC will present the NMC Fellows Award to a very special individual, Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf. You dare not miss it.
Additional Preconference Workshops will be available June 15. And, the NMC Photo Safari will make a trek to the Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Preserve and beyond on June 14, with a hands-on Aperture computer lab on June 15. See all the particulars on the Summer Conference Program Page.
Join the annual gathering of the NMC Community and share your passions, your stories, your interests, and maybe some of your Salsa steps.
Register now, and invite your peers.
Online registration is available April 12, 2011 - May 10, 2011, closing at 11:59 PM Pacific Time of the end date. Late registration fees apply thereafter.
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Please note that student registration rates are only available to full-time students, who must call the NMC office for prior approval.
Registration Cancellations: Cancellations and refunds will only be accepted until May 10. After May 10, no refunds will be issued. You may send a substitution in your place for a $25 fee. Notifications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference registration rates include: Participation in all conference sessions (excluding any Preconference Workshops), continental breakfast (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), afternoon breaks (Thursday, Friday), lunch (Friday), Wednesday Opening Reception and Corporate Partner Showcase, Thursday Dinner and evening with music and dancing with GLS, and a conference t-shirt. Tickets to both the Wednesday Reception and Thursday Dinner, as well as the conference t-shirt that must be ordered in advance of the conference (cut-off dates will be noted on the registration form).