THE PLE CONFERENCE Newsletter – 3rd Edition No. 3, June/July 2010
This newsletter provides you with the latest updates on THE PLE CONFERENCE event
THE PLE CONFERENCE 2010
Cornellà // Barcelona //July 8-9 2010
Hashtag for Twitter and Weblogs: #PLE_BCN
|1. The PLE Conference Programme.|
|The PLE_BCN Conference Programme is ready now! Incredible but true!
Oh well, it’s a “perpetual beta” anyway … and can be found here.
We have a FREE pre-conference workshop: the European ROLE project. Programme is here!
|More about the ROLE workshop: http://www.role-project.eu/?p=335
More about LIVE radio: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=46907374852
|2. Keynotes or UnKeynotes? That’s the question!|
|As you might be aware, we have challenged our keynote speakers – Graham Attwell, Alec Couros, Jordi Adell & Ismael Peña-López – to
abandon the traditional keynote format in favour of a more interactive
presentation which would both match their personality (and content) and
involve the audience actively. They all responded positively and are
enthusiastically working on it.
How will the unKeynote format look like? Graham Attwell writes:
“In keeping with the theme of the conference
So, as you see the Keynotes are asking for a
|Graham Attwell http://pleconference.crowdvine.com/posts/11756623
|3. Sessions & Workshops – The Choice is Yours!|
|Although most of the sessions will be in English, the keynote on
Thursday will have simultaneous interpretation to Spanish. There will
also be three sessions of presentations in Spanish: one on Thursday
(Session 1, 10:15 – 11:30) and two on Friday; the first one is (Session 24, 12:00 – 13:15) and the second one is the Pecha Kucha session (Session 26, 14:30 – 15:45)
The session chairs should have already contacted you, if you are a
presenter. If they have not, please refer to the programme, you can
find out who is chairing your session and how to contact them.
We will have free WiFi available at all points of the venue during the event, so please
bring your laptops, netbooks, smartphones and i-devices. We want it
to be interactive, participative and innovative. Some Workshops make it
mandatory to bring your own laptop (BYOL), and who wants to be left out
of the Twitter chat anyway???
The workshop on “Audio-podcasting as self-reflection proccess within your PLE”
The workshop “Let’s work on the definition of PLE together!” is a collaborative mind mapping workshop based on Mindmeister. See more here. If you would like to participate in this workshop please set up your Mindmeister account before.
|Twitter: @PLE_BCN , hashtag #PLE_BCN|
|4. The Sounds of the Bazaar LIVE – Join the Internet Radio|
|The Sounds of the Bazaar LIVE internet radio show is coming to the PLE2010 Conference. There will be two special conference shows, broadcast from the social event area from 19.30 – 20.00 on Wednesday 7 July and Thursday 8 July. Would you like to be on the radio. Just make
yourself known to our presenters. Or would you like to help in producing the show. Find Graham Attwell, Dirk Stieglitz or Joanna Turner Attwell and volunteer. Or, if you can’t get to the conference but want to stay in touch, you can tune in to the live show. Point your browser at http://radio.jiscemerge.org.uk:80/Emerge.m3u
and this will open the LIVE radio stream in your MP3 player of choice.
You can also send us your questions and comments by Twitter using the #PLE_BCN hashtag.
|And to follow Sounds of the Bazaar LIVe events throughout the summer join he Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=46907374852|
|5. The Venue & Accommodation – all you need to know including power sockets!|
|- What’s the weather like in Barcelona?
- It’s warm. No rain. Sunny all day. C’mon, is Barcelona!
Citilab is in Cornellà, a few minutes away from Barcelona. It has excellent communication, by Tram, Metro and trains (roughly 30 minutes from center of Barcelona using the subway, slighty less using the tram or trains – it all depends where are you staying. You can use this service to find out an estimate for your journey: http://www.tmb.cat/vullanar/en_US/vullanar.jsp ). If you are coming straight from the airport, a good idea would be to take a taxi, as it would not be expensive, and you will avoid a lot of transfers. We have lockers available at Citilab, so you can put your belongings there while you attend the conference, and then take them with you when you have time to check in at your hotel.
There is a last-minute deal offered by the Ayre Rosellon Hotel in Barcelona, please check the
Last but not least: In Spain, power sockets match the two-prong plug popularly known as the
|Link to the accommodation page: http://pleconference.citilab.eu/?page_id=156
Barcelona Travel Goude: http://wikitravel.org/en/Barcelona
|6. PLE_BCN Social Network – How to keep in touch & share?|
|We have created a crowdvine site http://pleconference.crowdvine.com where both delegates and people unable to attend the conference can congregate. Do join it, if you haven’t already. It is a nice opportunity to learn what other people are doing and identify researchers and practitioners who you might want to meet personally during the event.
We encourage everyone to spread the word and write about the PLE Conference on the Web! When writing a blogpost, a Tweet, uploading photos to Flickr and videos to YouTube, saving your bookmarks or publishing any other information about the PLE Conference, please use
|Share your links on the PLE-BCN Conference in our Diigo Group!|
|7. Conference Badges? Design-It-Your-Self!|
|Initially we had thought about creating name badges for everyone, but that would mean to ’squeeze’ some of your personal information in ‘one-size-fits-all’ badge frame! Now… that would not be fair, would it? Especially when we are talking about Personal Learning Environments! So here is what we came up with:
We will not be creating name badges!!! You will get a conference pack all the same, but you will have to bring your Name badge…or whatever you decide to use/create to identify you as a PLE delegate. Yep, you got it. The goal is that you develop your personal, highly costumised Conference ID! (We are not even going to call it a badge anymore, simply because we don’t know if that is what you think you will create to represent you!)
It is in your hands to decide what your conference ID will look like, there is a prize for the most creative one.
So get cracking! We look forward to all your Conference IDs
|You can see some very creative badges here (Jane’s), here (Linda’s), here (Ricardo’s) and here (Wolle’s). Anything else?|
|8. Registration & Conference Package – What’s in for me?|
If you haven’t done it yet, please fill in the registration survey:http://ow.ly/25HrY
The conference package includes coffee-breaks (one mid-morning, one mid-afternoon), lunch and wine+tapas on the evenings of the 7th and 8th. If you want to expand your gastronomic horizons after the conference:
- Catalan cuisine
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