This is one of the most important e-learning conferences in North America. I would love to go, but can’t, as I am flying my plane coast to coast as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the first trans-continental air flight across Canada. So think of me when you are in Monterrey!

2009 NMC Summer Conference in Monterey, California
Hosted by California State University, Monterey Bay
June 10 – 13, 2009

Call for Proposals Is Open!

The Call for Proposals is open for the 2009 NMC Summer Conference, to be held in Monterey, California! On behalf of the New Media Consortium and the conference hosts, California State University, Monterey Bay, you are cordially invited to submit proposals now through February 16, 2009.

The 2009 NMC Summer Conference will feature outstanding keynote addresses by Kathy Sierra, founder of and by Marco Torres, Apple Distinguished Educator, as well as a special session in recognition of Douglas Englebart, who will receive the illustrious NMC Fellow Award.

Proposals are sought for preconference workshops, breakout sessions, posters and interactive sessions, and NMC’s fast-paced Five Minutes of Fame. New conference tracks join old favorites this year, and propsals are encouraged in the following four areas:

• On the Horizon: Emerging technologies applied to teaching, learning, research, or creative expression, especially (but not only) those in the 2009 Horizon Report;

• Social Media and Networking: This special focus track for the 2009 Summer Conference will set the stage for an in-depth exploration of social media, social networks and related tools, with a special spotlight on their applications to learning, to museum education, and to building communities;

• Best Practices: Highlight your successful projects, practices, or responses to emerging challenges and issues;

• Tools and Techniques: Tried-and-true methods for using technology in the service of education, including sneak peeks at new tools, demonstrations, and tips.

For more information, or to submit a proposal, see the full Call for Proposals

Travel and lodging information can be found at

Exhibition and Sponsorship information can be found at

For complete information on the 2009 NMC Summer Conference please see

If you have any questions, please contact the NMC headquarters at 512-445-4200.

All of us at NMC look forward to seeing you in Monterey in June!


Rachel S. Smith
Vice President, NMC Services
The New Media Consortium

tel 512 445 4200  |  fax 512 445 4205  |


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