Contact: Judy Williamson Batson
Call for Proposals for the AAEEBL 2013 Annual ePortfolio Conference
July 29 – Aug 1, 2013
New Venue! Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, USA
Proposal Submission Deadline: February 15, 2013
AAEEBL's 2013 Annual ePortfolio Conference coincides with a blossoming of the eportfolio field, its global community and technology development. We see many signs that eportfolio, as an idea and movement, is "coming of age." While this year's call for proposals is easier than ever to fill out, we encourage you get a head-start and to begin developing your proposal now, with or without co-proposers.
The Program Committee will review your submissions in teams using a rubric. They provide final judgment on program inclusion and session format. Notification of acceptance is expected to occur around March 15.
Our 2013, three and a half day conference will feature:
· Monday's Executive Summit sponsored by ELUMEN
· Monday workshops offering a range of options from eportfolio start-up to eportfolio research (These will be full and half-day workshops with invited eportfolio leaders.)
· Over 100 interactive sessions
· 5 keynote speakers, all well-know leaders in eportfolio theory, research and practice
o Randy Bass, Georgetown University
o Bret Eynon, LaGuardia Community College
o Helen Chen, Stanford University
o Gary Brown, Portland State University
o Tracy Penny-Llight, St. Jerome's College at Waterloo University
· New for 2013-- Pecha Kucha Sessions (See www.pecha-chucha.org/.)
· Back Again! Poster Sessions
· 6 conference tracks offering sessions from the basics for getting started to the latest trends (Read more.)
o Practice: Teaching and Learning with ePortfolios
o Transitions: ePortfolios, Employability and Support of Change
o Research and Scholarship: Evaluating and Documenting the Effectiveness of ePortfolios
o Assessment: Using ePortfolios to Learn about Student Learning
o ePortfolio Start-Ups: First Steps and Beyond
o What's New? Open Learning and Alternative Credentialing for ePortfolios
· Co-Location with Campus Technology's Conference and large exhibit hall -- sessions open to AAEEBL attendees
· Meals included: Lunches and a Reception
· Local Host Campus for 2013 -- Northeastern University
· Co-Sponsor Affiliations
o The Connect to Learning Project (a FIPSE-sponsored project run by LaGuardia Community College)
o The IJeP (International Journal of ePortfolio)
Who can propose a session?
Anyone can submit a proposal, including our Corporate Affiliates. Although AAEEBL membership offers generous registration discounts, membership in AAEEBL for academic presenters is not required, but corporate proposers do need to be an AAEEBL Corporate Affiliate to submit a proposal with an academic co-leader.
What are the session format options?
• 50-minute sessions
• 25-minute snapshot sessions
• poster sessions
• Pecha Kucha Sessions
• 100-minute workshop sessions
• 50-minute "Conversations with..." sessions
What publishing opportunities are connected to this conference?
Those who wish to submit a session paper for publication, can do so through The International Journal of ePortfolio. Acceptance to the program does not guarantee publication in IJeP. All conference attendees are encouraged to submit informal pieces, reflections and short conference session papers with links and images to The AAEEBL Learner, AAEEBL's "informal-scholarly," bi-monthly newsletter which is distributed to membership first and later made available in an archive.
When will registration be open?
Registration will open in early March. Lodging options will be offered at the same time. (As usual, we encourage you to register early in order to reserve your preferred lodging.) Attendees at the conference who are affiliated with an AAEEBL institutional member receive a significant registration discount that applies to the first three registrants from one member institution. (You are an AAEEBL member if your institution is on this list, and if you serve as full-time faculty or staff at an institution that belongs to AAEEBL.)
AAEEBL is a service organization, a full-time, year-around professional association for the global eportfolio community with the mission to deepen learning and to transform institutions with eportfolios. We offer two ways to belong to AAEEBL: as an institutional member; or, as a Corporate Affiliate. Institutional membership provides a number of significant advantages to institutions such as conference discounts. Joining as a Corporate Affiliate offers a a variety of choices and participation options in the eportfolio community. In both cases, joining supports AAEEBL's wide range of services to the eportfolio community. Throughout the year, AAEEBL offers campus-based conferences in the USA, and co-sponsors the annual AAC&U ePortfolio Seminar. AAEEBL collaborates with many groups dedicated to learning and technological innovation in education around the world.