GlobalEd Events Announces the 2017 Global Education Conference and a New Strategic Alliance

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Educators from around the world will kick off International Education Week by attending the free online 2017 Global Education Conference which is scheduled to take place November 13-16, 2017. Organized by Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon of GlobalEd Events, this annual convening features over 100 presentations led by global education leaders from around the world.

Educators from around the world will kick off International Education Week by attending the free online 2017 Global Education Conference which is scheduled to take place November 13-16, 2017. Organized by Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon of GlobalEd Events, this annual convening features over 100 presentations led by global education leaders from around the world.

The Global Education Conference is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness, recognition of diversity, and educational access for all. The conference presents ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real-world problems.

The Global Education Conference features over 100 sessions from some of the most innovative thinkers from around the globe. Countries represented by speakers include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

“Excited to be sharing global education experiences with Alan Mather, CPS’ Chief Officer for College & Career Success and Jennie Niles, Deputy Mayor of DC for Education, especially while all of us are in Doha, Qatar,” said Maggie Mitchell Salem, Executive Director of Qatar Foundation International (QFI). “Our goal is to demonstrate how private organizations and public schools can work together to bring quality educational experiences to partner schools and communities.”

Featured keynote speakers include:

Mali Bickley (Collaboration Specialist, TakingITGlobal)
David Bornstein (Co-Founder + CEO, Solutions Journalism Network)
Kevin Crouch (Director of Technology Services, Consilience Learning)
Franz De Paula (Author)
Gavin Dykes (Programme Director, the World Education Forum)
Fabrice Fresse (Member of EvalUE, EvalUE)
Franz De Paula (Author)
Michael Furdyk (Co-founder, TakingITGlobal)
Terry Godwaldt (Executive Director, The Centre for Global Education)
Ed Gragert (Founder, Global Woods Consulting)
Martin Levins (President, Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE))
Julie Lindsay (Founder and CEO, Flat Connections)
Sylvia Martinez (Author, Invent to Learn)
Alan Mather (Chief, Office of College and Career Success, Chicago Public Schools)
Ann S. Michaelsen (Teacher and School Leader, Sandvika vgs)
Anne Mirtschin (Teacher, Hawkesdale P12 College)
Pam Moran (Superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools)
Jean-Luc Moreau (President, EvalUE association)
Dana Mortenson (CEO and Co-founder, World Savvy)
Jennie Niles (Deputy Mayor for Education, District of Columbia Public Schools)
Lori Roe (Instructional Technology Specialist, Delaware Department of Education)
Maggie Mitchell Salem (Executive Director, QFI)
Ira Socol (Executive Director of Technology and Innovation, Albemarle County Public Schools)
Erin Towns (Global Educator, Edward Little High School)
Ariel Tichnor-Wagner (Senior Fellow of Global Competence, ASCD)
Liam Wegimont (Chairperson, GENE)
Jennifer Williams (Director of Education Strategy, Participate)

The 2017 Global Education Conference is made possible by the generosity of TakingITGlobal, Participate, Qatar Foundation International, Digital Promise Global, Alludo Learning, and the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies.

GlobalEd Events is also pleased to announce a newly formed strategic alliance with TakingITGlobal (TIG) which allows for TakingITGlobal to serve as the key organizing partner for the Global Education Conference Network and associated events. GlobalEd Events co-chairs Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon are excited about this new partnership that will empower both organizations to expand outreach efforts to drive the global education movement forward.

TakingITGlobal (TIG) empowers young people to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. Through a social network for social good (http://www.tigweb.org) and a series of global education programs (http://www.tiged.org), TIG works to increase global competence and civic engagement, reaching more than 2 million youth in over 150 countries. With offerings in 13 languages, TakingITGlobal was awarded the Intercultural Innovation Award from BMW and UNAOC, and the Tech Museum Award in Education for Technology Benefiting Humanity.

“We’ve been eager participants in the GEC community from day one, and have been so impressed with Lucy and Steve’s leadership in this field” commented Michael Furdyk, Director of Innovation at TakingITGlobal. “With the increasing profile of fostering global competence in education, we’re so pleased to be working together to grow and strengthen this key professional learning community over the coming years.”

GlobalEd Events is series of events designed to bring together and support the global education community via educational technology. Starting in 2010, the co-founders, Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, have maintained an online community with over 25,000 members and produced innovative physical and virtual events for global educators and organizations. These happenings have included the online Global Education Conference, Global Education Day, Global Collaboration Day, Global Leadership Week, and the Global Student Conference.

Conference registration is free and for additional information, visit http://globaleducationconference.com and http://globaledevents.com. Follow the conference on Twitter via @GlobalEdCon and the hashtag #globaled17.

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