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ACEC'08 is over

Congratulations to the Canberra team fortheir professional and dedicated efforts, which ensured a successful and rewarding conference for all.


Thank youto all our sponsors, speakers, attendees and exhibitors.


Warm regards,

Samantha

Want information about thenextACEC in Melbourne in2010?


The Australian Computers in Education Conference 2010 (ACEC2010) is the biennial conference of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE). In 2010 the ACEC conference will be hosted by ICT in Education Victoria (ICTEV).

ACEC2010: Digital Diversity
Date: April, 2010
Venue: Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia

The theme ACEC2010: Digital Diversity addresses the interactive and creative approaches to ICT in education, and offers learners the pathways to adaptability by addressing the diversity of styles of learning and thinking. Never before have we had the opportunities to tune in to learning needs like those provided by 21st century ICTs.

For more details - http://www.acec2010.info

ACEC'08 Update 21 June 2008

Due to unforeseen difficulties, our online registration service is not available. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Early Bird Registration and Group Registration closing dates have been extended toAugust 15.

We encourage all delegates to download the registration form and post, fax or email registration details and payments to the ACEC'08 Secretariat. All registration details can be found on the Register Now Page.


ACEC'08 Update 25th May

Planning for ACEC'08 is continuing at a rapid pace with the finalisation of papers, the development of a conference program, the planning of the trade display, etc. Here are some points you may want to consider:

Early Bird Registration
Save over 15% by registering early. Early Bird Registrations close on June 27.

Group Registrations
Save even more by simultaneously registering 4 or more people from your organisation/school as a Group Registration. To apply for a Group Registration send an email toenquiries@acec2008.info - Group Registrations close on June 27. Full details are on the register nowpage.

Online Registrations
Due to technical difficulties(!) online registrations have been further delayed. A resolution is anticipated in the next few weeks. However registration is possible by downloading the Registration Form from the website.

Pre-conference Workshops
A program of 10 workshops (half - $35 and full day - $55) on Monday 29 September. Workshops include:

  • Cartoons and Animation - Vic Gecas, Sacred Heart College, WA
  • Scratch for Computer Science and Multimedia - Mike Leishman, Newman College, Perth, WA
  • This Bee Does Not Sting! - Laurie Heikkila, Tech Resources Group, Ohio, USA
  • Clicker 5 - Introductory Training with Clicker 5 - Jane Whitten, Judy Hunter-Dickson, Inclusive Technologies Team, ACT Department of Education and Training
  • Use Speech to Create Text Quickly and Accurately - The Dragon NaturallySpeaking Workshop - Margaret Neilsen, Carol Yeomans, Derek Austin, Nuance
  • Crickets: Combining Art and Robotics to Spark Creative Thinking - Mitch Resnick, MIT Media Lab, USA
  • 3D Animation for design, visualisation and experimentation - Neil Boyd, Sebastian Perri, Academy of Interactive Entertainment
  • Teaching Artificial Intelligence using Robotics and Games - Caswal Parker, Lea Bartlett, Academy of Interactive Entertainment
  • Creating Visual Effects - Tom Magill, Sebastian Perri, Academy of Interactive Entertainment
  • Using Games for Simulation and Training - Neil Boyd, Lea Bartlett, Academy of Interactive Entertainment



Full details of the pre-conference workshops are under the 'Conference Program' section of the conference website.

Digital Education Revolution (DER)
As you would be aware the Federal Government DER program is well underway. To ensure delegates are kept up-to-date Julia Gillard has been invited to open the conference. In addition Dr Evan Arthur, Group Manager of DER from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations will conduct a special briefing for industry representatives. This will be by invitation only for sponsors and trade exhibitors to find out how they can participate and benefit from DER.

Register now - you cannot afford not to be part of the Digital Education Revolution!

Ian Webb
On behalf of the ACEC'08 Committee

ACEC08 Update 8th April

We are pleased to advise that registrations for the 2008 Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC'08) are now open. Full registration details are in the Registration Brochure downloadable from the registation page.


What you can register for?

The Conference

  • 5 keynote speakers
  • in excess of 180 session papers (browse the Conference Papers section of the website for details) including refereed papers, non-refereed papers and hands on workshops
  • Welcome Cocktail reception
  • full catering with morning/afternoon teas and lunches
  • an extensive trade display
  • discounted Group Registrations for 4 or more people from the same institution
  • early bird registration up until June 27.

Pre-conference Workshops
A program of 10 workshops (half and full day) on Monday 29 September. Details under the 'Conference Program' section of the website.


Conference Dinner
An unforgettable experience at the Australian War Memorial (the most visited museum in Australia) for only $95 per person.


Educational Tours
Post conference (on the afternoon of Thursday 2 October) choose from one of 3 exciting educational tours - details in the 'Conference Program' section of the website.


ACCE Leadership Forum
On Thursday 2 October in the afternoon the forum will follow on from the successful Forum at Cairns. Watch the webpage for details.


How to Register
- online (apologies that online registrations will not be immediately)
- by post, fax or email by downloading the Registration Form from the website


Where to get further Information
- from the webpage - register now

- from the Registration Brochure

- from the - Secretariat by email - enquiries@acec2008.info


Register now - you cannot afford not to be part of the Digital Education Revolution!


Updated February 25

Conference Papers
Take a look at the vast array of offerings.

Poster Sessions (submission due date: March 31, 2008)
If you are doing some exciting things with ICT in your classroom and want to share your story with other teachers then a Poster Session is the way to go.

Poster sessions are an informal way of sharing your experiences with like-minded colleagues. Poster presentations run for 45 minutes. The idea being that during the 45 minutes you can chat to whomever comes along. Several poster presentation areas (in clusters of 4) will be scattered around the public areas of the conference venue. Each presenter will be allocated a display board with dimensions 1.5 2 metres and large display monitor (VCR) to use.

For details about how to submit a proposal for a Poster Session visit the Presenter Area of the conference website. Submission of proposals closes on March 31.

Registration Brochure
The registration brochure is ready.

Conference Dinner at the War Memorial
When was the last time you visited the Australian War Memorial (www.awm.gov.au) voted the best museum in Australia and is also the most visited Australian museum. Join us for dinner at this spectacular institution and dine amongst the exhibits. Also did you know that the War Memorial website has an extensive range of teaching and learning resources. Make sure you include attending the conference dinner when you register.

Testing and Tagging of Electrical Equipment
The National Convention Centre have advised that all portable appliances (including laptops, data projectors, etc) to be used by conference presenters and/or in the trade display must have been tested and tagged as per Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760:2003 (www.electricaltagging.info).

For further information email enquiries@acec2008.info


Dated January 24, 2008

Digital Education Revolution (DER)
Given the significance of the new Government DER policy ACEC08 has invited Julia Gillard to open the conference.

Trade Display Brochure
The Trade Display Brochure is now on the website (under Trade Exhibition) for downloading. It contains all the exhibition details, satchel inserts, other sponsorship opportunities and a booking form.

Keynote Speakers
ACEC08 is pleased to announce the third keynote speaker is Dr Matthew Rimmer. The other keynote speakers are Keith Krueger (CEO of COSN http://www.cosn.org) and Liz Murphy (http://researchandmedia.ning.com/profile/lmurphy).

Dr Rimmer is a senior lecturer and the director of Higher Degree Research at the ANU College of Law (http://law.anu.edu.au/scripts/StaffDetails.asp?StaffID=238), and an associate director of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA). He is a member of the Copyright and Intellectual Property Advisory Group of the Australian Library and Information Association, and a director of the Australian Digital Alliance. He is also a regular media commentator on intellectual property.

Testing and Tagging of Electrical Equipment
The National Convention Centre have advised that all portable appliances (including laptops, data projectors, etc) brought into the conference venue must have been tested and tagged as per Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760:2003 (http://www.electricaltagging.info).

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