4th Canadian Learning Commons Conference in Saskatoon

Following on successful conferences in Guelph, Vancouver, and Fredericton, the 4th Canadian Learning Commons Conference will take place in Saskatoon from June 11-13, 2009.

Conference Theme: “Open Access Learning,” a timely and important topic for anyone whose focus is on library, learner support, faculty development, technology, or disability services.

Keynote: We are very excited to present this year’s Keynote Speaker, Dr. Richard Baraniuk, an educator, scholar, and advocate for open education and open educational resources. You can learn more about Dr. Baraniuk by viewing his TED talk: http://www.ted.com/index.php/speakers/richard_baraniuk.html

Richard Baraniuk is the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University and the founder of Connexions (cnx.org). His honors include national research awards from the NSF and ONR, the Rosenbaum Fellowship from the Isaac Newton Institute of Cambridge University, the ECE Young Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Illinois, several best paper awards, the Eta Kappa Nu C. Holmes MacDonald National Outstanding Teaching Award, the SPIE Wavelet Pioneer Award, an MIT Technology Review TR10 Top 10 Emerging Technology award, and an Internet Pioneer Award from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. Dr. Baraniuk is a Fellow of the IEEE and was selected as one of Edutopia Magazine’s Daring Dozen Education Innovators in 2007. Connexions received the Tech Museum Laureate Award from the Tech Museum of Innovation in 2006.

Pre-Conference Workshop on Marketing of Programs: Would you like to plan an event, program, or seminar and ensure that more than just the caterer and your mom attend? Do you know the two biggest mistakes people make when choosing a target audience? Would it help to understand the four building blocks of persuasive communications? Do you need tips on how to be more creative? Join award-winning professor of Marketing, Dr. Barbara Phillips, as she delves into the world of marketing and integrated communication to address your key problems and concerns.

Invitation to Participate: The deadline for proposals is April 17th, 2009. For more information, visit: http://www.usask.ca/learningcommons/conference_invitation.php The application form is attached to this email, too.

Conference Registration: This is an affordable conference! Register at http://www.usask.ca/learningcommons/conference_registration.php

Please feel free to contact the conference organizers by emailing clcc2009@usask.ca. The conference web address is www.usask.ca/learningcommons/conference

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