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Dear Fellows and Friends,

Here's a notice about a Consortium for School Networking (CosN) conference in DC
on Feb. 24-26. Your work as AM Fellows would be a terrific contribution.

Anyone interested in presenting should think about posting a message to that
effect -- you might be able to make some interesting joint presentations.

Cheers,  Bill


>CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
>
>CoSN
>4TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
>K-12 SCHOOL NETWORKING: LEARNING FOR ALL IN THE DIGITAL AGE
>
>FEBRUARY 24-26, 1999
>RENAISSANCE HOTEL, WASHINGTON, DC
>
>The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) will be holding its fourth
>annual conference  K-12 School Networking: Learning for All in the
>Digital Age, February 24-26, 1999.  We are soliciting speakers for this
>important national conference on how the Internet and the emerging
>information infrastructure can be used to improve learning in the K-12
>classroom.
>
>The topics of the 1999 K-12 School Networking conference will be:
>
>* Connecting all classrooms: The E-Rate and other efforts
>* Emerging network technologies
>* Integrating online learning
>* New opportunities for professional development
>
>We are soliciting ideas for breakout sessions that develop these
>themes. Breakout sessions are 1-hour and 15 minutes long on
>Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26, 1999.
>
>CoSN reserves the right to reorganize presentations and combine similar
>presentations into panel discussions.
>
>Please submit the following application via e-mail to
><[log in to unmask]>, and mail a signed
>copy with one-page abstract BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1998 to:
>
>K-12 Conference
>Consortium for School Networking,
>1555 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., #200,
>Washington, D.C. 20036.
>
>For more information please visit <http://www.cosn.org>, or call Keith
>Krueger, Executive Director, at (202) 466-6296, ext. 18, or Sawanee
>Nivasabutr, Conference Planner, ext. 21.
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS DEADLINE:  September 25, 1998
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>APPLICATION FOR PRESENTATION
>(Please complete a separate form for each presentation you are
>submitting)
>
>4th Annual Conference
>K-12 School Networking: Learning for All in the Digital Age
>February 24-26, 1999  Washington, D.C.
>
>1.  Primary Speaker Data:
>Name/Title:
>Organization:
>Address:                                City/State/Zip:
>Telephone #:              Fax #:                E-mail:
>
>2.  Co-speaker(s) Data: (Use additional sheet if necessary)
>Name/Title
>Organization:
>Address:                                City/State/Zip:
>Telephone #:           Fax#:            E-mail:
>
>3.  Title of Presentation:
>
>4.  Identify the key track in which your presentation fits (select
>one):
>___ Connecting all classrooms: E-Rate and other efforts
>___ New opportunities for professional development
>___ Integrating online learning
>___ Emerging networking technologies
>
>5.  Short summary of presentation (30 words or less)
>
>6.  One page abstract of presentation (Please e-mail an attached file
>to <[log in to unmask]>, preferably in Microsoft Word, ASCII Text, or
>PowerPoint format, and mail a hard copy of the abstract with this
>form.)
>
>If accepted, the abstract will be printed in the program and placed
>on the CoSN website <http://www.cosn.org>.
>
>7.  Attach a one paragraph narrative bio of each speaker and any
>important supplementary materials regarding the presentation.
>
>8.  Audio Visual Needs:
>___ Internet Connection (T-1 line--NIC required, dial-up not available)
>
>___ 35 mm slide projector
>___ TV/VCR
>___ Overhead projector
>___ LCD multimedia data projector
>___ Flip chart
>
>Meeting rooms will be set theater style and equipped with a 5' x 5'
>tripod screen, a podium and microphones.
>
>Equipment other than listed above must be provided by speakers.
>
>9.  Handouts:  Speakers are responsible for bringing handouts for
>session participants. One copy must be provided to CoSN three weeks
>before the conference.
>
>10. Conference Registration:  Primary speakers are entitled to a 50%
>discount on the conference registration fee.  Co-speakers must register
>and pay full conference fee.  A conference registration form will be
>provided.
>
>11. Travel Expenses:  All speakers are responsible for their own travel
>expenses.
>
>12. Speaker Release:  In submitting this application speakers agree, if
>accepted, to give CoSN permission to reproduce all material submitted.
>In addition, speakers give CoSN permission to tape record and
>distribute the tape recording of the presentation.  Speakers agree
>to waive all claims to any royalties in conjunction with sales of the tapes.
>
>(This does not in any way limit speakers' rights to have the materials
>published or presented in other forms.)
>
>I agree to the above condition:_______________________________
>                                Speaker's Name          Date
>