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Explore the Global Education Conference Network

The Global Education Conference Network

GlobalEdCon is a free, virtual conference taking place annually during International Education Week each November. This community lives on throughout the year and contains many resources for educators.

Join and Utilize Our Network

Our web site is a online community designed to promote global connections. From our perspective, professional relationships are the cornerstone of effective online collaborations and our space allows globally-minded educators and others to find each other.

If you join our network, develop your profile so that other members can learn more about your work, and you can search our member directory to find others from specific fields or countries.

Understand Our Mission

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It 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 seeks to present 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. Through this event, it is our hope that attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world. Let us learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic opportunities within a global context!

Post Questions, Resources, and News

Looking for project partners? Need people to respond to a survey? Have questions about where to start with all of this? We welcome you to post to our discussion forum.

Offer news and resources, ask for help and inspiration, request project partners, and generally share anything that you think would be useful to our community. You can also search our discussion forum and browse various categories to see previously posted content.

Organizations are also highly encouraged to share their events, projects, and resources that may be of benefit to the global ed community at large. We serve as a clearning house to all the amazing work that is currently being conducted.

We also welcome you to post relevant videos, photos, and blogs. The blogging feature in our network is geared towards sharing personal reflections rather than news and resources.

Conference Co-Chair Lucy Gray will feature and share out relevant posts with the world at large on social media and Co-Chair Steve Hargadon may share content on his newsletter, The Learning Revolution Project. If you have resources to promote, make sure to post in our community!

List Your Events

Individuals and organizations that are hosting events are encouraged to post to our events page. If you have a virtual or face-to-face event coming up that you would like to publicize, please post it to our Events. Again, Lucy Gray will share relevant events over social media and Steve Hargadon may post it in his newsletter in order to give you additional reach.

Explore Six Years of Archived Conference Content

Our online conference has taken place annually for the last five years. Every session has been recorded and is freely available under a Creative Commons license. Consider using these archives for professional development in your school district or for content in your undergraduate and graduate courses. There is a plethora of information in these recordings!

Watch Conference Keynotes on YouTube

Over the years, we have brought to you some of best global education thought leaders. Our distinguished keynote speakers from our most recent conference are on YouTube. Below is one example and here are playlists from 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Michael Furdyk: Imagining Future Friendly Schools

Dig Into Our Social Media Resources

Explore the many resources we've developed on social media. In particularly, you may want to browse our library of bookmarks on Diigo. Feel free to follow us in many of these channels.

Consider Submitting a Proposal for our 2016 Online Conference

The Call for Proposals will open in June 2016. Proposals must relate to our mission statement. Non-profit organizations and educators are welcome to submit proposals. Companies must be sponsors in order to participate. Contact Steve Hargadon for more information at steve@hargadon.com.

Visit Our Partners and Explore Their Offerings

We are grateful to our main conference sponsors, VIF International Education, iEARN and the Global Campaign for Education - US Chapter. Please also check out the work of our partners; this page contains links to many leading organizations that develop resources, activities, and projects related to global education.

Check Out All of Our Events

In addition to the Global Education Conference which takes place in November, we host a webinar series and three other events.

Globaled.TV webinar series

Global Leadership Week - April 2016

Global Education Day at ISTE - June 2016

Global Collaboration Day - September 2016

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