5th Annual GlobalEdCon

A worldwide online conference focused on global connections

The Global Education Conference International Education Week

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community and online conference involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all.

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Global Education Conference

Monday, Nov. 17th 2014 at 9am

This is an online event.

We are pleased to announce the fifth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, heldMonday, November 17 through Friday, November 21, 2014 (November 22rd in some time zones). The entire conference will take place online in webinar format.

Our Mission

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!

More About the Conference

During International Education Week (November 17-22), the 2014 Global Education Conference will take place entirely online and around the clock using the Blackboard Collaborate platform.

Both pedagogy and technology play significant supporting roles in this event, but this is neither an ICT conference nor a general education conference. Individual tools and content–area subjects should be addressed within the context of 21st century skills–based projects and initiatives that present global opportunities for connecting, collaborating, and taking action. Our audience is primarily K-20 educators, students, organizations, and other stakeholders interested in global education. The primary language of the conference will be English, but presenters are strongly encouraged to present in their native languages. Translations are not a possibility at this point, but we hope to explore this in the future.

Our 2014 Global Education Conference Keynotes

We're proud to feature the work of these amazing individuals and their organizations! Stay tuned for more keynote announcements!

Follow Our Keynotes and Their Organizations on Twitter

A Twitter list of the 2014 Global Education Keynote Speaker Slate

2013 Conference Archives and Example Keynote

Here's a link to our archives. Visit this site and our example keynote presentation below to get a feel for this event.

Brandon Wiley: Six School-Wide Strategies to Globalize Your School

GlobalEdCon Leadership Team

The Global Education Conference is co-chaired by Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon and supported by an amazing leadership team that includes Amy Brinkley, Julie Lindsay, Julene Reed, Tonya Muro, Adina Popa, Noble Kelly, Toni Oliveri-Barton, Alen Delic, Dimitris Tzouris, David Potter, Lisa Jobson, Ed Gragert, Linda Martin, Anne Mirtschin, Nicki Ugalde, Thomas Chaskel, and Lisa Durff.

Thanks To Our Major Sponsors

Link to Our Press Release and Other Materials

Check out our main press release in English and other languages!