ACU Connected Summit 2011- Turning the Page: the next chapter in education (ACU Connected Summit)

Venue: The Campus of Abilene Christian University

Location: Abilene, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 28, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 01, 2011
Registration Date: Feb 27, 2011
Early Registration Date: Dec 29, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 20, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Dec 20, 2010
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It's rare to get a chance to see and influence the future of education with an engaging community of peers, but that is precisely the opportunity at the Abilene Christian University Connected Summit 2011. Registration for the conference is $585 and available online. Educators, administrators, policy makers, thought leaders and decision makers will have access to some of the world’s leading academic minds as the future of education is explored as well as innovations in mobile learning, public policy, and the emerging role of digital books. Track sessions include Research; Media & Mobility; The Future of Books; Infrastructure & Logistics; Student & Campus Services; Teaching & Learning; K-12 Education; and Leadership. The conference will include three sessions of Connected Talks – fashioned after the dynamic and insightful TED talks – each with a specific focus: Learning; Books; and Integration of Teaching and Books. Slated for live keynote addresses are Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak; the U.S. Department of Education's director for the office of educational technology, Karen Cator; and Adrian Sannier, product vice president, Pearson eCollege.

The event encourages U.S.-based and international K-12 and higher ed educators and administrators, technologists, thought leaders, policy makers and decision makers – each with a desire to share ideas to shape the future of education. In 2009, ACU's Connected Summit brought together more than 400 participants representing 64 forward-thinking college and universities, more than two dozen K-12 school districts, and 26 corporations from around the world.

For corporate sponsorships, the purchasing influence of the 2011 event is projected to reach 3.5 million students, creating exceptional marketing opportunities for companies targeting the digital education market. Corporate sponsorships include vendor spotlight presentations, exhibit space and advertising. Sponsorships range from $500 for an advertisement to $25,000 for a package of multiple marketing opportunities for maximum exposure. Sponsors will receive an electronic listing of participants following the event, acknowledgement in event program, website, signage and ACU's student-run newspaper, The Optimist. Connected Premiere ($25,000), Pro ($12,500), Express ($6,500) can place pre-approved promotional items in event tote bags; Premiere and Pro sponsors will receive participant list before the event and complimentary registration(s).


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ABOUT ACU’S MOBILE-LEARNING INITIATIVE, CONNECTED In a world of search engines, social networking, and mobile computers, students have access to more information than one could process in a lifetime. In 2008 Abilene Christian University launched a mobile-learning initiative, Connected, which trains students to not merely consume these vast amounts of information, but to assess information, to synthesize thoughts, to generate new ideas, and to contribute meaningfully to conversations of global importance. For educators and administrators to engage in dialogue, research and idea-sharing, ACU hosts live and online conferences. U.S. News & World Report named ACU one of “America’s Best Colleges” in 2011 ranking 19th overall. In 2010, Forbes rated ACU in the top seven percent of colleges and universities in the USA. Nearly 5,000 students attend ACU, including about 630 graduate students, from 49 states and provinces in the USA and about 40 nations.