U community invited to Beyond Boundaries conference

UND is sponsoring the fifth annual Beyond Boundaries Conference: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning, Sept. 28 and 29, at the Memorial Union. This year’s conference has drawn colleagues from a wider geographic area to include presenters from as far as Purdue University, Louisiana Tech University, Old Dominion University, University of Manitoba, Auburn University, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Illinois State University and others within North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. There are many excellent sessions on the program.

Please check out the website at www.beyondboundaries.info for a full schedule of events or call Conference Services for a program.

If you can participate in both days, you can still register at the “early bird” rate of just $100 for faculty/staff or $50 for students (includes admittance to all sessions, meal functions, reception and materials). You may print a registration form that can be mailed (Stop 7131) or faxed to 777-0569. Please include a completed journal entry form from your department. You may also call Conference Services at 777-2663 to register.

If you cannot attend full days, we would like to invite UND faculty, staff and students to attend the two keynote speaker sessions ONLY, free of charge:

Thursday, Sept. 28 - Marc Prensky, founder of games2train and internationally acclaimed speaker, will present “Engage Me or Enrage Me: Educating Today’s ‘Digital Native’ Learners” from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union.

Friday, Sept. 29 – Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt, international consultants of Crossroads Consulting Group, will present “Online Learning Communities Revisited,” also from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union. The vendor showcase will also be open after this session, so you may walk through the showcase from 10 to 10:15 a.m.

You MUST call Conference Services at the Division of Continuing Education, 777-2663, to register for the free keynote sessions (please provide name, department, stop number, and phone number). Space is limited, so please be sure to notify Conference Services of your plans to attend.
-- Robyn von Ruden, Coordinator, UND Office of Conference Services, robynvonruden@mail.und.edu, 701-777-2663