Friday, February 19, 2016

Second 21st Century Academic Forum Conference at Berkeley

Dear Colleague:

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the Second 21st Century Academic Forum Conference at Berkeley, being held August 22 - 24, 2016 at the Clark Kerr Conference Center on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

The theme of the Second 21st Century Academic Forum Conference at Berkeley is "Embracing Change: Innovative Approaches to 21st Century Teaching and Learning." The organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives under thee major topic tracks:

* Education & Workforce Development
* Information Technology
* Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Please visit our website for detailed topic track lists.



The primary aim of the conference is to bring together an international group of researchers and practitioners to encourage and support the development of a new framework for better understanding the dynamic and interconnected nature of education, research, business, and life in the information age. When it takes a mere few seconds to find information about almost any topic, researchers and practitioners need to consider the implications of instant access to information in our traditional system of instruction and assessment.


* Oral Presenter: 20 - 25 minutes

* Poster Presenter: 90 minutes

* Absentee Presenter: For those unable to join us in person at Berkeley, we offer the opportunity to participate as an Absentee Presenter. Absentee Presenters can: (1) upload a narrated presentation to our website and social media sites; (2) publish his/her abstract in the Conference Program Book, and (3) publish his/her paper in the Conference Proceedings.

* Non-Presenter (Listener): For those interested in attending to participate in the various presentation sessions.


All papers that meet the 21st Century Academic Forum's Conference Proceedings guidelines will be published in our online Conference Proceedings (ISSN: 2330-1236). The Conference Proceedings editorial board, in turn, works with the editors of our peer-reviewed Journal of 21st Century Education (ISSN: 2330-1244) to select papers for possible publication.


Take advantage of our free workshops on Academic Presentation Skills and Academic Writing Skills. The workshops provide an opportunity to brush up on your skills and share your writing with peers.


Submission of your abstract proposal(s) should be made in English through our Online Submission System until the final deadline of JULY 24, 2016. The Conference Committee reviews proposals on a rolling basis and authors will typically receive a decision within two weeks of his/her submission.

We hope that you can join us for this exciting international conference at one of the top higher-education institutions in the world. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or requests.

Best regards,

Thomas Lechner, Ph.D.
Director, 21st Century Academic Forum

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