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Attending the Conference
The conference is free to attend. Link and configuration information is below. Please consider registering at this site so we can keep you updated with any information or instructions, but you do not need to be registered (or to have your registration confirmed) in order to attend any sessions.
To find the time of a particular session, look for it in one of the time-zone schedule pages below. While the actual session titles, descriptions, and live links to attend can be found by following the page links below, fuller session descriptions and commenting areas are HERE.
For presenters: if your session shows as having been accepted but you did not receive the acceptance email, please contact email@example.com directly. Sessions that are not yet accepted, are on the waiting list, or have been sent back to the presenter for review are here.
Webinar Platform / Configuring Your Computer
The conference sessions are being held in Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate), and can be accessed live from any personal computer. (All sessions will also be recorded and posted quickly after the conference.) All sessions are free to attend, and the links to the sessions will go live in the schedule when the conference starts.
To check that your computer is ready for Blackboard Collaborate, please click here. "Step 1" will indicate if you have a version of Java that is compatible, and then "Step 2" lets you actually go into a test session. We encourage you to do this in advance of the conference. If you have any difficulties, you can ask for help in the WeCollaborate.comuser community.
The links below are to Google calendar listings of the conference sessions in each of the world's time zones, specifically for the dates of October 3 - 5. You can use the link at the bottom of any of the individual calendar pages to bring the events into Google Calendar if you use it.
Important: each of the scheduled sessions will have a live Blackboard Collaborate session link added to it a day or two before the conference begins. On the day of the conference, you will click into the session in the calendar view, and then use the link provided to enter the session room.
DST = Daylight Savings Time. Although we have tried to make all times accurate, please double check to make sure the time clock on your time zone page matches your current time. During the conference the United States is still using DST. There are also countries that make a Daylight Savings Switch between now and the start of the conference, so the time zones below are specific to October 3 - 5.
Compare your time to Grenwich Mean Time (GMT) to determine your viewing time zone. The current GMT time and date are:
Click on the time zone link on the left to get to your schedule page.
|GMT - 11||Samoa, Midway Islands|
|GMT - 10||US Hawaiian Standard Time, Honolulu|
|GMT - 9||Gambier Islands|
|GMT - 8||US Alaska Daylight Time, Anchorage|
|GMT - 7||US Pacific Daylight Time, Vancouver, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix|
|GMT - 6||US Mountain Daylight Time, Calgary, Edmonton, Salt Lake City, Denver, Guatemala, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Mangua|
|GMT - 5||US Central Daylight Time, Mexico City, Winnipeg, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Chicago, Lima, Kingston, Bogata|
|GMT - 4:30||Caracas|
|GMT - 4||US Eastern Daylight Time, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Detroit, Columbus, Havana, Miami, Toronto, Nassau, Washington (DC), Ottawa, Philadelphia, New York, Montreal, Boston, Santo Domingo, La Paz, San Juan, Asuncion|
|GMT - 3||Santiago Daylight Time, Halifax Daylight Time, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro|
|GMT - 2:30||St. John's Daylight Time|
|GMT - 2|
|GMT - 1|
|GMT + 0||Greenwich Mean Time, Reykjavik, Casablanca, Accra|
|GMT + 1||Lisbon, Dublin, London, Algiers, Lagos, Kinshasa|
|GMT + 2||Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Zurich, Frankfurt, Oslo, Rome, Copenhagen, Berlin, Prague, Zagreb, Vienna, Stockholm, Capte Town, Budapest, Belgrade, Warsaw, Johannesburg, Harare, Cairo, Jerusalem|
|GMT + 3||Sofia, Athens, Tallinn, Helsinki, Bucharest, Minsk, Istanbul, Kyiv, Khartoum, Ankara, Beirut, Amman, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Baghdad, Riyadh, Antananarivo, Kuwait City, Doha|
|GMT + 3:30||Tehran|
|GMT + 4||Moscow Daylight Time, Dubai|
|GMT + 4:30||Kabul|
|GMT + 5||Karachi, Tashkent, Islamabad, Lahore|
|GMT + 5:30||Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata|
|GMT + 5:45||Kathmandu|
|GMT + 6||Almaty, Dhaka|
|GMT + 6:30||Yangon|
|GMT + 7||Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta|
|GMT + 8||Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing, Manila, Shanghai, Taipei|
|GMT + 9||Seoul, Tokyo|
|GMT + 9:30||Darwin, Adelaide|
|GMT + 10||Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbaine|
|GMT + 10:30|
|GMT + 11|
|GMT + 12||Anadyr, Suva|
|GMT + 13||New Zealand Daylight Time, Auckland|
|GMT + 13:45|
|GMT + 14||Kiritimati|