Worldviews 2013 is just under a month away (June 19 to 21) and our full conference agenda is now online.
We’re thrilled to be welcoming distinguished journalists from publications around the world, including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Maclean’s, Al Jazeera, USA Today, US News, Times Higher Ed, Inside Higher Ed, University World News, J-Source, University Affairs, Futurity, and more.
The impact of new and emerging forms of communication, the internationalization of higher education campuses, and the restructuring of media and academia in the context of financial constraints are some of the critical issues that these attendees will address, discuss, and debate.
In addition to mingling with some of the best journalists covering higher education issues, here are a few more reasons we think you should participate in Worldviews 2013:
1. An unconventional convention: With keynotes, workshops and roundtables promoting active audience participation, Worldviews offers a forum for those from media and higher education to engage and learn from one another while considering directions for the future.
2. Great keynote speakers and panelists:
Adrian Monck (Head of communications, World Economic Forum) will talk about issues of public trust in media, and the implications of coverage for higher education.
Sir John Daniel (former President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning, and Assistant Director General, Unesco) will look at MOOCS, media, and the democratization of higher education.
Panelists Teboho Moja (Clinical Professor of Higher Education, New York University and former advisor to the Minister of Education, South Africa), Zukiswa Kekana (Doctoral Student, New York University), Shari Graydon (Founder, Informed Opinions), Katherine Forestier (Director, Education Link Limited) will discuss expanding the coverage on women in higher education.
Tony Burman (Velma Rogers Graham Research Chair, Ryerson University) will speak on the role of university campuses in the Arab Spring.
… to name but a few of the 50+ speakers and panelists.
3. Networking: In addition to actively engaging its audience and being designed to maximize the participatory nature of the event, Worldviews 2013 will offer workshops, café conversations, a live twitter feed, and plenty of opportunities for face to face meetings with like minded participants.
To reserve your spot at Worldviews 2013, head here to register: