The Global Headquarters of the FAO will provide an ideal location for LINQ 2013. Situated near the impressive Circus Maximus, the first and largest stadium in the Roman Empire, the expansive facilities will ensure that the participants of LINQ 2013 are able to devote appropriate facilities to the different strands of the conference. Furthermore, the FAO’s crucial efforts in the development of global standards in food and agriculture related policies, including training and education in said fields, emphasises the venue’s appropriateness for LINQ 2013.
“The FAO has honoured LINQ by offering their global headquarter for conference purposes,” says Christian M. Stracke, LINQ Conference Chair and international ISO Convener for learning quality from the University of Duisburg-Essen. “This collaboration is indicative in part of the shared goals between LINQ and the FAO – techniques in learning, training, and the sharing of knowledge in methods and processes of agriculture and food production correspond excellently to LINQ’s scope. They in turn coincide with FAO’s commitment to sustainability and the development of national capacities for the generation and analysis of agricultural statistics.”
The international variety of submissions received, originating in Europe, Asia, America, and Africa, demonstrates a continuation of the acute interest which began with LINQ 2012 last year in Brussels. This year LINQ 2013 and its motto "Innovations and Quality: The Future of Digital Resources" addresses and invites experts active in the field of Innovations and Quality in Lifelong Learning (LLL). Potential points of access to this field include new learning methods and design, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, digital resources, learning materials, and online collaboration and communities.
Registration at LINQ 2013:
The LINQ 2013 conference fee will remain reduced at the early-bird rate of 90€ until the 31st of March 2013, after which it will rise to 150€. If you have submitted a contribution to the conference, at least one author has to register to be eligible for presenting at the conference and the inclusion of the contribution in the LINQ 2013 proceedings. For further information about conference fees, requirements, and other details about LINQ 2013, please visit the conference website at www.learning-
LINQ 2013 is collocated with the VOA3R Conference 2013 “Open Research”.
Overview of the important dates:
- End of early-bird registration period (90€): 31st of March 2013
- Conference Programme Ready: April 2013
- Conference date: 16th and 17th of May 2013
For the latest information on the conference and to submit any pre-conference feedback, please visit the LINQ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/
Please send any direct enquiries to the LINQ Conference Manager Mrs Anne-Christin Tannhäuser, at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany, via e-Mail to: anne.tannhaeuser (at) icb.uni-due.de