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ATTENDING THE GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE:
The Global Education Conference is free to attend. Register here.
CONFERENCE VIRTUAL PLATFORM:
When you follow the links below and are then are on your time zone page, you will click on a session and it will give you detail for that session, including the link to join.
The keynotes will be held in the Zoom platform and you should be prompted for any individual computer/browser/mobile setup at the time. For those in low-bandwidth situations, there they keynotes will be simulcast in YouTube (links for which will be in the keynote calendar listings).
The regular sessions are being held in Blackboard Collaborate. All can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices (we're told on a Mac that Safari works best for accessing the links below). If you have not used Blackboard Collaborate before, you may be prompted to download the Collaborate "launcher" in order to enter the virtual room. The download time on this can vary, so try entering the following empty session room between now and the conference in order to go through this process: https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?password=D.4509CB0F221719A2897A1F1CF3494C&sid=2008350. If you have any trouble, please review "First time user with Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing" at https://blackboard.secure.force.com/apex/publickbarticleview?id=kA770000000CbIW.
Sessions can be attended using your mobile device. For Apple devices, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blackboard-collaborate-mobile/id546742528. For Android devices, go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bbcollaborate.collaborate.
Please note: we know that this version of Blackboard Collaborate doesn't feel as modern as some other programs, and can take a little bit more work to get set up. However, it is unmatched for it's stability and accessibility for those in low-bandwidth areas--which is a must for a global conference. As well, it has sophisticated back-end functionality for allowing the creation and link-building for hundreds of sessions and recordings.
HOW TO ATTEND A SESSION:
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.
|US Hawaiian Standard Time, Honolulu|
|US Alaska Standard Time, Anchorage|
|US Pacific Standard Time, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Vancouver|
|US Mountain Standard Time, Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Calgary, Edmonton|
|US Central Standard Time, Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Chicago, Montgomery, Winnipeg, Mexico City, Guatemala, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Mangua|
|US Eastern Standard Time, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Columbus, Miami, Philadelphia, New York, Washington (DC), Toronto, Nassau, Ottawa, Montreal, Havana, Lima, Kingston, Bogata|
GMT - 4:30
|Santo Domingo, La Paz, San Juan, Halifax, Caracas|
|St. John's Time|
|Brazil Time, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago Daylight Time, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Asuncion Daylight Time|
GMT - 2
|Greenwich Mean Time, Reykjavik, Lisbon, Casablanca, Dublin, Accra, London|
|Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Algiers, Lagos, Brussels, Amsterdam, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt, Oslo, Copenhagen, Rome, Berlin, Prague, Kinshasa, Zagreb, Vienna, Stockholm, Budapest, Belgrade, Warsaw|
|Cape Town, Sofia, Athens, Tallinn, Helsinki, Bucharest, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Kyiv, Harare, Cairo, Ankara, Jerusalem, Beirut, Khartoum|
|Moscow, Minsk, Amman, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Baghdad, Aden, Riyadh, Antananarivo, Kuwait City, Doha|
|Karachi, Tashkent, Islamabad, Lahore|
|Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata|
|Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta|
|Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing, Manila, Shanghai, Taipei|
|Australia Central Daylight Time, Adelaide|
|Australia Eastern Daylight Time, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney|
|New Zealand Daylight Time, Auckland, Suva Daylight Time|