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iMoot 2013 Conference Information

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1 What is an iMoot?

iMoot - Engaging the Global Moodle Community

iMoot is an annual event where the Moodle community of over 32 million users are provided the opportunity to join together on a global scale. This web based event engages a global audience of Moodle practitioners, administrators and decision makers in one event for an online e-conference with a difference!

Objectives

Our core aim is to ignite the sense of community and sharing for which Open Source and in particular Moodle is famous.  An event for a meeting of minds to share the best of each of us with the others.

When Will The iMoot Be Held?

This years iMoot will once again run over a four day period from Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th of May 2013.

As this is an international conference it should be noted that this date is listed as GMT or General Moodle Time. As the home of Moodle is Perth Australia this means these dates are based on a time difference of +8. Don't we all just love the wonders of international timezones? ;)

1.1 Conference Location

iMoot2013 is a "Virtual Conference" running online 24 hours a day from Thursday 23 May to Monday 27 May 2013.

Why a virtual conference?

We recognised a couple of years ago that globally there are numerous "Moots" held around the world. Each Moot has been attracting experts within their region as well as practitioners to a single location where they could share their knowledge and connect. While it is fantastic, it is limited to just that region and typically just those who could make it to attend.

An iMoot aims to bring all these people together into ONE PLACE to truly unite the global Moodle Community, to allow both Experts and Practitioners to connect together at a single time to share ideas, thoughts and pedagogy across languages, timezones and borders.

2 Our Theme "Open"

iMoot Theme

The theme for this year's presentations is “OPEN”. So much can come from one word and we see this one in particular having very strong ties with Moodle. What do we mean by this? Think of open education, open communities, open courseware, open licensing, open source and more. The list goes on. At it's core however we see “OPEN” is about collaboration, sharing and removing barriers. Each of these are at the core of what Moodle is all about.

Now that our theme is established, we are seeking presentations that fit within this theme to broadcast to the global community. While it is obvious that Moodle specific presentations are welcomed, we are also wanting to hear talks on how you or your organisation have embraced "OPEN" ideals. Some examples are below:

If you think you have a presentation that would suit the theme, please be sure to submit it to our database. All presenters at iMoot receive free access to the entire event.

3 Conference Participants

iMoot2013 aims to bring together academics and professionals globally whose shared interest is of course Moodle as well as Open Source Education initiatives.

iMoot2013 is expected to attract 1000+ international delegates. Specifically, we will bring together leading figures from around the world in a series of keynote addresses, panel sessions and workshops including "how to's and case-studies" for novices through to experts.

A wide spectrum of professionals in e-learning, experienced as well as newcomers; will be attending the conference. They represent global organizations from the following sectors:

4 Connect Online with iMoot

Get ConnectedGetting Connected

This year we want to make sure more people know about iMoot2013 than ever. Make sure you join our groups on the below listed popular Social Networking sites and share the links with your friends and help us bring the community together for the biggest iMoot ever!


Facebook Group

Official Twitter Account

LinkedIn Group


Twitter Stats from iMoot 2012

Check out what is happened in the Twitter stream last year. Maybe join in the discussion.

   Tweet Visualiser

5 Conference Streams

The conference has been broken up into three streams that will run alongside each other. Participants are encouraged to jump between streams to attend the presentations that interest them the most. Click the icons below to find out about each stream.

A schedule of confirmed presenters will be available late March 2013.

PLEASE NOTE: The default timezone is Australia/Perth (because that's the home of Moodle!). If you are logged into the site then it will adjust for the timezone set in your profile.

How To Sessions

Case Studies

Academic Papers

5.1 How To's

How To'sPractical

The "How To" stream of the conference is dedicated to practitioners sharing their knowledge on how to create useful, innovative and practical activities, resources and scenarios.

We aim to attract a range of speakers to cover a range of levels ranging from beginner to intermediate and advanced so that the "How To" sessions can provide useful tips for not just experienced Moodlers but those who are just starting out as well.

The sessions can cover Moodle tools as well as integrations for social networking and other external tools. Also to be considered would be Administrative "How To" sessions on topics such as maintenance, security and server setups.

5.2 Case Studies

Case StudiesExperiential

The "Case Study" stream aims to provide sessions that give a snapshot of the experiences of schools and institutions which have ventured into Moodle and Open Source education in which they can share the issues they faced and what they feel are the benefits and challenges.

Sessions are encouraged to be without bias and to reflect true expereinces of Educators and Administrators.

5.3 Academic Papers

Academic Papers

Theory

The "Academic Papers" stream is for the theory and pedagogy side of the conference. We are welcoming both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of education and elearning focused topics using a range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods.

Papers may also be based on current projects which are either at the proposal stage or are work in progress as long as they meet the conference themes.

6 Conference Registration

This year's iMoot will be held from Thursday 23rd May to Monday 27th May 2013 (Perth Time).

The standard conference registration fee is $80 AUD. 

To register,

1. Sign up for a new account and follow the instructions;

2. Use the link below to enrol on the registration course, pay using the Paypal button.

Registration includes:

For more information on iMoot please click here. To register today just click the image below.

Register Today

7 Conference Sponsorship

Become part of iMoot and engage the Global Moodle Community

iMoot is an annual event where the Moodle community of over 32 million users are provided the opportunity to join together on a global scale.  This web based event will provide sponsors the opportunity to reach a global audience of Moodle practitioners, administrators and decision makers in one event for an online e-conference with a difference!

With no-advertising the innaugural conference held in January 2010 attracted 400 attendees from over 30 countries as well as 24 expert speakers. iMoot2011 was even larger with nearly 900 attendees from 39 countries and iMoot2013 promises to be even bigger!

Don't miss the opportunity to be involved in iMoot2013 as sponsorship opportunities are limited!


To register your interest in sponsoring this event please complete the
iMoot Sponsor Application Form
and then email it back to us on
sponsorships@imoot.org


Present Sponsor

Sponsor + Present


  • Small Logo (110px x 110px) on the iMoot homepage with hyperlink
  • Logo on the iMoot sponsorship page with hyperlink
  • iMoot tweet announcing your involvement reaching our global audience
  • A 30 minute mini-session in the program (pending approval of speaker/content)
    or
  • Direct sponsorship of a Panel session
  • Logo on title screen of EVERY iMoot presentation
  • 2 free virtual seats to attend the conference online (These can be given to clients)

Cost: AU$600

Sponsor

Sponsor


  • Small Logo (110px x 110px) on the iMoot homepage with hyperlink
  • Logo on the iMoot sponsorship page with hyperlink
  • Logo on title screen of EVERY iMoot presentation
  • 1 free virtual seat to attend confernce online (This can be given to clients)

Cost: AU$250

Sponsor in Kind

Sponsor in kind


This sponsorship level is for Partners who can provide a technology or service that would assist the conference. We are open to discussions with vendors and solutions providers on a "per case" basis. Please fill in a Sponsorship form and list your proposal or Contact Us via the link on the right of this page.
  • Logo on the iMoot sponsorship page with 50 word company description
  • iMoot tweet announcing your involvement reaching our global audience
  • Additional options may be available depending on level of involvement

Cost: Services/Technology offered