ICICLE Update: June 2018

ICICLE participants,

Join us for our monthly community call June 21st at 11am EDT. We'll be meeting as usual via https://join.me/IEEE-ICICLE and the call is scheduled for one hour's length.

An agenda will be posted here.

It's been a very busy month for ICICLE and we have some exciting news to share.

  • Dorothy Gordon has joined our Advisory Board. She is Council Member at FOSS for Africa and is Former Director General of the Advanced Information Technology Institute at the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence

  • Several new organizations have joined ICICLE including the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and the Virginia Serious Games Institute at George Mason University.

  • EDUCAUSE Review published an article about ICICLE last month and we currently have articles in the queue in several other places.

  • We have secured the venue in Arlington, Virginia and are in the process of securing the accommodations for the May 2019 ICICLE Conference. Website registration will open around July 5th.

  • Several of our members are presenting work on Learning Engineering and representing ICICLE at conferences around the world including next week at the London Festival of Learning. We'll provide all the deets on tomorrow's call.

  • ADL's iFEST conference takes place this August. They have graciously offered a discount to all LTSC and ICICLE members. ICICLE will be holding a face-to-face community meeting immediately before the conference on Monday, August 27, at 8:30am. Please see the ICICLE website for further information. 

The Conference Committee has been doing a ton of work and now things are starting to get real on the logistics for the conference. Our Treasurer, Olivia Blackmon, and I are starting the work of fundraising for the conference. If you represent an entity who may be interested in supporting the conference, please contact me directly at shelly@yetanalytics.com and let's discuss. A full prospectus for supporters including a breakdown of tiers of support will be available when the registration site launches on or near July 5th.

Looking forward to our conversation,

Shelly Blake-Plock, Chair