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The DML2014 Connecting Practices Conference will take place March 6-8, 2014 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference program includes panels, workshops, short talk paper presentations, and Ignite Talks.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP, PAPER AND PANEL PROPOSALS
We welcome workshops, panels and papers along five themes:

BEYOND YOUTH VOICES: Transforming adults, youth, and systems for inclusive social change
Angela Booker

CONNECTING LEARNING INSTITUTIONS: Building learning ecologies and pathways
Elizabeth Babcock

OPEN TECHNOLOGIES FOR LEARNING: Putting the learners in charge
Philipp Schmidt

PLAYING FOR KEEPS: Gameful design for real-world action and social change
Eric Gordon

LEARNING IDENTITIES AND PATHWAYS FOR ALL: Serving non-dominant youth
Nichole Pinkard, DML2014 Conference Chair

PRESENTATION FORMATS
This year we will be accepting proposals in three formats: panels, workshops, and short talks.

PANELS bring four participants or presentations representing a range of ideas and topics together in discussion. Panels are scheduled for 90 minutes and should include a mix of individuals working in areas of research, theory, and practice. We also encourage the use of discussants.

WORKSHOPS provide an opportunity for hands-on exploration and/or problem solving. They can be organized around a core challenge that participants come together to work on, or around a tool, platform, or concept. Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes and should be highly participatory.

SHORT TALKS, are ten-minute talks where presenters speak for ten minutes on their work, research, or a subject relevant to the conference theme and/or sub-themes. The conference committee will organize panels comprised of four to five short talks centered around a common theme.

A preliminary conference schedule will be available January 2014.

Note that each applicant will be limited to participation in no more than two panels at the conference.

Accepted participants will be expected to pay for conference registration, and fund their own travel and accommodation.

 
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