The early-bird deadline for the AAEEBL Annual ePortfolio Conference has been extended from June 21 to June 28. We hope this helps, especially for those who are also looking to join AAEEBL at this time as institutional members and who need the extra time.
Conference landing page — www.aaeebl.org/2013conference — from here, you’ll find links to Monday workshops, registration, the full conference schedule, travel information and more.
Regarding our generous conference discounts: Do you plan to join AAEEBL as an institutional member, or has your institution recently joined? Please remember that it takes a few days to get the institution’s name in the drop-down menu for Annual Conference registration. We do not have a mechanism that automatically populates the drop-down menu with new member institutions, so if you are planning to join to gain both the early-bird and the member discount for the conference, allow 2-3 days prior to the June 28 early-bird deadline so we can send word about your membership to the folks who manage registration who will add your institution to the drop-down menu.
Why join? Just for the conference discounts? We hope not! AAEEBL provides services to the full eportfolio community, mostly for free. When you join, you get a return on your investment — or more — through conference discounts, but your institution’s membership also helps to keep AAEEBL services available and relevant. This coming year, we are moving toward what we hope will be a quantum leap forward with our new Web platform and new programming. We need you and your support, and we hope you find AAEEBL helpful and benefit from our services.
July 8 is the AAEEBL Annual ePortfolio Research Survey deadline! The AAEEBL Annual ePortfolio Research Survey is in full swing, and we’ll share preliminary findings at the Annual Conference in Boston. To read more about the research, go to http://www.aaeebl.org/research, or go use this quick link to go directly to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013aaeebl-survey to respond to the survey.
Please share about this research with colleagues of you’re at an institution and clients if you are one of our corporate partners. Do us a huge favor, and tweet it and post it to any social media site of your choosing. AAEEBL is mightily engaged in social media marketing and sharing, but, as you know, the more help, the better the result! Please lend a hand by sharing and thereby furthering our research efforts related to eportfolio implementation and learning outcomes.
Finally, news you’re all waiting for: AAEEBL’s Twitter hashtag for the 2013 Annual ePortfolio Conference will be #aaeebl2013. We’re looking for a lively discussion from the conference workshops, plenaries and concurrent sessions. The Conference Engagement Team will take a lead and encourage all attendees to join in the conversation!