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2013 Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration

Description: Want a head start on holiday shopping without fighting the crowds? Give the gift that will make a difference...a ticket to the 2013 Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women! Set for February 8, 2013 in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC, the Conference and Celebration are sure to inspire, inform and connect you as you seek to Lead the Change in your life, your community and beyond. Pre-Conference workshops - Small Business Boot Camp - are scheduled for February 7. Join hundreds of women leaders for two days of learning, connecting and empowerment at the 3rd annual Women’s Leadership Conference & Celebration of Inspiring Women to be held February 8, 2013 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Hosted by Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) for Coastal Carolina University, the Women’s Leadership Conference educates, motivates and challenges women to lead change in their own lives, their communities and the world. You can also put a Conference registration or WIPL Membership on your own gift list - and ask that special someone to give YOU a gift that will last long after the holiday decorations are stored away for another year! Register by December 31 and you will automatically be entered to win a drawing for two free nights at the Conference hotel - Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel - and dinner for two at Vidalia's (Restrictions apply). For more information about the Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women, visit our website at www.wiplconference.com.

Start Date: Thursday, February 07, 2013 at 8:00 AM

End Date: Friday, February 08, 2013 at 6:30 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) for Coastal Carolina University

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NetWorks Webinar: Technology Program Review & Recommendations - Evaluating Programs

Description: There is pressure in education systems today to look closely at programs and their value. This webinar discuses inquiries that help program evaluation, such as: Are the program objectives appropriate in light of current workplace trends? If achieved, will they produce graduates who will be able to enter employment at acceptable levels? Does the labor market’s demand justify the number of graduates that the program is producing? To register, visit: http://www.matecnetworks.org/growth.php Event Cost: FREE Organization Info: MATEC NetWorks www.matecnetworks.org/index.php

Start Date: Friday, February 08, 2013 at 1:00 PM

End Date: Friday, February 08, 2013 at 2:30 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
MATEC NetWorks

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Workforce Development Institute (WDI)

Description: The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) will convene the annual Workforce Development Institute (WDI) Wednesday, January 30 through Saturday, February 2, 2013. Designed as a comprehensive program for community college-based workforce service providers, the Workforce Development Institute (WDI) is an annual three-day conference that aims to educate, invigorate, and motivate those who are new to workforce development as well as seasoned practitioners. WDI brings together all the partners, community college professionals, businesses, government leaders, and nonprofit organizations for networking opportunities. It is an event you need to attend. For general information on the sessions and speakers at this event, please see the WDI 2013 Draft Agenda. (PDF) Preconference sessions are on Wednesday, January 30. Plan to come early and stay through the Saturday sessions. Registration and program information for the next WDI will be on this site in September. Book your room now! The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is now taking reservations. More information.Hotel Fraud Alert!The accommodations listed on this page are the only official housing partners associated with AACC’s Workforce Development Institute. While other companies may contact you offering housing, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with AACC’s Workforce Development Institute. Be careful before entering into a financial agreement with any unofficial companies (AKA "Poachers"), as their legitimacy and policies may be questionable and the AACC’s Workforce Development Institute or the American Association of Community Colleges will not be able to provide a resolution to issues related to such reservations.

Start Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

End Date: Saturday, February 02, 2013 at 5:00 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

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Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) National Conference

Description: The FETC brings education leaders and technology experts together to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to integrate different technologies across curricula - from kindergarten to college - while learning about the latest hardware, software, and successful strategies on student technology use. FETC is designed for teachers, principals and deans, district administrators, curriculum designers, media specialists, and technology directors. Register: http://fetc.org/events/florida-educational-technology-conference/home.aspx

Start Date: Monday, January 28, 2013 at 8:00 AM

End Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
Florida Educational Technology Conference

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NACK Webinar - (Three Part Series) Trends in Nano: Technology

Description: Join us as we explore the nexus of chemistry, physics, and biology --- Event Date: January 25, 2013 / Time: 1:00pm ET / Cost: FREE --- The NACK Network offers a live webinar, hosted by MATEC NetWorks, every month to engage and educate --- See complete details and registration links to future and past webinars at http://nano4me.org/webinars.php.

Start Date: Friday, January 25, 2013

End Date: Friday, January 25, 2013

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
NACK Network

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SCME Webinar: Statistical Process Control (SPC) for Technicians

Description: During the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013, SCME will provide six (6) webinars pertaining to Microsystems Technology. These microsystems (MEMS) webinars target Community College, University and high school STEM educators and their students. These webinars are free and are hosted by NetWorks. All of these webinars will be held live so that you can join in on the presentation, ask questions, and interact with the presenters and other participants. Each live webinar will be recorded. This enables you to view them again later, or if you missed the live session, view the webinar for the first time. You can also use the recorded webinar for classroom presentations. Each 90-minute session is presented by subject matter experts and includes screen sharing, live chat, polling, and Q & A between the audience and presenters. For more detailed information on these webinars, call Anna Garden at 505-272-7157. Follow SCME on Facebook for webinar updates, free microsystems Learning Module downloads and up- to- date MEMS information you can use in the classroom. All webinars include an introduction to the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), America’s authority for microsystems (MEMS) education: o Who are we?, o How do we enable educators to teach microsystems?, o How to access our “cleanroom in a box” kits, Learning Modules, and MEMS information via our website.

Start Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM

End Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

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NGCP Webinar: Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Role Models to Inspire Girls in STEM

Description: Role models and mentors can truly make a difference in a girl’s life, especially when it comes to inspiring her to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In honor of National Mentoring Month in January, presenters from Techbridge and FabFems will discuss how to effectively provide role models and mentors for girls, including strategies for recruiting, retaining and recognizing professional volunteers. Participants will experience interactive activities, resources, and role model stories that will help craft engaging experiences that dispel stereotypes and ignite girls' interest in STEM careers. Register: http://www.ngcproject.org/recruiting-training-and-retaining-role-models-inspire-girls-stem.

Start Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM

End Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 12:00 PM

TimeZone: Pacific Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
National Girls Collaborative Project

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Call for Abstracts - Due January 19th, 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference

Description: Call for abstracts and peer-reviewed papers for the 3rd annual ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference. Abstracts - Due January 19, 2013 for the ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference to be held at Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids campus on June 3-4, 2013. Check out our conference website: http://asq.org/conferences/stem-agenda/index.html. Keynotes will include panel discussions on best practices on collaboration between industry and STEM education. The four focus areas for the abstracts and peer reviewed papers are:•Industry Partnerships and Transition to STEM and Engineering Careers,•Higher Education STEM - Improved Learning through Teaching and Communities,•College-Ready in STEM and Transition to College, and •The STEM Gap: Representation and Access in STEM. The topics for the abstracts/conference papers are very relevant to engineering technology education. See this link for more detail and instructions for abstracts and conference papers. http://asq.org/conferences/stem-agenda/call-for-papers.html We invite your participation! Questions? Email us at conference@asqedu.org. Join us for this innovative conference by presenting a paper on your engineering or engineering technology education research and initiatives; or collaborative efforts between STEM education and industry!

Start Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

End Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
ASQ Education Division

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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure & Manage

Description: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure & Manage This is a 5-day distance-learning training starting Monday, January 14th & ending January 18th from 9a.m. - 5p.m. CT This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphereTM, which consists of ESXi and vCenter Server. The course is based on ESXi 5 and vCenter Server 5. Completion of this course satisfies as a prerequisite to take the VMware Certified Professional 5 exam. Faculty participants who complete this course may enroll in any of several more-advanced vSphere courses. See www.vmware.com/education for advanced course options. By instituting this program, VMware seeks to create a collaborative relationship with academic institutions whereby their students may obtain the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) status and other VMware certifications. Participation in VMware vSphere will provide you with VMware vouchers for exams. *Note: This training opportunity is for Teachers/Faculty. Verification of teaching status and institution will be requested. Participatints also will be assisted in the enrollment of their institution into VMWare IT Academy program during or prior to the course as needed. CSSIA is pleased to offer continuing opportunities for faculty attending CSSIA's Faculty Development Workshops (FDW) to obtain graduate credit. Faculty can earn 3 graduate credits through the University of Illinois - Springfield by enrolling in an online course and doing some additional follow-up work (describing how you would integrate FDW knowledge into your programs). Tuition for this option is about $1200, and you would be responsible for paying your own tuition. Your institution also may have a tuition reimbursement program that would support this effort. The University of Illinois - Springfield has been offering graduate credit to community college faculty for events like this for 8 years with great success. For more information, go to https://edocs.uis.edu/tmims1/www/cssia/ PLEASE NOTE: Although there is no cost for the workshop, there will be a no-show fee of $500 billed directly to your institution for each registered individual who fails to cancel their registration a minimum of 10 business days prior to the first session of this course. Organization Info: CSSIA www.cssia.org

Start Date: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM

End Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 at 5:00 PM

TimeZone: Central Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
CSSIA

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California Girls in STEM Forum: Boost Girls' Interest in Engineering through Design Squad Nation

Description: California Girls in STEM (CalGirlS) Forum: Boost Girls' Interest in Engineering through Design Squad Nation Activities and Resources. January 17, 2013; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific. CalGirlS and the Emmy award-winning PBS' Design Squad Nation will host this training to discuss how to boost girls' interest in engineering using multimedia resources and activities from PBS' Design Squad Nation. Members of the education and engineering communities are invited, including afterschool providers, engineers, technical professionals, business partners, members of professional organizations, K-12 educators, and university educators.

Start Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM

End Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM

TimeZone: Pacific Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
National Girls Collaborative Project

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