Indianapolis — The CILC Symposium, title sponsored by AT&T, will convene educators from across the nation to address issues and opportunities related to interactive videoconferencing (IVC) and collaborative technologies. Participants will gather in Indianapolis for the event, slated for Tuesday, Nov. 13 — Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007. Additional participants will connect remotely via streaming and collaboration technologies.

The Format
Through Topical Panels, educators will join in-depth discussions ranging from new applications in videoconferencing and online collaboration technologies to international connectivity. Birds of a Feather sessions will enable participants with like roles and responsibilities to share their insights and challenges. Throughout the Symposium, colleagues and leaders in the field will have substantial opportunities to network. The Vendor Showcase will highlight the latest in collaborative technologies.

Sustainability
"The Symposium won´t end once the onsite event concludes," said Ruth E. Blankenbaker, executive director of the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), which is organizing the event. "Through the Online CILC Symposium Community, discussions and collaboration will continue indefinitely. Plus, both onsite and remote participants will have ongoing access to the archived webcasts."

Participants
The CILC Symposium is designed to meet the needs of K-20 teachers, administrators, and media/technology/network specialists; state, consortia, and district leaders; IVC content providers and professional development providers; and collaborative technology vendors.

Sponsors
AT&T is the CILC Symposium´s title sponsor. Additional sponsors to date include Elluminate, ENA, Polycom, Safari Video Library Company, Sensory Technologies, Tandberg and VBrick. "We greatly appreciate the support of our sponsors, who help us keep the registration costs affordable for educators," Blankenbaker said.

Registration
Onsite registration includes full access to the two-day event and the ongoing CILC Online Community. Webcast-only registration allows registrants to observe Topical Panels as they happen and participate in discussions with other remote participants via collaborative technologies. Early bird registration deadline is Sept. 30, 2007; final deadline is October 30, 2007. The conference host location is University Place Conference Center in Indianapolis. For more information or to register, visit www.cilcsymposium.org or call 866-474-5226.

About CILC
The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) transforms learning through videoconferencing and collaborative technologies. Drawing from 13 years of experience, CILC is a not-for-profit organization that provides educators access to resources that enhance learning, while saving time and money. CILC´s Professional Development Center connects educators with quality staff developers from around the nation. Consulting services provide technical assistance for the integration and implementation of collaborative technologies. And educational content from more than 140 providers around the world, available via videoconferencing, meets national K-12 curriculum standards. CILC helps educators build capacity to do more with less. For more information, please visit www.cilc.org.

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