Sea food

The whole event is going to be quite memorable. The 4th Plymouth e-Learning Conference in April is attracting delegates from all over the world and is shaping up into what will be a great two-day event. So far, delegates have registered from Australia, New Zealand, and from all over Europe, Russia, Jordan, Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria, the list goes on. The most interesting recent development is that on Friday I finally managed to negotiate the venue for the conference dinner which will be held on Thursday 23rd April. We will be enjoying our meal in the wonderful surroundings of the Atlantic Reef area in the National Marine Aquarium, located on Plymouth's Historic Barbican area. I can't think of a more spectacular indoor venue for a dinner than the Atlantic Reef. There are only 110 tickets available for the dinner, and over 60 have already been snapped up. There will be welcome drinks, a fully licenced bar, a four course dinner (fish is on the menu) and a tour of the entire National Marine Aquarium - and we will have it all to ourselves!

The venue for the two day conference is also a sight to behold. The Roland Levinsky building has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. It is a superb conference venue. We have around 80 papers scheduled for presentation during the two days, as well as a number of demonstrations such as the 3-D immersion cinema and Learning Labs facilities, and a whole host of workshops, on subjects such as Web 2.0, mobile technologies, micro-blogging and e-assessment. A large contingent of e-learning researchers and students from Germany, Poland and Ireland will also be attending the conference as representatives of the Atlantis Project. Atlantis will have its own special track at the conference. One and two day tickets for the conference are still available, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Several major exhibitors will be present at the event and there will be plenty of great opportunities for networking in and around the excellent atrium of the Levinsky building. Oh, and did I mention the three keynote speeches? I promised another Devon Cream Tea and that's what we will have, at tea time on the second day! On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, here's your invitation.... I really hope you will be able to join us.

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