PeLC is reborn!

It may have escaped your attention, but the Plymouth e-Learning Conference has been repurposed. Now in its 7th year, the event has been evolving steadily, from a one day local event for teachers in 2004 into the present 3-day international learning technology event. PeLC was long overdue for a face-lift and a new identity.

Firstly, we looked at the name. We took the decision last year that the 'e' in the name was a bit of a nonsense. It didn't mean that much anymore. There was no point in using it to represent 'electronic', which in itself is a little passe now. But there was also no point in removing it, because the 'e' was a significant part of the identity of the conference. So we decided that the 'e' actually stood for enhanced. So there you have the new identity - it is now officially the Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference or PELeCON. There is more than a tip of the hat here in the direction of the Pelican Fringe - the PeLC Fringe Website from 2009.

In the past, the conference has attracted delegates from all over the world, from Canada to New Zealand and all points in between. We have had a prestigious list of prominent keynote speakers over the years too, including, in chronological order, Stephen Molyneaux, Gilly Salmon, Mark Stiles, Graham Attwell, Mike Blamires, Josie Fraser, David White, Stephen Heppell, John Davitt, Jane Seale and Shelly Terrell - a kind of who's who in e-Learning. I promise that the PeLC 2012 keynotes will add further to the roll of honour.

As you can see, the conference has also been rebranded. The logo above is the new graphic we will be using on all our publicity, products and events in future. PELeCON also has its own Twitter account (@pelecon), which you can follow to keep up to date with the latest news from the conference and its community. And finally, we have a completely new website at this link. Visit the site to read all about the conference themes and call for papers, submit your proposals (open on November 11), find announcements of keynotes and special events, book your attendance, submit your proposals, book exhibition space, read about the social events and find local accommodation. This blog will also carry more news in the coming weeks as the planning of the conference begins to gain momentum, culminating in the full three day international event next year, on April 18-20. I hope to see you there.

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Katie Cumlander said…
Hello Mr. Wheeler,

My name is Katie Cumlander I am a student at the University of South Alabama where I am enrolled in a class called EDM 310. As one of my assignments, I have to read and keep up with your blogs. I am happy to hear that your program for PELeCON is blossoming and booming. I hope that it continues to do that so more people can assemble and learn and educate one another. Once again I will be sending you comments for the next week. Thank you for your posts.
Steve Wheeler said…
Hi Katie. I'm very pleased you are following my blog as a part of your course. What have you learned as a result of doing so? Looking forward to further comments from you.

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