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Anyone up for a beer

October 11th, 2007 by Graham Attwell

I am on the road for much of the next two weeks.

Sunday, I go to Lisbon where I am taking part in a panel discussion at the e-Learning Lisboa Conference. And Tuesday evening I move on to Barcelona where I am speaking at the UOC UNESCO Chair in eLearning IV International Seminar being organised by the Open University of Catalonia.

Early Friday morning I travel back up north to the European e-Portfolio conference at Maastricht where – together with Serge Revet – I am organising a workshop on Personal and Organisational Learning Environments.

Then a couple of days break. On October 24th and 25th I will be speaking at a meeting on ‘Trainers in Europe’ in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Will try and make as much of the papers, slides and the rest available here. In truth its not all new – quite a bit of stuff will be remixed – though with some new takes I hope. So for each event i will try to put up a post providing links to different resources about the presentation – if only for those new to this blog.

In the meantime, if any of you are attending any of these events and would like to meet up for a beer, just drop me a line.

One Response to “Anyone up for a beer”

  1. Dirk Stieglitz says:

    No more beer please. 😉

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