The Future of Megaconference Jr.
Thank you to all the students, teachers and technologists who have participated in Megaconference Jr. over the past 10 years. It has been a pleasure and privilege to work with so many talented, dedicated and knowledgeable people. We have learned a great deal about other cultures, customs, educational systems and most of all you the people. We hope you will take what you have learned and experienced and share it with everyone you meet. We believe strongly that only by knowing others in cultures and parts of the world other than our own we can begin to break down cultural barriers and hopefully find a way to world peace.
Megaconference Jr. has been wonderfully successful on that note. However at this time the planners are unfortunately unable to continue the huge amount of work and time required to continue this large, global volunteer-led project. We would be happy to help anyone who is interested in continuing the work or talk to any potential sponsors who might want to help see the project continue. Feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Until we meet again we say our farewell as our co-founder has closed each conference- "Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Goodnight."
Megaconference Jr. 2013
Megaconference Jr., now in its 10th year, is a FREE international program designed to give students in elementary through secondary schools around the world the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and contribute to each other’s learning in real time, using advanced multi-point video conferencing technology.
Megaconference Jr. addresses local and national curriculum standards in multiple subject areas. It will also help students and teachers develop the capacity to effectively utilize high-speed networks, videoconferencing and other emerging technologies to enhance learning experiences.
Megaconference Jr. is open to K-20 classrooms (students ages 5-23) all around the world. It is designed to be “student-driven” thus we encourage students to do the planning and presenting on their own, with support from their teachers, coach and/or experts in the field to help them through the process.
Internet2 University members, RONs, SEGPs, international MoU partners and appropriate governmental and educational agencies will be involved in providing high speed connectivity, videoconferencing facilities, technical support and other services to the K-12 participants.
This year’s event will run from 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM EDT (UTC -4). The 13 hour duration will make it possible for schools from many time zones to participate.
How You Can Participate
There are several ways schools around the world can participate.
VJ Teams – Schools can apply to be a VJ team. VJ teams help to moderate the event by introducing each session/event during the day. VJ teams sign up for a specific block of time to run. Typically about 1 hour in length. To be a VJ team in the 2013 event, please send email to email@example.com.
Presenting Site – Schools can submit a presentation proposal for consideration as part of the schedule of the day. Presentations can be on any topic and for any grade range. Presentations that incorporate additional participating sites and encourage interactivity are strongly encouraged. To submit a presentation, please first Register and then use the Proposal Form to submit your proposal.
Participant/Viewer - Schools can register to be an interactive H.323 participant site in the event. To register to be an interactive participant site, simply fill out the Registration form on the Register Tab.
Live Web Stream – Schools can simply choose to watch the live webstream on the day of the event using a web browser. No advanced registration is required to view the live webstream.
General Registration Opens and Call for Interactive Proposals – December 13, 2012
Deadline for Interactive Proposals - March 1, 2013
Notification of Proposal Acceptance – March 8, 2013
General Registration Closes – March 22, 2013
Testing and Rehearsals - January through April, 2013
Megaconference Jr. - May 2, 2012
Steering Committee Partners