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LINC 2007 Conference: Schedule of Events

**Recent updates made** (October 10, 2007)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

  • Arrive Amman, Jordan during the day on Saturday, October 27, 2007.
  • Travel by bus or car to LINC Conference venue -The King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center and area hotels at the Dead Sea. Travel to and from Dead Sea facilities generously provided by the Jordanian Economic & Social Association of Retired Servicemen and Veterans and other LINC sponsors. To make these airport arrival arrangements, please contact Patty Eames at
  • Saturday, October 27, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Two half-day Pre-Conference Workshops. These workshops are optional and complimentary to conference registration.
    • Policies and Programs that Support the Implementation of ICT, Education Reform, and Economic Development: A Half-Day Hands-On Workshop – Dr. Robert Kozma and Intel World Ahead Program
    • Blended Model of Education Delivery – Carlos Garcia, Higher Education Division Manager, and Alex MacDonald, Universal Knowledge Solutions (UKS)
  • On the evening of Saturday, October 27: all conference participants and guests are invited to the Welcome Reception at the Marriott Dead Sea Hotel, 6:00 – 7:30pm

Sunday, October 28 – Monday, October 29, 2007

  • Sunday, October 28, and Monday, October 29, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.: The LINC Conference – plenary sessions, parallel sessions, paper fair.
  • Sunday evening, October 28: General Reception, sponsored by Alpha-Creative 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (location: Marriott Dead Sea - Arysha Terrace)
  • Sunday evening, October 28: Gala Dinner at The King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
    Martin Dougiamas, Moodle, “Creating Sustainable Educational Communities with Open Source Software"

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

  • Tuesday, October 30: All participants who choose to remain are invited to join tour of historic Petra. Tour starts at 7:00 a.m. Return to Dead Sea at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

  • Wednesday, October 31: All participants invited to fly on to Dubai for a follow-on meeting.
  • Evening of Wednesday, October 31: Gala welcoming dinner, Murjan Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah: 8:00 p.m.
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Kozma

Thursday, November 1, 2007

  • Ministerial Session: 10.30 to 11.30 a.m.
    H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
    Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, Federal Minister of Education, Pakistan
    H.E. Dr. Adnan Badran, ex-Prime Minister, Jordan

  • Break: 11.30 to 11.45 a.m.

  • Keynote Speakers Session: 11.45 to 2.00 p.m.
    Dr. Richard C. Larson, MIT, USA
    Dr. Walid Moussa, President, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

    Dr. Raúl Medina-Mora, CEO, Vision Mexico, Mexico
    Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Vice President, eTQM College, UAE
    Dr. Naveed Malik, Rector, Pakistan Virtual University, Pakistan
    Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Director, HCT, UAE
    Jonathan Renaudon-Smith, Managing Director, EMEA, Ink Media Inc., USA
    Keynote Speaker from Qatar Supreme Education Council

  • Lunch: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
    Dr. Jack Wilson, President, University of Massachusetts, MA, USA

  • Group Discussions Session: 2.45 to 4.00 p.m.

  • Closing Session: 4.00 to 4.30 p.m.
  • LINC 2007 adjourns and participants return home or stay on in Dubai for touring and meetings.