The 1997 EDEN Annual Conference


The 1997 EDEN Annual Conference will be hosted by:
The Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.


23-25 June 1997.

Conference theme:


Programme Organising Committee includes:

Professor Georges van der Perre, President of EuroPACE 2000, Belgium (Chair)

Professor Károly Kocsis, Rector, Acting Vice-President, National Council of Distance Education (Co-Chair)

Professor László Méray, Co-Chair of the Local Organising Committee, Hungary

Dr András Benedek, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Hungary

Mr Claudio Dondi, SCIENTER, Italy

Mr Marc Durando, Head of SOCRATES Technical Assistance Office

Professor Boris Galabov, National Centre for Distance Education, Bulgaria

Mr Kari Lampikoski, Director of Research and Development, Institute of Marketing, Finland

Dr Gottfried Leibbrandt, National Commission for UNESCO, The Netherlands

Mr Richard Lewis, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Student, Tutorial and Regional Services, Open University

Profesor Valery Meskov, Deputy Chairman, Russian State Committee for Higher Education

Professor Michel Moreau, Rector, CNED, France

Professor Jacques Vauthier, Co-Chair of the EDEN-EADTU Joint Task Force

Mr James Wimberley, Head of Higher Education Section, Council of Europe

Ms Judy Frankl, Executive Secretary, EDEN


The conference will consist of plenaries with invited, keynote speakers, parallel sessions with speakers submitting papers, special workshops, panel discussions and presentations of case studies addressing different aspects of the theme. Exhibition space will also be available for ODL networks, providers of ODL and/or related advanced information technology. There will also be a cultural programme.

Themes for abstracts and workshop sessions

Contributions are invited for consideration by the Programme Committee, on the following themes:

Single mode, dual mode, mixed mode:
New applications, new clients and shareholders of ODL
Distance, openness, flexibility:
diversification of ODL
New partnerships:
East-West collaboration
EU Programmes:
Their impact and achievements
The new driving force:
Advanced technology in ODL
Trans-European networks and organisations:
Their role in ODL

Please send your 250 words abstract before: 15 January to:

EDEN Secretariat UK
PO Box 92, Milton Keynes MK7 DX, UK
Tel: ++ 44 (0) 1908 654147
Fax:++ 44 (0) 1908 654374

Further details may be obtained from the EDEN Secretariat UK. Final manuscripts will be required by 30 April 1997 in order that they may be available at the conference. Registration forms for the conference will be available in January 1997.

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