About ePortfolio 2007
ePortfolio 2007 is the key international event for the growing community of professionals interested in, and working with, ePortfolios. It brings together policy-makers, researchers, teachers, trainers, human resource managers and technologists. As a thematic event devoted to one domain, it allows an in-depth and broad exploration of the issues - and results in real outcomes. Past events have resulted in the creation of national and international networks, contribution to ePortfolio policy, the launch of the ePortfolio for All campaign, progress in ePortfolio interoperability through the Plugfest, transnational projects and numerous publications. The aims of this year’s conference are to build on this work and focus in particular on the role of the ePortfolio in the development and implementation of lifelong employability.
Who should attend ePortfolio Maastricht 2007?
The 5th International ePortfolio Conference is expected to bring together between 400 to 500 delegates from 35 countries. This objective is in line with the constant progression of the number of conference delegates, and moreover, with the number of ePortfolio initiatives worldwide as well as the commitment of the group of Dutch professionals who are supporting the initiative.
Delegates will be decision makers from the human resource, employment and industry sectors, the education and training sector, as well as public authorities, reflecting the lifelong and life-wide use of ePortfolios today.
It was in 2003 in Poitiers, France, that EIfEL organised the first International ePortfolio Conference, attracting delegates from 20 different countries. It was also during that event that EIfEL first exposed its vision that "by 2010, every citizen will have an ePortfolio !" Since then, EIfEL has organised and co-organised a series of ePortfolio events and conferences, in Europe and worldwide, in North America and Asia Pacific.
Last year over 300 delegates, came from 27 countries, the largest groups being from the UK and The Netherlands. Many delegates were from an education and training background, there was also a large representation from public authorities. associations, foundations, eLearning suppliers, large organisations and SMEs.
About the main annual international conference:
• ePortfolio Poitiers, 2003: 140 delegates from 20 countries
• ePortfolio La Rochelle, 2004: 180 delegates, from 18 countries
• ePortfolio Cambridge, 2005: 240 delegates, from 24 countries
• ePortfolio Oxford, 2006: 300 delegates from 28 countries
After France then United Kingdom, EIfEL has chosen The Netherlands as next hosting country for the 5th ePortfolio International conference. Our choice recognises the leadership The Netherlands plays in Europe and the strong commitment of the Dutch ePortfolio community to make this event a European and international success, a key milestone on the path towards the objective to provide every citizen, community and organisation with the best possible technology to develop individual and social capital, support economic growth and inclusion, encourage quality and innovation.
Maastricht celebrates EuropeTwo European treaties... Two European milestones...
Fifty years ago: the Treaty of Rome.
Fifteen years ago: the Treaty of Maastricht.
Historic events that deserve to be celebrated!
And this is exactly what Maastricht will be doing in 2007, with an extensive programme of festivities in collaboration with industries and businesses, administrators, public institutions and cultural organisations within
the European Union.
For additional information, please visit: www.maastricht.eu