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Recent Conferences of Note:
5th APEC Education Ministerial Conference
May 21-23, 2012, Gyeongju, Korea
The theme of this year’s conference was “Future Challenges and Educational Responses: Fostering Global, Innovative, and Cooperative Education”.  Education ministers from 21 APEC member economies gathered together to seek ways to achieve creative growth and education cooperation to support economic cooperation. Check back for event recaps.

Mark Your Calendar:
2012 2nd International Conference on Economic, Education and Management (ICEEM 2012)
June 1-2, 2012, Shanghai, China
ICEEM 2012 is a meta-conference for researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to connect with international research communities for the worldwide dissemination and sharing of ideas for research in the field of economic, education and management. The 2-day conference will foster the building of research communities in the field of computers in education.

Comparative Education Society in Europe, 25th Conference
June 18-21, 2012, Salamanca, Spain
The topic of the Conference, “Empires, Post-coloniality and Interculturality: Comparative Education between Past, Post, and Present”, reflects some of the major scholarly issues in which academics, researchers, policy analysts and students in the field of comparative education are currently concerned and engaged.

Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2012)
June 18-21, 2012, Toronto, Canada
The CICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap and promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy.

PGL12: 2012 Partnership for Global Learning Annual Conference
June 29-30, 2012 New York, New York
The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning annual conference is dedicated to preparing American students to be globally competent and ready for college. The two-day event connects educators, business leaders, policymakers and resource providers to share best practices, build partnerships and advance policies to ensure the next generation is ready to lead in an interconnected world.

Attaining and Sustaining Mass Higher Education
September 17-19, 2012, Paris, France
This is the biennial general conference of the OECD’s Programme for Institutional Management in Higher Education. The conference will examine issues and challenges such as how to manage access, quality and accountability, funding and financing, institutional diversity, internationalisation, technology and the academic workforce. The goal is to identify longer-term trends and will include analyses of national and institutional policies, case studies and the latest research from the OECD and elsewhere. The Conference will bring together many different perspectives and look at the issues at the international, national, institutional, or sub-institutional level.