E-Agenda International Summit Focuses on Mission Critical Issues in e-Education

September 8, 2004

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, September 7, 2004 – Thought leaders and visionaries are set to attend the fifth and final e-Agenda global event to take place December 12-14, 2004 in San Diego. Co-hosted by Griffith University, Queensland, Australia and San Diego State University, summit participants will contribute to the development of a bold plan to see e-Learning and e-Knowledge included in the core business of organizations.

The e-Agenda International Summit will bring together leaders from education, industry and government who are committed to identifying mission critical issues, promoting leadership and innovation and returning tangible benefits to individuals, organizations and society at large.

“The highly participative and innovative nature of the e-Agenda International Summit offers participants the opportunity to benefit from the best of a year of meetings around the globe,” said Darien Rossiter, co-convener. “Just a few weeks ago, more than 150 participants and industry experts attended the e-Agenda International Roundtable on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia to discuss issues facing e-Learning, e-Training and e-Knowledge.”

Themes from the Roundtable will be included in the e-Agenda International Summit, in addition to selections from international forums held earlier this year.

“One of the great things about e-Agenda is that it brings together the pioneers in the industry. There is a great exchange of innovative approaches and there is debate,” said Tom Reeves, College of Education, The University of Georgia, Athens, USA. “But what is even better about e-Agenda is that it also offers solutions.”

Over 500 participants are expected to attend the e-Agenda International Summit, which will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Executive partners include Blackboard Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Apple Computer, Hezel Associates, LLC., Harvest Road Ltd., Sentient and the Queensland Department of Education and the Arts.

Early bird registration continues through September 17. For more information about e-Agenda, including registration, travel and accommodations, and program details, please visit www.eagenda.cc or contact Betsy Bedigian at Hezel Associates, 315.422.3512 or betsy@hezel.com

Engaging over 1,000 leaders, executives and visionaries from the education, industry, and government sectors, e-Agenda is an initiative that investigates and challenges e-Learning, e-Training and e-Knowledge agendas through international events and activities. Proceedings in 2004 include International Forums in Atlanta, USA, Oxford, UK, and Singapore; an International Roundtable at the Gold Coast, Australia; and the International Summit in San Diego, USA. e-Agenda is sponsored by Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.