LEARNTEC 2005 Focuses on Best of American Innovation

September 14, 2004

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY, September 13, 2004 – LEARNTEC 2005 today announced that innovation in American e-Learning will be the highlight of its 13th European Conference and Specialist Trade Fair for Educational and Informational Technology. Beginning February 14 in Karlsruhe, Germany, the conference will offer American businesses the opportunity to expand into this growing international market.

“LEARNTEC is a unique opportunity for American education technology businesses. It brings together key decision makers from higher education, government and corporate sectors in an environment conducive to developing international strategic partnerships and sales channels,” said Dr. Richard Hezel, Hezel Associates. “Last year alone, LEARNTEC had more than 8,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors.”

Opening this year’s conference will be Rezzo Schlauch, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour. Sally M. Johnstone, director of the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, will deliver the keynote address.

In addition to Dr. Hezel, who will be speaking on standards and quality in e-Learning, presenters include representatives from the Harvard Business School, Daimler Chrysler, bridge2think and more. Sessions on business integration and technology; forums for partners, specialists and medium-sized businesses; and workshops for e-Learning beginners and trainers are just some of the features of LEARNTEC 2005.

Other conference highlights include the centrally-located U.S. Pavilion, a shared exhibition venue. A U.S. Department of Commerce trade representative will be at the U.S. Pavilion to assist with pre-conference and conference marketing activities.


Now in its 13th year, LEARNTEC is a central forum for the education technology sector providing an international e-learning platform. LEARNTEC actively promotes the exchange of new developments, products and technologies in the European e-learning market and displays learning processes in politics, culture and management. The United States is the official partner country for LEARNTEC 2005. To learn more about participating in LEARNTEC 2005, visit www.learntec.net


Headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y., Hezel Associates provides research, evaluation and strategic services to national and international clients in education, technology, publishing and business. The firm has earned a distinguished national reputation as a leading expert in distance education research and consulting. Clients such as the U.S. Department of Education, the World Health Organization, Habitat for Humanity International, the Public Broadcasting Service and Regis University have relied on Hezel Associates’ recommendations to make strategic decisions and create and implement policies. The company was founded in 1987 by Dr. Richard T. Hezel, a leading research-oriented consultant in the field of education technology. For further information about Hezel Associates, visit www.hezel.com