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EUNIS Virtual Congress: save the dates 8-12 June 2020

EUNIS Virtual Congess will replace the face-to-face event and will be run online! Save the dates:

We are making progress in planning the sessions within the new format of the Congress. The submitted abstracts have been reviewed and many authors are already eager to present on-line!

Among the confirmed presentations COVID -19: Education’s Evolving Response by Tony Sheehan from Gartner.

“COVID-19 has catalyzed the world’s largest ever online learning experiment and is challenging education leaders to embed new digital capabilities to address fundamentally different challenges.
This session will address the need to:

  •     Look back on the learning continuity phase we have just completed
  •     Analyze where we are today and
  •     Position the organization to navigate our uncertain future.”

We will update you on the specific timeline. For now save the date in your calendar for on-line sessions. The programme and more information will be available soon!

EUNIS 2020 Virtual Congress: 9 -12 June 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, EUNIS has decided to cancel the face-to-face event for the Annual Congress that was planned for 9–12 June at the University of Helsinki and replace it by an on-line event at the same dates!

We are now planning a new virtual format for the meetings with the involvement of our Special Interest Groups. The submitted abstracts have been reviewed and some authors are already willing to present on-line.

We will update you on the specific timeline as soon as it is available. For now save the date in your calendar for on-line sessions during the original EUNIS Congress. More information soon!

EUNIS Award for AV-enabled Education Space

This award program is new this year and has been developed through a collaborative partnership between EUNIS and Avixa.

The aim is to recognise innovative use of audiovisual technology that improves learning outcomes in higher education. It celebrates great design where AV is an integral component of enabling the education.

We had an excellent set of entries and have made awards in three categories:

•    Winner AV enabled classroom space: KU Leuven – Hybrid classroom
•    Winner AV enabled lab or maker educational space:Indiana University – Idea Garden
•    Winner AV enabled multifunction educational space: Amsterdam UMC – Multi-functional active learning space

The Overall Winner of the EUNIS Award for Best Overall AV-enabled Education Space is:
KU Leuven for the Hybrid classroom.

You will have the opportunity to hear from our winners during our virtual Congress 2020.

All of the award entries are also being considered for the Avixa global AV experience awards which cover all industry sectors.

EUNIS Congress 2020: cancelled

We are saddened to announce that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are forced to cancel the EUNIS2020 Congress at the University of Helsinki in June.
We are really sorry to all those who had submitted their abstracts for the review that are not able to present their findings at the Congress. However, the review process of extended abstracts is running, and from the end of April, you will know about the acceptation or not of your abstract submission. If your abstract is accepted by the Scientific Committee, EUNIS will propose you to publish it on its European Journal of Higher Education Information Technology. Further information will be sent directly to the authors.

EUNIS Special Interest Groups and Task Forces are now focused on organizing online activities, but as things are still in the planning stage, we ask your patience for further announcements on this.

The Board of EUNIS and the Organising Committee of the Congress 2020 will also discuss in the next future the opportunity to set virtual meetings on dedicated subjects. These virtual meetings could include presentation of full papers, and you will be informed about them.

Once again, we are very sorry for any inconvenience and the cancellation which is absolutely necessary regarding the dramatic coronavirus epidemic conditions.

Call for abstracts for the EUNIS 2020 Congress extended till 2 March

We have extended the call for abstracts for EUNIS 2020 Congress until 2 March 2020. Please send your submission as soon as possible via the presentation portal and find more information on the process here.

The Congress presents an opportunity for sharing experiences amongst international specialists, users, researchers, decision-makers, and teaching staff from all over Europe. The event provides an ideal audience to present and publish the latest results of research, development, and deployment of Information Technology in HEIs.

Conference tracks include e.g. the digitalization of learning and teaching, ICT in research, software development as well as leadership and management. Detailed information on the tracks is available here.

The Congress will be held on 10–12 June 2020 and the pre-Congress workshops organized by the EUNIS Task Force and Special Interest Groups are held the day before on 9 June. The registration will open soon.

Please send all inquiries about EUNIS 2020 to our Congress e-mail address at eunis2020@helsinki.fi!