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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 member success in global AV awards

We are delighted to announce that a EUNIS member institution has made it into the finals of the Avixa AV Experience Awards.

The ‘Newsroom’ at City, University of London, is one of four finalists in the category Best Flexible Space Experience. Competition is fierce as they are competing against a social media analytics facility in the US, an Amazon facility in India and a sports complex in Qatar. We wish City all the very best. The winners will be announced in June.

Call for candidates to the EUNIS Board of Directors 2020

We are actively seeking new candidatures to the EUNIS Board from the regular members of EUNIS as two current board members will not be running for re-election in 2020. If, as a regular member representative, you are interested in putting forward your candidature to act on the Board of Directors of EUNIS, we kindly ask you to send an email by close of business on 21st of May 2020 with a short biography, photo and outlining the motivation of your interest to:
Mr. John Murphy, EUNIS Executive Secretary: execsec@eunis.org
The Board of Directors of EUNIS commits itself to make all efforts to solicit candidatures of excellently qualified female candidates to run for vacant board positions, in line with the policy of an inclusive and diverse organisation.
The EUNIS 2020 General Assembly (GA) will be scheduled during the Virtual EUNIS Congress which will run from the 8th-12th June 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Virtual EUNIS Congress will replace the “face to face” Congress originally planned for Helsinki on the same dates.

All official representatives of EUNIS Members are entitled to take part in the GA meeting. This forum is where the decisions related to the EUNIS’ structure and organisation are made and updates from the EUNIS Special Interest Groups and the Board are presented. The General Assembly has two other very important duties: the election of EUNIS members to the EUNIS Board; and approval of the EUNIS budget that will be presented by the Treasurer.

Those representatives of European Higher Education and Research institutions (regular members) that have paid their annual fee and that are in good order in relation to arrears are entitled to take part in the voting and elections to the Board with one vote per institution.

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.