Groningen Declaration Network Newsletter, Vol. III/ii, Apr 2018  


Paris 2018
Welcome from the GDN President
Victoriano giralt
Dear participants, during 2017, the tunes and lyrics of "City of Stars", from that movie that plays on being somewhat disconnected to reality, were probably heard by many of you. Our meeting does not play on that kind of disconnection. On the contrary, it is my privilege, as chair of this year’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee, to welcome you to a meeting that thrives on being well connected, in the City of Light, thanks to Université Pierre et Marie Curie where we will talk about hot topics as privacy and trust for the mobility of persons, and the technologies that will allow to reconstruct mobility in novel ways. Please, do enjoy the meeting and use it to create new bonds and reinforce old ones while you, most probably, learn something new!

Un fuerte abrazo a todos/je vous embrasse tous!

Victoriano Giralt, President, Groningen Declaration Network
Board of Director Nominations
Executive Summary of 2017 Annual Meeting
GDN's Seventh Annual Meeting Venue Information
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
All sessions during the day take place in the historic Sorbonne area. The Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), members of the Sorbonne Consortium, provide our meeting spaces as follows.

18, 19 and 20 April - Amphithéatre 25 and adjoining breakout rooms 106/107/108 - Université Pierre et Marie Curie 4, Place Jussieu - 75005, Paris

19 April, Annual Dinner Restaurant Universitaire La Barge du CROUS de Paris
Quai François Mauriac, Port de la Gare - 75013 Paris

20 April, Social Event: Visit to Musée des Arts et Métiers. Befitting to GDN participants, after having lived three days of innovation and networking, nothing beats following in the footsteps of inventors and pioneers of progress and explore a one-of-a-kind repository of scientific and technical knowledge.. Founded in 1794 by Henri Grégoire, the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, "a store of new and useful inventions," is a museum of technological innovation. The Musée des arts et métiers was refurbished in 2000, and now exhibits over 2,400 inventions. They are split into seven collections Scientific instruments, Materials, Energy, Mechanics, Construction, Communication and Transport. Audio guide headsets for a 1 hour, 2 1/2 hour or "free" tour with museum guidance in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish are avaliable at a cost of €5 each, if you would like to use one, please make sure to arrange this on your own. Availability is limited to 25 sets total and are on a first come, first served basis.
60 rue Réaumur - Paris 3rd arrondissement
Travel Info for Paris
Executive Summary of 2017 Annual Meeting
Programme Highlights
April 18 - 20 2018
This year’s annual meeting features three keynotes, seven plenary panel discussions, twenty-five break out sessions, a welcome reception at the Sorbonne Péristyle, annual dinner at the La Barge floating university restaurant at the border of the Seine with musical accompaniment (modern jazz performance by the Edoardo Liberati Quartet), a visit to the Musée des Arts et Métiers, and a list of speakers, presenters, day chairs and keynotes including:

Mehdi Gharsalla, Strategy Advisor on Digitisation to the Director-General for Higher Education and Employability, Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, France
Dr. Francis Fabri, Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Education and Employment, Malta Stig Arne Skjerven, Director of Foreign Education at NOKUT, Norway/President of the ENIC Network
Sir John Daniel, Former President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning; Former Assistant Director-General, UNESCO; De Tao Master of Education

Day chairs
Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic, Former Head of Section Higher Education, UNESCO, France Dr. Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, USA
Dr. Hilligje van t Land, Secretary-General, International Association of Universities, France

Host for the 2018 Annual Meeting Dinner
Mr. Lionel Veer, Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of the Netherlands to UNESCO

View the Programme
Calling All Presenters
SubmiSSion information
All presenters are being requested to provide their final version of their presentations no later than April 17th.

Please use your own organisation’s template, and please make sure to submit your presentation here, using the following file naming instruction:
2018-04-DD-II.fmt, with the last three data elements made up as follows:

- DD - Day: 18, 19 or 20
-  II - Your initials
-  fmt- Presentation format: pdf, odp, ppt, pptx

To submit your presentations, please click the link below.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the annual meeting!
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Acknowledging Sponsors, Supporters and Charter Entities
Thank you
As a self-sustaining public benefit foundation, the GDN relies completely on the involvement and commitment of its participants (the legal term for its paying members), supporters, sponsors and charter entities. Without their financial and in kind contributions, the GDN would not be able to continue its operations and would not be able to host its annual conference. So it is with great gratitude that we acknowledge here the contributions of the organizations.
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