Next week will be a special week for Plagiarism Today as I will be reporting live from the 5th International Plagiarism Conference in Newcastle, UK.
The conference will start on the 16th with a Turnitin User Group and a pre-conference workshop. From there, the festivities will truly begin on the 17th with an opening address by Craig Mahoney, the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Academy and keynotes by Dr. Tracey Bretag and Dr. Virginia Barbour. The 18th, the final day, will have keynotes from Dr. Tara Brabazon, filmmaker Kirby Ferguson and Jonathan Zittrain.
During the event itself, as I did when I went four years ago, I’ll be posting updates on my Twitter feed that will also be posted to the PT Facebook Page. However, this year I’ll be also posting video wrap-ups on my YouTube channel of the previous day in the mornings Newcastle time (so likely mid-afternoon Eastern time). When I return from the trip, I’ll write up a full wrap up with the event, complete with images, similar to what I did in 2008.
For those who will be attending the conference, please drop me a line and let me know that you’ll be there. I’d love the chance to meet up. However, be warned, I’ll probably want to interview you for a future article on Plagiarism today.
Normally I would be making this type of announcement much earlier but, as I said in my original YouTube announcement, the travel plans came together at the last minute and didn’t permit me to make an announcement until now.
On that note, I want to thank both the conference organizers and iParadigms for their encouragement and support in making this happen.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there and sending back updates along the way!