4th International Plagiarism Conference

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I’m a bit late in reporting this, but I wanted to let everyone know that the 4th International Plagiarism Conference is scheduled for June 21-23 at Northumbria University in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK.

I attended and spoke at the 3rd conference in 2008 and it was a great conference with a lot to see and do.

If you’re interested in plagiarism issues and are able to go, I would definitely recommend doing so. If you’re intersted, here are some of the basics of the event.

Basic Info

The themes for this year’s conference are as follows:

  • Creating a culture of honesty.
  • Ensuring authenticity in non text-based disciplines and multimedia.
  • Addressing non-traditional learning styles.
  • Ensuring the integrity of research and published work.
  • Open theme. Suggested topics include: innovative assessment techniques beyond the essay, the changing nature of authorship in a Web 2.0 world, contract cheating, plagiarism detection, etc.

The conference focuses mostly on academic plagiarism issues but much of the discussion about technology and honesty also have great bearing on plagiarism issues outside of the classroom, including the Web.

There is currently an early bird special through the end of the year to attend the conference for £260.00 but the amount will rise after the new year to £180.00 per day or £360.00 for the entire conference two-day event.

The keynote speakers this year include:

  • Isabel Nisbet, Acting Chief Executive, Ofqual
  • Jude Carroll, Deputy Director of the ASKe CETL at Oxford Brookes University, UK.
  • Dr Teddi Fishman, Director of the Center for Academic Integrity, US.
  • Adrian Slater, Head of Legal Services at the University of Leeds, UK.
  • As well as a slew of unannounced workshop speakers. All in all, it’s two days with the brightest mind in plagiarism, especially academic plagiarism, from all over the world.

    Be sure to visit the official site for the conference for more information.

    Personal

    I won’t be speaking at this year’s event, sadly for legal reasons I wasn’t able to propose my paper until after the workshops had filled up, but will most likely be submitting a paper and possibly a video presentation.

    I’m going to to try to attend it this year but a lot of that is going to depend on other variables in my life, including my new job, so I can not make any commitments at this time. I will, however, keep you posted.

    Bottom Line

    If you’re in the area or otherwise are able to attend this event, I highly recommend it. It was one of the best-spent conferences I’ve ever been to and it was a real honor to meet many of the people I’ve worked with in the past and make new friends along the way.

    It’s definitely a great conference and it has the benefit of taking place in a great school in a great city.

    I can’t recommend it highly enough.

    Note: For some reason my Flickr gallery of the previous conference doesn’t seem to be working. I am going to try and repair it this weekend.

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