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[BOAI] International Conference "UNESCO between two Phases of WSIS". 17-19 May 2005

From: Peter Suber <peters AT earlham.edu>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 13:48:53 -0500


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International Conference
"UNESCO between two Phases of the World Summit on the Information 
Society"

Information letter and invitation

An International Conference "UNESCO between two Phases of the World Summit 

on the Information Society" will be held on May 17-19, 2005 in 
Saint-Petersburg (Russian Federation) under the auspices of UNESCO.

The conference is organized with a view to clarify the next steps and key 
decisions of UNESCO with regard to the building of the global information 
society.

The conference welcomes representatives of intergovernmental and 
international non-governmental organizations, public authorities in the 
sphere of culture, education, science, information and communications; 
representatives from business, civil society, research and education 
communities, mass media; political and public figures, and leading experts.

The main organizers of the conference are: Ministry of Culture and Mass 
Communications of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of 
the Russian Federation, Ministry of Information Technologies and 
Communications of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Education and Science 
of the Russian Federation, Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for 
All Program, UNESCO, Institute of the Information Society, and Centre of 
Informatization in the Sphere of Culture.

The conference will discuss the following issues:
1.    Building the Information and Knowledge Societies: concepts, 
strategies and programs.
2.    Human Capacity Building for Knowledge Societies. Person's Information 
Culture.
3.    Education in Knowledge Societies.
4.    Science and Innovations in Knowledge Societies.
5.    Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace.
6.    Universal Access to Public Domain Information.
7.    Development of Communications and Freedom of Expression.
8.    Stakeholders' Partnership and Cooperation to Foster Information 
Society Development.
9.    Business Environment for Knowledge Societies.
10. Information Society Technologies for Knowledge Societies.
11. Policies for Digitization and Preservation of Digital Cultural and 
Scientific Heritage

The conference covers plenary sessions, thematic meetings, sections, round 
tables, forums and seminars.

One of the main purposes of the conference is drafting recommendations to 
determine UNESCO's position on further implementation of provisions of the 
main documents adopted at the World Summit on the Information Society.

Conference proceedings will be published in Russian and English.

The working languages of the conference are Russian and English. 
Simultaneous and consecutive translation will be provided throughout the 
conference.

Detailed information, applications for presentation and registration 
procedures are available at the conference site http://ifap.ru/wsis

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION:

Participation in workshops, round-tables, cultural program and conference 
as well as information materials are free of charge.

To register please fill in the Application for Participation on the above 
web-site not later than April 15 2005.

The Organizing Committee will make its final decision on the list of 
participants and send out official invitations as well as post the list of 
invited participants on the conference web-site not later than April 20, 2005.

The Organizing Committee will provide visa support, assistance in hotel 
reservation and airport-hotel-airport transfer for all participants. The 
Organizing Committee will have a limited number of scholarships to support 
the invited speakers and participants.

Applications for presentations are to be submitted via the conference 
web-site. The Program Committee retains the right to accept/decline the 
application and to determine the status of presentation (plenary session, 
thematic meeting, workshop presentation, etc.).

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Phone: +7 (095) 925-1727, 940-0284
Fax: +7 (095) 925-1928, 940-0284
-mail: wsis AT ifap.ru
URL: http://ifap.ru/wsis



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