The list and remarkes are made by Peter Brusilovsky, Phil Miller and Dan Rehak.

Fourth International Conference on Asynchronous Learning
Networks.  This conference will be held at the Marriott World
Trade Center Hotel in New York City on November 13,14,15,1998

Office of Information and Instructional Technology
University System Of Georgia
Phone:  (706) 369-6469     FAX:  (706)369-6429

WebNet mentioned there is at

WWW'98 (Dan Rehak will be there) is

Digital Libraries (in Pittsburgh)
Hypertext'98 (in Pittsburgh)

CALISCE'98 in Sweden
(European analog of FiE) We just missed theadline for it, but it still may
be relevant for you to attend.

More conferences with open deadlines are :

Learning On Line, USA, June (very relevant, but I am just not sure about
its quality, looks like "yet another...") I will not be able to attend
because it intersects with Hypertext'98 in Pittsburgh. But for you or
Phil, it may be quite relevant place to meet people -

"New Information an Communication Technologies applied to Education",
France, Autumn 1998 (I am on the Program Committee)

AACE's ICCE'98 in Beijing, Autumn 1998 (Very relevant, Theme: "Global
Education on the Net"... and especially if you are interested to see
Beijing:). Myself I am still thinking where to get the money.

  ACM Information Alert

            * * *  POLICY '98 CONFERENCE  * * *

         "Shaping Policy in the Information Age"
            Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel
                    May 10-12, 1998

Register now for the one computing policy conference you don't
want to miss...featuring:
  - Senator Orrin Hatch (invited): Future of Intellectual Property
  - Special Advisor to the President Ira Magaziner: White House Report
  - Representative Vern Ehlers (invited): Reformulating US Science Policy
  - Representative Constance Morella: The Role of the Federal Government
      in Computing
  - Assistant Director Juris Hartmanis: The Role of the National Science
      Foundation in Computing Policy
  - Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
      Larry Irving: Universal Service
  - Debate: Esther Dyson and Gary Chapman
  - ACM Presidential Award for founding NetDay: John Gage, Sun
  - Making Science Policy: Roundtable with NPR Correspondent Dan Charles

The ACM Policy '98 Conference will focus on public policy issues
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participate in debates on policy issues including:

  - Universal Access         - Electronic Commerce
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All Policy '98 attendees are invited to the Annual ACM Awards
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  Panel Moderators - Jim Horning, Pamela Samuelson,
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  USACM Chair - Barbara Simons