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Functions and Activities
The Secretariat of the Eurasian Association for Education Assessment is pleased to announce that our 5th annual conference will be held on September 5-6 2016 in the Kyrgyz Republic. As proposed by our members during the meeting in Tatarstan, the conference topic is defined as "Education quality management through assessment"
The 5th conference is organized jointly by EAOKO, National Testing Center of the KR Ministry of Education and Sciene, Center for International Cooperation in Education Development, and supported by the World Bank Moscow Office. Conference venue location: Kara-Oy village, 722110 Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan, Akun Hotel.
Russian will be the primary working language of the conference, with plenary and selected roundtable sessions having simultaneous Russian-English and English-Russian interpretation.
The aim of EAOKO conference is to support an international discussion between assessors, policy makers, and educators on best global and regional practices for education quality advancement. We believe this knowledge to be crucial for providing a deeper understanding of the meaning that quality education holds in the development of nations and in shaping individuals.
The conference also serves as a ground to hold annual EAOKO members meeting, which provides ideas to update our the yearly action plan, launch new projects and facilitate new research groups.
Minding that the second stage of Russia Education Aid for Development (READ-2) program has been launched earlier in 2016, we expect the conference results will pre-shape the framework for activities to be supported by the program. As such, we are grateful to the READ-2 program implementation group for making our conference the primary discussion ground for program initiatives.
How to Participate
The conference participants are kindly asked to fill out the registration form prior to August 15 (August 1 for prospective conference speakers).
We consider the conference participation to be prized by EAOKO individual and institutional members, representatives from national ministries and other education administration bodies, national assessment and testing centers, regional education development institutes, and individual practitioners working with education assessment. Conference organizing committee does not limit participation to certain professional groups, but reserves the right to close registration prior to the due dates, which is a subject to the conference venue limitations.
All confirmed participants except for EAOKO members are expected to secure a token payment prior to the conference start, equal to 1000 RUR (20 USD / 15 EUR). Proceed to payment instructions.
Conference draft agenda is to to be announced early July, as the organizing committee received confirmations from the key speakers.
We encourage conference participants to express their interest in presenting during the registration. Guided by the prospective speakers' application details, the conference organizing committee will shortlist the topics proposed and contact registered participants for abstracts, if proved necessary.
Transport and Accommodation
We are expecting participants to travel via Bishkek international airport "Manas" and use complimentary transfer to the conference venue provided by hosts. To ensure transfer availability, EAOKO Secretariat will contact registered participants on August 20-25 regarding their travel itineraries.
To ensure our guests' convenience, the conference hosts have pre-reserved suites with Akun Hotel. Conference guests will be able to arrange their payment directly to the venue on their check-in, but are asked to indicate their accommodation preferences during the registration to ensure the suites availability.
Please be informed that traveling to the Kyrgyz Republic may require planning your visa in advance. You may refer to the Kyrgyz Republic embassy sites for information about Visa Waiver Countries, Facilitated Visa Countries, and general visa arrangement process.
For any inquiries or questions regarding the 5th EAOKO Annual International Conference, please refer to EAOKO contacts page.
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