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Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

EU Studies Conference: "Researching and Teaching the EU: Best Practices and Current Trends in EU Scholarship" -- A Working Conference for Regional College Faculty
scheduled for Sat, 31 Oct 2015 08:30:00 CDT
<p class="style3"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Conference web page: <a href="http://www.euc.illinois.edu/facultyworkshop2015-16/index.html">http://www.euc.illinois.edu/facultyworkshop2015-16/index.html</a><br />Online registration: <a href="https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3157594 ">https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3157594 </a><br />Registration deadline: <span style="color: #800000;">Friday, September 25, 2015<em><br /></em></span></strong></span></p> <h3 class="style3">About the Conference</h3> <p style="text-align: justify;">This annual conference will bring together regional college faculty with the aim of increasing research on and teaching of the European Union at universities and four-year and two-year colleges in Illinois and the Midwest. It will facilitate the building of a dynamic network for regional educators with interests in EU studies. The conference will include panel discussions in which participants can present their research on the EU, as well as sessions on effective teaching of EU-related subjects.</p> <p>Kick-off event: <span class="event-list-info-search-screen"><span class="event-name"><a href="http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/1889?eventId=32945069&amp;calMin=201509&amp;cal=20150917&amp;skinId=6850">Roundtable Discussion: Greece and the Future of the EU</a></span></span>, Oct 30, 3-4:30pm,Illini Union Room 407, followed by reception</p> <h3 class="style3">Why Attend?</h3> <ul> <li>Hear timely discussions on contemporary European and transtalctic affairs by prominent scholars and diplomats</li> <li>Great networking opportunity</li> <li>Strategize for teaching the EU</li> <li>Discuss research/teaching interests with colleagues</li> <li>Engage in discussions on EU studies as a field</li> <li>One-night of free accommodations at the Illini Union Hotel on UI's Champaign-Urbana campus</li> <li>Travel reimbursement grant of up to $100 available for participating faculty</li> </ul> <p><strong><br />Presentations on any topic relevant to EU studies are welcome.</strong><br /> Colleagues with only a nascent academic interest in the EU are invited to join us without being obliged to present any materials.</p> <p><strong>Graduate students are welcome.</strong> We can also consider participation by graduate students. Pending availability, travel support may be possible for graduate students whose abstracts are accepted for presentation.</p> <p><strong>Registration fee: </strong>Participants who are not presenting are required to pay a $50 registration fee. This fee will be waived for accepted speakers and University of Illinois faculty and graduate students. A $100 travel reimbursement grant and one night of free lodging will be available to all participants.</p> <p><em><strong>Note about lodging</strong></em>: The EU Center has reserved a block of rooms at the Illini Union Hotel and will provide one night of free lodging on October 30, 2015. We can also provide overnight accommodation for an extra day if you need it. Please see the link to the registration form above for details. Please note that you do NOT need to contact the hotel; simply indicate whether you will need overnight accommodations or not and for which dates when you register on-line.<br /> <em>The Illini Union Hotel has free parking available. Free wireless access is available in guest rooms and conference room. </em></p>

Past European Union Center Conferences