The Groningen Declaration Network (GDN) Annual Meeting is the international event where stakeholders from across the world convene to share best practice in the exchange of digital student data. As happened all over the world, the Covid-19 Pandemic disrupted our meeting which was to be held in April 2020 in Delhi, India.
The program contained rich content which we now bring to you 'virtually' in the form of a series of webinars commencing in June 2020.
In 2020, the Network constitutes a global, broad and interconnected ecosystem including large digital student data depositories, educational institutions, government bodies, and other stakeholders. Participants in this ecosystem work together to guarantee trust by encouraging safe administration, processing, consultation, exchange, acceptance and recognition of digital student data, in addition to appropriately verified paper-based records, using the best standards and technology available.
Registrations are open for part 2 of the webinar series commencing on 15 September.
When: Wednesday 21 October 2020
Time: 8:00pm (Melbourne, Australia) / 11:00am (Bonn, Rome, Johannesburg)/ 5:00am (Washington DC, USA)
Facilitator: Michael Hörig, Head of Division Strategic Planning at DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service
When: October 27, 2020
Time: 10.00am EDT (Washington DC, USA, Ottawa, Canada)/ 8:00am CDT (Puebla, Mexico)
Moderators: Joanne Duklas, Founder, Duklas Cornerstone Consulting Inc.; Executive Lead, ARUCC National Network; Artist, Joanne Duklas Fine Art and Ricardo (Rick) Torres, CEO, National Student Clearinghouse, Washington, D.C. area; Director on the Inaugural Board of Directors, GDN; Chair, Advisory Committee, GDN
When: Tuesday 23 June 2020
Time: 4.00pm (Brussels, Belgium) / 10.00am (Washington D.C., USA)
Facilitator: Rick Torres, National Student Clearinghouse
Panel Members: Jeanne Kitchens, Credential Engine; Dimitrios Pikios, EU DG EMPLOI
When: Friday 3 July 2020
Time: 8.00am MDT (Lethbridge, Canada) / 10:00am EDT (Montreal, Canada) / 4.00pm (Brussels, Belgium)
Facilitator: Kathleen Massey, GDN President & Joanne Duklas, Duklas Cornerstone Consulting Inc.
Panel Members: Gohar Hovhannisyan, European Students' Union; Celine Thomas, Samuel Centre for
Social Connectedness; Abdullah Mouslli, World University Services Canada (WUSC)
When: Tuesday 7 July 2020
Time: 5.00pm (Paris, France) / 8.00am (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Facilitator: Matt Pittinsky, CEO, Parchment & Herman de Leeuw (ED, GDN)
Presenter: Dr Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General, Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH),
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When: Tuesday 14 July 2020
Time: 5.00pm (Melbourne, Australia) / 9.00am (Brussels, Belgium), 3:00am (Washington DC, USA)
When: Tuesday 21 July 2020
Time: 10.00am (Melbourne, Australia / 12noon (Auckland, New Zealand / 8pm Monday 20 July (Washington DC, USA)
When: Tuesday 15 September 2020
Time: 4:00pm (Brussels, Belgium) / 10:00am (Washington DC, USA)
William O'Keefe, Europass Digital Credentials, European Commission
When: Tuesday 29 September 2020
Time: 7:30am (California, USA) / 10:30am (Washington DC, USA) / 4:30pm (Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium; Johannesburg, South Africa) / 8:00pm (New Delhi, India)
Facilitator: Dr James Keevy, CEO, JET Education Services
When: Friday 9 October 2020
Time: 7:00pm (Singapore, Beijing, China) / 8:00pm (Tokyo, Japan) / 7:00am (Washington DC, USA)
Facilitator: Darren J. McDermott, Team Leader Designate, SHARE programme - EU Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region, Singapore