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Email Alert with Conal!

One of our best loved promotional services is changing its name! Our Featured event service, which sends emails to Conal subscribers whose profile match your event profile, will from now on be called Email Alert, and this name accurately describes the service.

To find our more about our promotional services, please visit our promotions page, or email us at:

Woman in brown robe using MacBook air: Image credit: Vlada Karpovich

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Happy New Year!

As we move in 2022, Conal wishes all our subscribers and organizers a very happy new year!

Please note that on 1 February 2022, we are adjusting our prices. Since the start of Covid, we have been giving a 30% discount on all paid promotions. Starting February 1, we are adjusting the discount to 20%.

We hope these discounts are of benefit in these difficult times.

Please remember to use the 30% while it lasts!

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Happy holidays to all!

Thank you to everyone who has made use of the Conal website and services in the past year.

We know everyone has been through a trying time, and we wish everyone peace, health and prosperity over the holiday season and in the coming year.

Conal remains committed to helping people find events in their areas of interest, and helping organizers promote their events. All the best; may the academic and professional community we serve go from strength to strength.

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Covid sale ending soon!

Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, Conal has been offering 30% discounts on all promotions to assist event organizers. These discounts are automatically applied when promotions are ordered.

Sale prices:

Spotlight servicebanner on Conal home page: 224 USD per month (Usual price: 320 USD) (Please note this service is subject to availability)

Banner servicebanner on topic, country and city pages: 56 USD per page, per month (Usual price: 80 USD) (Please note this service is subject to availability)

Featured event servicesends targeted email announcements: 112 USD (Usual price: 160 USD)

Ad box serviceAd box on 3 pages of Conal site: 38.50 USD per month (Usual price: 55 USD)

Bold event servicehighlights event name in bold on Conal pages: 38.50 USD (Usual price: 55 USD)

Please note: Our prices are going to be adjusted soon.

Please make the most of the Covid sale before it ends!

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Reminder: Check events carefully

Although Conal makes every effort to check events before we list them, it is impossible for us to guarantee the authenticity of events, or comment on their academic quality. This remains the responsibility of the conference goer. The blog post below was written by Brian Campbell from Ex Ordo Conference software, and gives some good pointers on checking academic conferences:

Please also be wary of organizers using event listing platforms with names or web addresses similar to ours; we have no affiliation with any other event listing platform, and permission is required to use our trade marked logo:

Our Facebook, and other social media pages, are below. They also carry our trade mark:

Connect with us on social media to see our Events of the Day; or browse our YouTube videos for support on using our website to the best advantage.

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Did you know?

Subscriber tip: Conal helps you get to know event organizers. After searching for an event in your area of interest, click on the View all events from this organizer button. You will be able to see a list of all future events from the organizer which have been added to Conal. An example is below:

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Exhibitions, Expos and more!

Conal has expanded the types of events we list.

Check out our current art exhibitions:

Details from two paintings on the “Round Trip” exhibition. (Photo credits: David Ceruti)

See also “Ethereal” Group exhibition: 14th October to 9th November 2021 and more.

We also list Expos and Trade Shows, like “The Buildings Show”.

Add your event to Conal and attract the right audience.

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Online and In-person events

Let Conal help you filter events so that you can see more easily which events are being held Online (green badge), which In person (blue badge), and which have both Online and in-person options (gold badge).

Use the filter at the top of Conal pages to sort events:

Click on the button which says:

to see only Online events.

If you would like to see All events, click on the button below:

Please feel free to contact us on should you need more information about our services.

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Mediating Open, Distance and e-Learning in the Advent of Global Crises

The current global health crisis has precipitated unprecedented disruption in the higher education sector, but it is not the only crisis facing the world. The pandemic has exposed a myriad of other crises that have been hiding in plain sight, such as the persistent inequities that millions of people encounter in attempting to access various socioeconomic opportunities, including opportunities to acquire higher education. As national governments and traditional higher education institutions moved to emergency remote teaching and learning, suddenly many of the preconceived ideas and assumptions about forms of online, blended and distance learning were questions, and often, permanently altered.

The emergence of distance education many years ago created opportunities for millions of individuals across the world who were previously excluded from traditional forms of residential education, to realise their aspirations and fulfil their educational dreams. Distance education, and the various forms of blended, and distributed forms of educational delivery that since emerged, has grown into a formidable form of accessible, affordable and quality education that claims its rightful place in the global education landscape.

The current ongoing pandemic has propelled to the front open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) and in many respects, it has come into its own. Unisa, as the oldest and one of the largest distance educations in the world is hosting its 2021 ODeL Virtual Conference. With more than 150 years of experience, Unisa evolved from an examining body, to a correspondence education institution, to being a fully-fledged, world-class ODeL provider. No other institution on the African continent, and not many other institutions in the world realise the educational dreams and aspirations of thousands of individuals, overcoming many odds and challenges, like Unisa. Not many institutions are successful in balancing issues of cost, quality and access, and for many, Unisa’s business and pedagogical model is a case study of providing affordable, quality education at scale to thousands of students.

This virtual gathering of scholars, researchers, practitioners and emergent scholars will take place from 4 to 6 August 2021, under the theme “Mediating Open, Distance and e-Learning in the Advent of Global Crises”.

We know that ODeL has the potential to contribute to redressing these and other inequities, provided ODeL institutions focus candidly and resolutely on quality, improved teaching and learning and optimal faculty and support structures to support their students’ success.

Therefore, the purpose of the 2021 e-conference is to generate debate and consider practical and sustainable solutions for ODeL teaching, learning and research in times of global crises, using pre-conference workshops, plenary sessions and breakaway sessions to explore the theme and various subthemes.

Subthemes under discussion range from the hi-tech to the human and organisational.

On the technology side, speakers and delegates will explore topics such as learning analytics, e-assessment, digital literacy and proficiency, technology-supported trends in ODeL and the place and role of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OERs).

The human and organisational elements will encompass the inclusion of marginalised students, the experiences of ODeL teaching staff during the pandemic and topics such as emerging ODeL business models, the nexus between quality, access and equity, professional development and capacity building, among others.

The programme for the e-conference is still being finalised and details about speakers, topics and time slots will be announced as and when these become available.

In the meantime, please block off 4 to 6 August 2021 in your diaries. The Unisa 2021 ODeL Virtual Conference is an event not to be missed. See the conference website for more information on the amazing line up of keynote speakers, presenters and workshops, as well as registration details.

A series of pre-conference workshops will take place on 3 August 2021.

The conference is offered free of charge, but registration is essential to receive session links.