Welcome to CIES 2013!
This year we come together in New Orleans with the theme of "Educational Quality: Global Imperatives and Contested Visions" which builds upon our long tradition of convening scholars, practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders to focus on globe-spanning, important issues related to both novel and persistent challenges in education.
In New Orleans we will have a stimulating program of panels, lectures and other events. We are also experimenting with a number of new ideas. For example: we will be introducing a "greener" searchable web-based conference program, we will have poster sessions in which attendees and presenters will share coffee and ideas in a convivial collegial atmosphere, and we have ensured that those who register in the conference hotel will have free WiFi access in their rooms and in all of the conference areas.
Join us to share work and ideas, to establish new connections and strengthen existing ones, and to enjoy the unique, vibrant and historical city of New Orleans.