IDCAS AGM and Annual Conference 2011 - June 16th, 2011
The Conference will be hosted in London this year from the 25th July to the 2nd August. For more information visit www.idcas.org/conference2011. Main email address for paper and comment submission is email@example.com
Placement Scheme 2011 - June 12th, 2011
Online application form is operational. Submission deadline is 6PM 15th November 2011. Scheme selection process will occur between late Novemeber and December.
Bulk Transfer from Lead Networks - August 25th, 2010
Yesterday receipt of a request for bulk transfer of gTLD domains from Lead Networks Domains Pvt. Limited to Answerable.com Pvt. Ltd was announced by ICANN. The transfer is due to the recent termination of Lead Network’s RAA. ICANN has confirmed that this process will now occur in accordance with its Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy and Procedures.
Euro-festival 2010 - July 29th, 2010
This year the International Development Council for Academic Studies (IDCAS), in conjunction with Frewin Society (its cultural and heritage partner body), organised both single and double day trips for students to the 2010 Euro-festival (29th and 30th July). The inaugural European People’s Festival was held in Libramont, Belgium in July 1992 and has gone from strength to strength since then. It is described as a “pan European Festival of sports, music, cultural performances, cookery demonstrations, street theatre, photography and painting competitions”.
A colourful opening parade, featuring all fifteen participating European Teams, took place on Sunday 25th July although unfortunately due to the IDCAS AGM taking place that day in London (UK) many students were unable to attend until today. Many interesting European cultural performances were hosted during the day and feedback received was positive so far. (read more)
IDCAS AGM 2010 - July 24th, 2010
“Healthcare & Food Safety Day” forms part of this years IDCAS conference. It was established by the International Health Research Institute as a forum to discuss important issues regarding human and animal health. Special attention was paid this year to the production and supply of healthy food to the general public as it was considered an important issue at present.
A lecture titled “A Decade of Improvement” outlined areas where patient safety has been increased due to the activities of national organisations such as the HHS (USA), NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland). It also made reference to some of the problems still to be overcome during the next decade. Following on from many meetings held during the year, a talk regarding medical signposting took place from 10am to 11am. Organised discussion about research and development of new medical products was held until the fitness to practice debate began. At 4pm a talk regarding both hospital & community acquired infections was held with interesting findings. Other talks and lectures during the day included “Healthy Eating”, “Policies of Social Protection” and “Food-we are what we eat”. The last lecture was a follow on from a farm walk organised by the European Agricultural Association which occurred the previous week. For more information regarding this years conference please visit www.idcas.org/conference2010. Public comments/suggestions are welcomed through the main conference address; firstname.lastname@example.org. Any comments submitted after today will still be forwarded on to the relavent interest group, so that they may be included in the schedule of their next regional meeting. Please note that the final closing date for comments is the 25th September 2010.
IHRI Healthcare & Food Safety Day - July 23rd, 2010
The Annual General Meeting took place on the last day of the week long IDCAS 2010 Conference. Entire meeting was broadcast to remote participants using the AtMeeting and Education 3D Grids. Opening Speech was delivered at 9am, followed by a brief summary of events which took place during the conference. Several new services for the academic community as a whole are to be provided by IDCAS during the coming year and these were all discussed in detail at the meeting. Election of officers was held at 8pm and the results released at 9pm. Time was provided for all other business. AGM ended at 9:30pm. Report on the meeting will be submitted to editor of IDCAS Journal for publication. For more information regarding topics covered at this years conference please visit www.idcas.org/conference2010. Public comments/suggestions are still welcomed through the main conference address; email@example.com. Please note that the final closing date for comments is the 25th September 2010.
ETDA Technology Day - July 22nd, 2010
European Technology Development Association has just completed its “2010 Technology Day” and reports that it is very happy the outcomes obtained through it. Multiple issues were discussed including the future of the Internet in terms of ICANN policies, whois management, new DNS TLD’s and vertical integration for domain supply purposes. The development of stable 3D technology was discussed in great detail and all of the meetings were broadcast to remote participants using the Education 3D Grid (Edu3DGrid.com). IDCAS Central Account System portal was a huge topic during the day including what exact security policies should be applied to its usage. For more information regarding this years conference please visit www.idcas.org/conference2010. Public comments/suggestions are welcomed through the main conference address; firstname.lastname@example.org. Any comments submitted after a meeting has ended will still be forwarded on to the relavent interest group, so that they may be included in the schedule of their next regional meeting. Please note that the final closing date for comments is the 25th September 2010.
Literature Lecture: William Butler Yeats - July 19th, 2010
A few hours ago an excellent lecture titled “The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” was provided by the Frewin Society to participants of the IDCAS 2010 Conference.
It focused on the collection of nearly 2,000 items relating to him are stored in the National Library of Ireland. This is the largest collection of Yeats manuscripts in the world. Among the collection are drafts of poems, plays, novels, speeches, lecture notes, tax returns, school reports and diaries. For more information regarding this years conference please visit www.idcas.org/conference2010.