INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION

NEWS RELEASE

For Release: July 28, 1997

For more information contact:
Vivian Pangborn (NationsBank) + 1-214-508-0753
William Gattis (ICTE / USA) +1-817-534-1220
David Walker (ICTE / Europe) + 44-1592-593307
John Foster (ICTE / Europe) + 44-1386-860206

NationsBank joins
International Conferences on Technology and Education
as a Co-Sponsor

Fort Worth, Texas -- The International Conferences on Technology and Education Inc. (ICTE) today announced that NationsBank, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, will join ICTE as a co-sponsor of the annual ICTE International Conference on Technology and Education.

Now in its fourteenth year, ICTE is the longest-running international Conference of its kind, convening annually in North America or Europe in alternate years. Attended by delegates from over forty nations, ICTE each year provides an international forum for both educational futurists and pragmatists to investigate processes, procedures, techniques, and tools for creating learning environments appropriate for the twenty-first century.

NationsBank Corporation, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a bank holding company that provides financial products and services nationally and internationally to individuals, businesses, corporations, institutional investors and government agencies. NationsBank has primary retail operations in 16 states and the District of Columbia. As of June 30, 1997, NationsBank had total assets of $240 billion.

The 1997 ICTE Fourteenth International Conference on Technology and Education will be in Oslo, Norway, at the University of Oslo, from August 10-13, 1997. The overall Conference theme will be Changing Practices and Technologies: Decisions Now for the Future. ICTE Oslo 1997 will be hosted by the Norwegian Royal Ministry of Education and Research, and in addition to the Ministry, co-sponsors include: NationsBank; the University of Oslo; the Norwegian Centre for Educational Resources; the University of Texas at Arlington; the University of London, Institute of Education; the University of Pennsylvania, College of Engineering and Applied Science; and SchoolNet of Canada (an initiative of Industry Canada, a department of the Canadian Federal government). In addition to these academic institutions, Apple Computer Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc., and Technological Horizons in Education Journal are co-sponsors of ICTE Oslo 1997. A number of cooperating organizations from various nations participate in and assist with the ICTE Conference each year.

The 1998 ICTE Fifteenth International Conference on Technology and Education will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the Spring of 1998. The overall Conference theme will be Worldwide Network of Learning: Barriers, Contrasts, and Opportunities. In addition to NationsBank and the Co-Sponsors for ICTE Oslo 1997, joining ICTE as hosting institutions for ICTE Santa Fe 1998 will be the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque); the Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos); the Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe); the Sandia National Laboratory (Albuquerque), and the Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Spain). The Los Alamos National Laboratory is operated for the US Department of Energy by the University of California at Berkeley; the Sandia National Laboratory is operated for the US Department of Energy by the Lockheed-Martin Company.)

The co-sponsorship by NationsBank will include a NationsBank-designated keynote speaker who will deliver a keynote address at ICTE Santa Fe 1998. In addition, a NationsBank representative will be invited to participate on the ICTE Governing Board for ICTE Oslo 1997 and ICTE Santa Fe 1998.

"We welcome NationsBank as an ICTE co-sponsor" stated William D. Gattis, Chairman of ICTE Inc. "NationsBank is the fourth largest banking institution in the U.S., and their participation in ICTE as a co-sponsor underscores NationsBank’s commitment to improving education, and to the application of new computer and communications technologies in the classroom. The variety of co-sponsoring institutions of the ICTE Conference is a continuing asset of the Conference, and NationsBank represents the first international financial and banking institution to participate in ICTE -- certainly a tribute to the foresight and leadership of NationsBank."

"We at NationsBank are pleased to play a role in these two important meetings of the ICTE," said Janey Place, executive vice president of the NationsBank Strategic Technology Group. "We certainly share the ICTE concern for improving technological education throughout the world."

Current information as well as frequent updates on ICTE Oslo 1997 and the 1998 ICTE Santa Fe Conferences are maintained at the ICTE Web site at http://www.icte.org.

Recent ICTE Conferences have been held in New Orleans, Louisiana (1996); Orlando, Florida (1995); London, England at the University of London (1994); Cambridge, Massachusetts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1993); Paris, France (1992); Toronto, Canada (1991); Brussels, Belgium (1990); Orlando, Florida (1989); and Edinburgh, Scotland at the University of Edinburgh (1988).

In addition to the co-sponsoring institutions listed, cooperating organizations for ICTE Oslo 1997 include: the Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen, Denmark; the American Association of School Administrators, Washington, D.C.; National Council for Educational Technology, UK; the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium; UNESCO, Paris, France; ULTRALAB APU, East Anglia, UK; Scottish Council for Educational Technology, Glasgow, Scotland; Department of Defense Dependent Schools, Washington, D.C.; Ibero-American Network for Informatics and Education, Santiago, Chile; International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, Oregon; Scottish Interactive Technology Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland; National School Boards Association, Boston, Massachusetts; New England School Development Council, Marlborough, Massachusetts; Technology Education Research Centers, Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Center for Educational Technology, Ramat-Aviv, Israel; the University of Athens, Greece; and Xemplar Education Ltd., Cambridge, England, UK.

The International Conferences on Technology and Education Inc. (ICTE) is a Texas-based non-profit corporation. ICTE is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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For more information about ICTE Oslo 1997, or the 1998 Sante Fe Conference, contact:

International Conferences on Technology and Education Inc.
Tel. (817) 534-1220
FAX (817) 534-0096
E-Mail icte@icte.org
Internet: http://www.icte.org

Mailing Address:

International Conferences on Technology and Education
Post Office Box 540579
Grand Prairie, Texas 75054-0579 USA

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