Call for proposals for the 2020 Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting
April 15-17, India

The Executive Board and Annual Meeting Planning and Organization Committee of the Groningen Declaration Network (GDN) call for presentation proposals under the broad theme:

‘Using Innovation to Disrupt:
Creating a Sustainable Digital Ecosystem for Learners’

Key dates

  • Submissions open – August 5, 2019
  • Submission deadline – October 31, 2019
  • Decision and program finalization – December 1, 2019

The goal of the GDN is a global, equitable, accessible and sustainable Digital Learner Data Portability environment. Among the largest global issues to this end we list a fundamental lack and imbalance of global data and digital capacity, and the need for sustainability as advocated in UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The GDN 2020 destination, India, is singularly well placed to elicit your interest, as some major initiatives are currently underway such as the Digital India Initiative and the 5-I vision, both aiming at maximizing the benefits of digital technologies for social benefits to the Indian population.

From its start, the Groningen Declaration Network had a long-standing interest in anything to do with the development of India’s digital service provision, especially since the establishment of the Indian National Academic Depository (NAD) initiative and, more recently, DigiLocker, a paperless, authentic governance serving as India’s citizen wallet and thereby providing the kind of infrastructure that could make the GDN aims and vision come true.

For its 9th Annual meeting, the GDN aims at convening practitioners and supporters to continuously share digitalization development and use cases, strategies and tactics that are working, at


expanding the number of new projects moving forward globally where capacity is lacking, and at bringing new ideas as technologies and methods evolve to the fore to help achieve the goal.

Share with us your best practice, pilot, or vision, having to do with the technical interoperability or the business interoperability aspects that will make the sustainable portability and sharing of digital student data sets a reality!

Proposals coming from sectors such as credential evaluation and recognition (touching upon academic and professional recognition); professional licensure; student funding and student loans; (im)migration; SIS development; are welcomed under the guiding principle that the Groningen Declaration Network and its annual meeting program actively seek diversity and the widest possible array of current business models and technologies.

Stakeholder updates are emphatically welcomed. We also welcome your ideas about topics you think should be included under this year’s theme.

Dr. V. Balaji presenting in 2019, Puebla, Mexico

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