April 4
ComSec/Government of Mauritius. Planning meeting for 18CCEM. Marlborough House.
RCS. Launch of Me and My Net (a global malaria initiative)
April 5
ComSec Social Transformation Programmes Division. Launch of 2012 Education Good Practice Awards. Marlborough House. 2p.m.
April 6-8 ACU. Conference of Executive Heads. Higher education in hard times - risk, reputation, reform: developing new business in a changing environment. Hong Kong. www.acu.ac.uk/hongkong2011

April 14 ICS. Language Policy/Practice Series. Mr Rakesh Bhanot, Founder Editor, Language Issues. Topic: Living a multi-lingual life in the Commonwealth, Rm. ST275 Senate Ho. 17:30 - 1900
April 17-19 CBC. Africa Investment Forum 2011, featuring sessions on Education and the role of the private sector in its provision. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
April 19-20 RCS. National Youth Summit - Marlborough house/ Commonwealth Club
April 26-30 EACLALS (European branch of ACLALS) Triennial Conference. Under construction: gateways and walls. Istanbul, Turkey.

May 1 RCS. Entries for Essay Competition close.
May 2-6 ComSec. Second 18CCEM Planning Mission to Mauritius.

May 4 RCS/ Plan International. Discussion meeting on recent publication Because you're a girl: growing up in the Commonwealth. C'wealth Club, 1830. http://www.thercs.org/society/research

May 9 CEC. Rebuilding the Athens of West Africa: Education in Sierra Leone in the 21st. Century. Celebrating 50 years of independence. Cttee Room 7 House of Commons 1730-1930.
May 9-11 ComSec. Workshop on Evidence-Based Advocacy for Gender Mainstreaming in Education. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
May 9-13 ComSec. Regional Consultation on Teachers Professional Standards, Mauritius.
May 11 CEC. CSFP Support Group. ACU, Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Sq. 1300
CF. Regional (Cyprus/Malta/UK) Civil Society pre-CHOGM Consultation: Marlborough Ho.
May 12 CF. Board Meeting.
CF. Briefing for CW associations on new grant reporting procedures. Marlborough Ho. 1400
May 13 Comsec/CF. Commonwealth Organisations' Consultation. Marlborough House. 1100

Mid-May COL. VUSSC Trans-Qualifications Framework (TQF) Portal Meeting, Vancouver, Canada

May 15-17 RCS. Reinvigorating Commonwealth Civil Society: The International Meeting of the RCS 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact international@thercs.org
May 17 ICS/ University of West of England. One-day seminar The United Kingdom Overseas Territories: Continuity and Change. Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, U.of London 1000.
More information: dmkillingray@hotmail.com
May 18 CF. Online registration for the Commonwealth Peoples Forum begins. www.cpf2011.org .
CEC. ExtraordinaryBoard & Committee Meetings. Marlborough Ho. From 1130 .
May 19 ICS. Language Policy/Practice Series. Virgilio Juvane, Education Adviser, Commonwealth
Secretariat. Topic: Language policy and practice in Mozambique: mapping nuanced transitions. Venue: STB3/6 (Stewart Ho., basement; Senate Ho., U. of London) 1730-1900.
May 19-21 COL. Regional Focal Points Meeting (Africa). Mauritius.

May 25 COL-UNESCO. Open Education Resource workshop, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania
May 25-27 CAM. Commonwealth Museums: Culture, Economy, Climate Change and Youth. Triennial General Assembly and programme hosted by the National Heritage Board, Singapore at the Asian Civilisations Museums.

  eLearning Africa - 6th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training (including COL representation/presentations). Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
May 28 - June 1 Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA), (affiliated via Canadian Society for the Study of Education to CCEAM). National Conference.
May 31-June ComSec. Second meeting of Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol Advisory Council. Stoke Rochford Hall, Lincolnshire.

June CASTME. Generator. Mauritius.
CBC. Africa Business Forum, featuring sessions on Education across Africa, London.
June 1
RCS. Entries for Photographic Awards close
June 7-8 COL Board of Governors Meeting. Vancouver, Canada.
June 7-9
ComSec. Consultation meeting with the Pacific Assn. of Teacher Educators. Apia, Samoa
June 8-9
ComSec/UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA). Sixth Commonwealth Research Symposium on Teacher Mobility, Recruitment and Migration. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
June 8-12
Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders' Dialogue 2011. Growth through connection - enabling sustainable progress, Barbados.
June 13-14
CBC. Caribbean Investment Forum, featuring sessions on Education in the Caribbean region. Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
June 16
ICS. Language Policy/Practice Series. John Beaven, Translation Department, General Secretariat, European Union, Brussels. Room G34, Senate Ho, Ground Floor. 1730-1900.
June 13-14 CBC. Caribbean Investment Forum, featuring sessions on Education in the Caribbean region. Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

June 23-26 SPACLALS (South Pacific branch of ACLALS) with Victoria University, Conference on Reading and Writing in the Pacific, Wellington, New Zealand.
June 27-30 Caribbean Regional Forum on Early Childhood Education and Development. French's House, Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines.
June 28
CEC. AGM and Annual Conference Breaking in, Breaking through - Commonwealth Women in Science and the Professions. At British Council HQ, Spring Gardens, London
June 29 CASTME. AGM 14.00 - 14.30. Venue to be confirmed.
Consultative Committee Meeting 14.30. Venue to be Confirmed
June/July COL. VUSSC/INTEL Capacity Building in ICT, Pacific Region. To be confirmed

July 1 RCS. Entries for Vision Awards close
July 7 or 14 CEC. Governing Board.
July 11-14 Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting (CLMM). Sydney, Australia.
July 13-15 SAACLALS (Southern African branch of ACLALS). With Association of University Teachers of Southern Africa. Annual conference. Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
July 14 ICS. Language Policy/Practice Series. Symposium on Pan-Commonwealth themes: details to be confirmed. Room 275, Stewart House, U of London. 1400-1700.
July 18 (week of) ComSec/Malaysia MoHE and partners. 3rd planning meeting on Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF). London.
July 22-24.
SLACALS (Sri Lankan branch of ACLALS). Biennial Conference. Colombo, Sri Lanka.
July 24
CTG. Convention, incl. election of new members of CTG Co-ordinating Committee. The Convention is within the 6th World Congress of Education International (Jy 19-26), Cape Town.

August 27-28. EACLALS (European branch of ACLALS) Conference on Postcolonialism and Labour, London
August 30-31 ACU. Meeting of contributors to ACU History. London

September 2 Commonwealth Foreign Ministers, meeting in New York, expected to receive Civil Society Statement addressed to Perth CHOGM.
September 5-7 COL. Regional Focal Points Meeting (Pacific). New Zealand.
September 7-13 C'wealth Games Federation. IV Commonwealth Youth Games. Douglas, Isle of Man, UK.
September 13-15
UK Forum for International Education and Training. 11th International Conf. on Education and Development. Global Challenges for Education:Economics, Environment and Emergency. Oxford
www.ukfiet.org/conference. Enquiries to sjeffery@cfbt.com

September 25-28

St Edmund's College, Cambridge with The Open University and COL. 14th Cambridge International Conference on Open, Distance & e-Learning 2011. Theme: Internationalisation and Social Justice: the role of Open Distance and e-Learning, Madingley Hall, Cambridge. camcon@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk, http://www2.open.ac.uk/r06/conference
September 26-28
COL. Regional Focal Points Meeting (Asia). Malaysia
September 27 CYEC. Annual Forum and AGM. .

October 3-7 Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL - affiliate of CCEAM).
- Global Emerging Leaders' Summit. October 3 and 4 Adelaide, Australia.
- Annual National Conference and AGM. October 5-7 Adelaide, Australia
October 10-14 Nigerian Association for Educational Administration and Planning (NAEAP - affiliate of CCEAM) Conference. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
October 24-27 Commonwealth Youth Forum. Perth, Australia.
October 25-28 Commonwealth Peoples Forum (civil society) - including a strand on education. Perth, Australia.

October 28-30 CHOGM. Perth, Australia.
Oct 25-Nov 11 (tbc) UNESCO General Conference. Paris.
October 28 CEC/CCE with Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Schooling and the Transformation of Young Women' s Lives: Commonwealth Perspectives. Cambridge.

November (tbc) COL. Regional Focal Points Meeting (Pacific). New Zealand.
November 11-20 RCS. Commonwealth Gala Awards Week (winners of Young CW Competitions in London)
November 12 CCL/CCLEF in association with the Commonwealth High Commissioners and their spouses. The Commonwealth Fair, Kensington Town Hall, 1130-1800. Admission £5.00. To raise money for girls' secondary education in the Commonwealth. Details at www.ccl-int.org

December 2011 CEC. The Gladwyn Lecture. Palace of Westminster.


January 9-11 Education World Forum, London.
January 27-29. IACLALS (Indian branch of ACLALS) Annual conference. Venue tbc.

February 6 Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth, Head of the Commonwealth
Late Feb/ early Mar CEC. Commonwealth Secretary General's Briefing on CHOGM 2011 and the EPG report


April 12 WIACLALS (West Indian branch of ACLALS). 31st Annual conference. Date and venue tbc.

May 21-25 CCfE/LCD and others. Workshop on Achievable Education for All. Uganda.
May 26-28 CACLALS (Canadian branch of ACLALS). Annual conference. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

July 8-10 British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS, affiliate of CCEAM), Annual Conference, Educational Leadership in an Age of Globalisation. The Robinson's Executive Centre, Wyboston Lakes Centre.

Mauritius. Presentation of Education Good Practice Awards.

September 20-22 CCE. The Power of Caribbean Poetry - Word and Sound Cambridge (Homerton College/Faculty of Education) http://caribbeanpoetry.educ.cam.ac.uk

October 3-5 Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL - affiliate of CCEAM). Annual National Conference and AGM. Brisbane, Australia.

November 3-7 CCEAM. Biennial Conference, Board Meeting and BGM. New Trends, New Challenges in Educational Leadership and Management, Grand Resort Hotel. Limassol, Cyprus.


ACU Centenary (1913-2013)
Date tbc COL. The Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7). Venue tbc
October-November CHOGM

Contacts/Key to acronyms  (* = CCfE members, + = Associates)  TOP

ACS* - Association of Commonwealth Studies email: michael.twaddle@sas.ac.uk
ACEAB* - Association of Commonwealth Examination and Accreditation Bodies ean21@cam.ac.uk
ACLALS* - Association of Commonwealth Literature & Language Studies email: Ranjini.Mendis@kwantlen.ca
ACU* - Association of Commonwealth Universities www.acu.ac.uk
BECM* - British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol www.empiremuseum.co.uk
CAM* - Commonwealth Association of Museums www.maltwood.uvic.ca/cam/
CAPA* - Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa polymis@swiftkenya.com
CASTME* - Commonwealth Association of Science, Mathematics & Technology Teachers www.castme.org
CBC+ - Commonwealth Business Council www.cbcglobelink.org
CCE - Centre for Commonwealth Education, U.Cambridge www.commonwealth.org.uk/CentreForCE/ci
CCEAM* - Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management www.cceam.org
CCEM - Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers www.15ccem.org and www.16ccem.org
CCfE - Commonwealth Consortium for Education www.commonwealtheducation.org
CCL - Commonwealth Countries League www.ccl-int.org
CCLEF - Commonwealth Countries' League Education Fund www.ccl-int.org.uk
CEC* - Council for Education in the Commonwealth www.cecomm.org.uk

CF - Commonwealth Foundation www.commonwealthfoundation.com
CHEC* - Commonwealth Human Ecology Council www.chec-hq.org
- Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
CLGF - Commonwealth Local Government Forum www.clgf.org.uk
COL - Commonwealth of Learning www.col.org
ComSec- Commonwealth Secretariat www.thecommonwealth.org
CPSU* - Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit www.cpsu.org.uk
CRT+ - Commonwealth Rel;ations Trust (of the Nuffield Foundation) www.nuffieldfoundation.org)
- Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom www.cscuk.org.uk
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
+ - Commonwealth Teachers' Group
- Commonwealth Universities Study abroad Consortium www.acu.ac.uk/cusac
+ - Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council www.cyec.org.uk
ESU* - The English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth www.esu..org
ICS* - Institute of Commonwealth Studies www.sas.ac.uk/commonwealthstudies
LCD* - Link Community Development www.lcd.org.uk
LECT* - League for the Exchange of Commonwealth Teachers www.lect.org.uk
NAEAP - Nigerian Association for Educational Administration and Planning www.naeap.net
- Rajasthan Council for Educational Administration and Management
- Royal Commonwealth Society www.rcsint.org
ROSL+ - Royal Over-Seas League www.rosl.org.uk
UNESCO - United nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization www.unesco.org
- Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth www.col.org/vussc

This Calendar is compiled on behalf of the Commonwealth Consortium for Education by
Peter R. C. Williams Hon. Sec., Commonwealth Consortium for Education, www.commonwealtheducation.org
Personal contacts: peterrcwilliams@onetel.com Telephone: +44 (0)1306 501788