The National Center for Research in Vocational Education's calendar, listing about 20 events, is located at http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/CalendarPage.html. Because of the site's database you can search for events by title, location, sponsoring organization or date. Surfers can choose long or short descriptions of events and sort events by date or organization name. There also are links to the event sponsors' Web pages when available.
The Florida School-to-Work Information Navigator lists about 15 upcoming events at http://www.flstw.fsu.edu/upcoming.html. Like the School-to-Work Office calendar, it is organized as a single chronological page with links to sponsors' pages when available.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration has a calendar at http://smiley.xpandcorp.com/doleta/newcal, which lists almost 40 events. The presentation is similar to the School-to-Work Office, but the database format allows for more flexibility. However, there is not a search facility (other than using your Web browser to search the current display).
The Education Week calendar at http://www.edweek.org/context/calendar/calendar.htm is a good collection of information with nearly 400 events listed. The main display is a monthly chronological listing. There also are indexes by subject and sponsoring organization.
All of these calendars are good resources for Techniques readers and together provide good coverage of national and regional conferences. Bookmark your favorites and take advantage of the feedback buttons on all the sites to inform calendar managers of events that should be included.
This "NET Gain" was compiled by David Carlson and Peter Seidman (NCRVE, University of California at Berkeley). An online archive of columns is available on the NCRVE World Wide Web server (http://ncrve.berkeley.edu/NetGain/). Readers are encouraged to let the authors know about any changes in the resources listed, as well as about others they find useful.
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