ICTE Santa Fe 1998

Worldwide Network of Learning: Opportunities, Challenges, and Contrasts

Santa Fe -- New Mexico’s capital -- lies centrally located in the heart of the American Southwest. Situated in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains (part of the Rocky Mountains), in northern New Mexico, Santa Fe lies about an hour’s scenic drive by auto or bus north of Albuquerque. Founded in 1607, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States, and rigid building codes have maintained the unique architectural integrity of the city. Visitors are intrigued by the thick adobe walls, the use of hand-hewn wood in ceilings, the many earth-tone hues of stucco, and door and window frames painted in turquoise, reflecting centuries of tradition. In the center of the town is a plaza, a tree-lined park surrounded by businesses and historic churches, reminiscent of traditional European and Latin American cities. The venue for ICTE Santa Fe 1998 will be the Sweeney Convention Center in Santa Fe, located a few blocks from the central plaza, and within easy walking distance of the selection of ICTE Conference hotels near the Santa Fe Plaza. Several meeting rooms will be shared with the historic La Fonda hotel, on the Santa Fe trail at the plaza. (For more information on Santa Fe and the surrounding area, as well as maps of the city and information on hotels, restaurants, and accommodation, see http://www.santafe.org.)

The weather in Santa Fe is great! At an altitude of 7,000 feet, Santa Fe has four mild but distinct seasons, with 300 + days of sunshine each year. Daytime temperatures in March will range from an average high during the day of 51 F (11 C) to an average nighttime low of 28 F (-2C). Delegates should bring sweaters and light jackets for cool evenings. Snow remains on the surrounding mountain peaks well into May, and the ski season typically extends until Easter each year, offering Delegates who choose to arrive a few days prior to the Conference an opportunity to ski less than an hour’s drive from the Santa Fe Plaza, or in the northern ski areas of Taos and Angel Fire, each approximately a two hour drive from Santa Fe.

The program is designed to facilitate a variety of presentational styles and formats. In addition to traditional papers and panels, we encourage proposals for debates, discussions in the round, demonstrations and whatever may contribute to opening new connections and horizons for Delegates.

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Images from photos by Chris Corrie

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