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MEETING: May 18, 2016 
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Roll Call: Who's here? (might be worth adding location here in future?)
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What are you working on this week?

Agenda:  Continued discussion from the 5/11/16 Open Badges Community Call re: diversifying the format of the weekly Community Calls 
(while keeping the same day/time for the calls)

Conversation led by Nate Otto, Director of Technology, Badge Alliance

Reading List: 
Etherpad from 5/11/16 call:
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Proposal: Combine Several call formats to have a regular timeslot over the month, but with diversified topics: +1/-1?

Questions / Comments?

Moving Forward: Topics for the weekly Community Call  
This is your community call. Suggestions for topics and presenters are welcome, and Badge Alliance staff will follow up to schedule.
Please add topics for discussion / your name
Accepted topics (by interest):
Contribute your ideas! Put a +1 next to the topics that you would like to discuss on this call. Those topics with the most +1 will be hosted. 

Reading List/Additional notes for the community
Please add what you've been reading below. We'll soon be staffed up to curate this list more regularly.

 Funding Opportunity:
 NSF Science Learning Partnership: Support for science and informal STEM learning. Deadline June 14
Upcoming conferences and events
Let us know where you're going to be, especially if you're giving - or attending - a badges presentation!

Badges Summit pre-ISTE Conference Denver, CO: June 24 - Aurora Public Schools
Registration Open Now.
Keynotes: Doug Belshaw, Kylie Peppler

AAEEBL Annual Conference 2016: August 1 - 4, 2016
"Beyond the Box: Liberating Pedagogical Creativity with ePortfolios (Innovations in Learning, Assessment, Endorsement of Learning, and Career Building)" 

ePIC 2016, Bologna, Italy: October 26-28 
The 14th conference on ePortfolios, Open Badges, Personal Ledgers, Identities, Trust, Blockchains

Mozfest 2016, London: October 28-30
Mozilla’s annual festival celebrating the open web
Questions about the development of the program for this year's festival or themes/ideas you'd like to put forward, email
Other notes:
Catch up from 2015/2016
A listing of the community calls from 2015 will soon be consolidated on, but until then, here are the recent records.

Community Call: 11 May 2016 

Community Call: 4 May 2016 

Community Call: 27 April 2016 

Community Call: 20 April 2016 

Community Call: 13 April 2016 

Community Call: 6 April 2016

Community Call: 30 March 2016

Community Call: 23 March 2016

Community Call: 16 March 2016

 Community Call: 9 March 2016

Community Call: 2 March 2016

Community Call: 24 February 2016

Community Call: 17 February 2016
Community Call: 10 February 2016
Community Call: 3 February 2016
Community Call: 27 January 2016
Community Call: 20 January 2016
Community Call: 13 January 2016
Community Call: 6 January 2016
Community Call: December 16  2015:
Community Call: December 2  2015:
Community Call: November 25  2015:
Canceled for the American Thanksgiving Holiday
Community Call: November 18  2015:
Community Call: November 11  2015:
Community Call: November 4 2015:
Community Call: October 28 2015:
Community Call: October 21 2015:
Community Call: October 14 2015:
Community Call: October 7 2015:
Community Call: September 30 2015:
Community Call: September 23 2015: 
Community Call: September 16 2015: 
Community Call: September 9 2015: 
Community Call: September 2 2015: 
Community Call: August 26 2015: 
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