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ECEL 2012
26-27 October, Groningen, The Netherlands
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Registration Information for the 11th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL-2012

Please read this page carefully before clicking on the Register Here button which will take you to our shop

The registration fee quoted includes:

On this page you can also:
(additional costs apply, details below)

ü      Complimentary drink at the pre-conference registration

ü      Entrance to all sessions of the conference

ü      Refreshments and lunch on both days of the conference

ü      A place at the Conference Banquet

ü      An electronic copy of the conference proceedings

ü      A conference bag and associated materials


  • Order a paper copy of the proceedings
  • Book additional places at the Conference Banquet


All prices are in GBP (pounds sterling)
Group discounts We offer a group discount of 15% off the registration fee for 3-5 participants and 20% for 6 or more participants. All participants must register together and only one invoice/receipt will be issued. These discounts cannot be combined with any other discounted rate. The system will calculate the group discount automatically once you have selected more than 3 registrations.

A discounted fee if paid
18 August 2012

(now closed)

Normal fee payable if paid
after 18 August 2012




PhD Students name of institution and student registration number required



Combined Supervisor and Student Discounted rate where both attend



Government and Public Sector



Professionals and Consultants



Optional items:



Conference proceedings are supplied as part of the package on CD-ROM. You can choose to reserve a hard copy in advance at this special price. (Only available at this price to conference participants. To purchase only the proceedings, visit our bookshop)



Your registration fee includes a place for you at the Conference dinner. Participants are welcome to bring a guest to the conference dinner. The cost in Groningen is:






Special rates are available on a bed and breakfast basis, for the nights of 25 and 26 October at the following hotels. You can find more information about the hotels including their location in relation to the Conference Venue from the Practical Information page. In order to book accommodation you need to complete the accommodation request FORM

Note: There is a limited availability at each of the hotels so it is advisable to book well in advance.

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Option 1 - The University Guesthouse

The University Guesthouse provides short- to medium-term accommodation to guests and relations of the University of Groningen. The hotel is situated in the heart of the inner city and within walking distance of Groningen Academic Hospital (Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen, UMCG), most University nuclei, most congress centres, and the Central Station. Single rooms are € 71.00 and double rooms € 98.50 per night

Option 2 – The Martini Hotel

With our renowned personal approach we welcome our guests since 1871. The former “WEEVA”, Woon en Eethuis Voor Allen (House For All To Sleep And Eat) is still widely known. Taste our nostalgic ambiance and complete your stay in Groningen by an overnight stay in our atmospheric and centrally located hotel. Single rooms are € 92.80 and double rooms € 106.10 per night. All rates are per room per night, including taxes, service and buffet-breakfast.

Option 3 - The Hampshire City Hotel

The Hampshire City Hotel – Groningen is located in the city centre. All hotel rooms offer air-conditioning and free high-speed internet. The lounge/ hotel bar offers a free WIFI connection. The Sauna, Turkish Steam bath and the Fitness Facilities are available free of charge. Single rooms are € 118.30 and double rooms € 137.60 per night

Option 4 - NH Hotel de Ville

With 66 elegant guest rooms and three multifunctional meeting spaces, the NH Hotel de Ville in Groningen is able to hosts guests travelling for both business and pleasure. The hotel garden provides natural serenity, while the fireplace in the lounge encourages warm conversation on cold nights. Start your day with breakfast in our beautiful Garden Room. End the day with delectable French cuisine at the Bistro 't Gerecht. Single rooms are € 150.30 and double rooms € 170.60 per night

Visa Applications: Visitors to The Netherlands must have a valid passport and may require a visa. We recommend that you check with your nearest Dutch (The Netherlands) Embassy. You may also find this page helpful. Please note that we are not able to provide visas but, once you have completed registration and paid in full, we can provide a letter confirming that you have registered and paid to attend the conference. Please read our Visa Information page and then complete the Information Form.


Payment deadlines

Earlybird fees must reach us no later than 18 August 2012.
To ensure publication of papers, author payments must reach us no later than 22 September 2012.
Other payments should reach us no later than 10 October 2012.
Registrations can still be made after this date, provided payment is received by credit/debit card at the time of booking.

Participants arriving at the conference without having pre-registered are welcome subject to availability. Payment will be required on arrival, and will be subject to a late registration surcharge of £100 on the relevant fee.

How to pay: Fees are payable in advance. We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard (credit or debit). We do not accept AMEX, Diners or Maestro cards. You can also pay by GBP cheque/bank draft or by bank transfer. You need to register to obtain an invoice or pay by credit/debit card. The invoice will provide all the information you need to pay by bank transfer.Click the Register Here button at the top (or bottom) of this page to access our shop.

Changes and Amendments: Before finally submitting your registration, please check your order carefully as changes made to bookings after an invoice has been raised will be subject to an administration charge of £25 per change made. If you do notice that you have made a mistake please notify us by email so that we can help you before raising your invoice. All registration queries should be sent to Charl Walters

Cancellations: Please refer to cancellation terms and conditions.

Earlybird condition: In order to obtain the Earlybird rate, we must be in receipt of your full conference registration fee by the published Earlybird date. Although we endeavour to notify paper acceptance before this date, external factors may prevent this. In the event of an author subsequently failing to have a paper accepted for the conference, a refund can be made (cancellation charges apply).

Note to Authors: In order to have your paper published in the conference proceedings the final date for receipt of authors’ payment is 22 September 2012. Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee the committee prefers that an author presents only one paper. However, if multiple papers are accepted for presentation, each paper requires a separate registration fee. Author registration and payment must be completed by 22 September 2012


Updated 13 September 2012



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