LITERACY: GETTING IT RIGHT.
Organised by the United Kingdom Reading Association at Chester College of Higher Education to explore emerging issues and evidence through talks and workshops. Speakers include: John Stannard, director, National Literacy Strategy, Reading, and Professor Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University, California. Fee: pound;360 inclusive. Details: Heather Fitzgerald, 01273 778147.
International conference on design and technology educational research and curriculum development at Loughborough University. Speakers include: Steve Keirl, University of South Australia; Professor Gunther Kress, London Institute of Education; and Kate Bellingham, Young Engineers. Plus sessions and workshops with Focus on Food and Women into Science and Engineering. Fee: pound;235; pound;75 day rate. Details: Mrs P M Wormald-Lim, 01509 222644; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SEPTEMBER 7-11.
THE FUTURE FACE OFMUSEUM EDUCATION.
Group for Education in Museums conference in Guernsey. Speakers include: Maggie Semple, New Millennium Experience Company, and David Dawson, museums' new technology adviser, Museums and Galleries Commission. Visits to Castle Cornet, Sark and Jersey available. Fee: pound;177.50, pound;162.50 members, pound;147.50 students. Details: Stephen Manion, 01665 510777 (accommodation and travel, 01481 724659).
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT.
Organised by Community Service Volunteers at Essenden Place, near Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Intensive courses for those with around two years' experience of volunteer organising and the opportunity for one-to-one consultations with trainers. Fee: pound;400 (pound;200 bursaries available). Details: Bridie Duffy, 0171 278 6601 OCTOBER 15-18.
Eighth European workshop (in French, Spanish and English) on volunteer action at Hotel Convencion, cO'Donnel 53, Madrid, Spain. Themes include: youth and volunteering; philosophy and values. Fee: pound;440 participants, pound;420 presenters. Details: Sandra Turner, 0171 278 6601.