Virtual One-day Congress

Sunday, 7 June 2020
Using Zoom

UPDATE 11 June 2020: Watch videos
5 Esperantists

Duncan Charters, Katalin Kováts, jOmO, Renato Corsetti, Keyhan Sayadpour

We had the following overseas presenters:
• Duncan Charters, USA
• Katalin Kováts, Netherlands
• jOmO, France
• Renato Corsetti, UK
• Keyhan Sayadpour, Iran

We also organised a few language sessions for beginners.

Participation was FREE. You could join for the whole day or chose some selected sessions only.

PROGRAM

[Eastern Australian time zone (UTC+10:00)]

All lectures, and videos, are in Esperanto.

08:30
Opening “ceremony”: Welcome, clarification about the program

09:00
Esperanto during COVID-19 – Duncan Charters, USA (president of the World Esperanto Association)

10:00
The Encyclopedia of Adam Lindsay Gordon – John Adams and the Torquay Esperanto Coffee Club

10:30
A famous-unknown woman from Adelaide – Katja Steele, Australia

10:45
Quiz: Languages and geography – Benno Lang, Australia

11:00
Coffee break

11:30
The COVID-19 pandemic and the health system in Iran – Keyhan Sayadpour, Iran (president of the Iranian Esperanto Association)

12:30
Lunch

13:30
Diaries from Hell: The chronicles of Viktor Klemperer – Trevor Steele, Australia
Viktor Klemperer was a Jew who miraculously survived the 12 years of Hitler.

14:30
Montessori education – Penny Vos, Australia
What it is, and how it presents possibilities both for and through Esperanto

15:30
Coffee break

16:00
Important issues in the teaching of Esperanto – Katalin Kováts, Netherlands

17:00
How I write songs – jOmO, France (world-famous singer)

18:00
Dinner

19:00
English and Esperanto – Renato Corsetti, UK

20:00 → 
Informal chat

Posted in Congress, Event.

2 Comments

  1. About Professor R Corsetti’s iconoclastic speech “La angla kaj Esperanto” to be delivered by him – virtually – under the auspices of the Australian Esperanto Association on 7th June 2020 at 7:00 PM and published later in Esperanto sub la Suda Kruco:

    Here is some background material relating to the role of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt vis-á-vis promoting, with Prime Minister Churchill, the Basic English project of CK Ogden.
    Basic English, widely used by Voice of America for decades, first appeared 95 years ago.
    http://www.bandeeducation.com/a-challenge-and-an-opportunity
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_English
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kay_Ogden

    For Baha’i friends, I’ve translated a draft of the speech in question free of charge and without copyright (with Renato’s permission). See the second part of my link above, “a-challenge-and-an-opportunity”, for a study on how several world leaders of the 1940s thwarted Esperanto.
     
    All the best,
    Paul

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