PORTLAND — The University of Southern Maine will host Diverse 2010, an annual international conference on visual and virtual learning that started in 2001.

Usually held in Europe, the three-day conference will be held on USM’s Portland campus July 6 through 8.

This year’s conference is organized by H. Lori Schnieders, assistant professor of counselor education at USM.

Global experts will lead workshops on topics such as video training for teachers, communicating with autistic students and using the iPad in education.

For more information, including how to register, call 207-780-5055 or visit usm.maine.edu/pdc/diverse/presentations.html