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CFP 11/20 – US Distance Learning Association National Conference (May 10-12, 2016, St. Louis, MO)

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The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2016 National Conference is the premier event for professionals in the distance learning industry. This year’s conference (May 10 – May 12, 2016) promises to deliver an action-packed agenda that will bring together distance learning practitioners from across the country to St. Louis, Missouri.

The format of the event allows attendees to learn about relevant topics from many different points of view. The moderate size makes it possible for attendees to actively participate. This year’s conference will include not only concurrent sessions, but also poster, panel, and collaborative sessions.

The USDLA Call For Proposals is now open!  Please submit your proposal by November 20, 2015 for Program Committee consideration.  Interested in the Conference and want to learn a little more?  Click here for a glance at last year’s Conference Program to see keynote speakers, concurrent sessions and panel discussions!  Please contact Kimberly Airasian at 617.399.1770 or for more information.

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Workshop: Writing/Designing NIH Proposals (April 27, 2015, Chicago)

Writing/Designing NIH Proposals Workshop to be held at The University of Chicago, April 27, 2015. This one-day seminar is geared for junior faculty, students, and administrators who are beginning the process of submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is also relevant for seasoned researchers who wish to refresh their knowledge of the new NIH requirements and the peer review process. Ultimately, the focus is to assist all who wish to submit winning research proposals to the NIH.

Workshop Fee: $375.00 (including tuition, materials, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)

Register online or call us toll free at (866)-704-7268 or (571) 257-8864.

Online Learning Consortium Blended Learning Conference & Workshop (July 7-8, 2015, Denver, CO)

The conference provides the opportunity for instructors and faculty members, instructional designers, student advisors, administrative leaders, and researchers to share best practices, strategic considerations, models of practice, and challenges revealed through our experiences in practice and research.

Attendees will be able to attend two days of sessions including interactive workshops, information sessions, poster sessions, a plenary session, and a keynote address, all focused on instructional practices, academic planning, faculty development, and assessment/evaluation.

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Online Learning Consortium Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (April 22-24, 2015, Dallas, TX)

The Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium), MERLOT, and our Emerging Technologies steering committee welcome you to the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online), which will be held Dallas, TX on April 22-24, 2015.

For the second straight year, the conference will be located in Dallas at the beautiful Sheraton Dallas Hotel where we will come together to share our ideas and best practices as we learn from one another. With two new program tracks; an increased emphasis on hands-on learning; the addition of Teacher Tank, a high energy “pitch-style” session for our Launch Pad startups; and our dazzling line up of speakers, you are not going to want to miss this event!

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CFP (Due April 28) – Online Learning Consortium International Conference (Oct. 14-16, 2015, Orlando, FL)

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This year’s conference promises outstanding keynotes, features sessions and workshops. In addition, our Technology Test Kitchen and Discovery sessions will once again provide you with the opportunity to interact with experts in new and emerging technologies and topics, reinforcing why this is the premiere conference in online learning.

Our variety of conference tracks and exhibits promise to offer something for everyone involved with ensuring the 21st century of online learning provides the highest quality educational experience. Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival culinary and entertainment event offers networking opportunities—or, for the young-at-heart, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party provides a fun night at the Magic Kingdom. On behalf of the conference steering committee, we look forward to seeing you in beautiful, sunny Orlando in October!

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The Teaching Professor Technology Conference (October 2-4, 2015, New Orleans)

At The Teaching Professor Technology Conference, you’ll take a close look at the diverse technologies that are influencing the ways teachers teach and students learn today—and, at the same time, discover pedagogically effective ways to integrate these new technologies in your courses and on your campus.

At this three-day conference, you’ll join faculty, instructional designers, faculty developers, educational technology leaders, and other higher education professionals curious about new ways that technology is altering the learning environment.

Distance Teaching & Learning Conference (Aug. 11-13, 2015, Madison, WI)

In distance education, keeping up means staying far ahead. At the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference you will discover innovative ways to teach and support online learners.

Learn best strategies, practices, and solutions. Connect with experts in online education and engage with e-learning colleagues from around the world.

Faculty Summer Institute (May 27-19, Urbana, IL) – Free for UIS Faculty & Staff

The Faculty Summer Institute (FSI) is a three-day conference that brings faculty members and instructional-technology professionals together each May at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Attendees come from across Illinois and as far away as Canada. The conference features keynote presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of modern communication and information technologies in higher education.

Register by May 20 to attend.

CFP (Due June 10) – Lilly National Conference (October 15-17, 2015 – Traverse City, MI)

Lilly National Conference – Traverse City, MI

October 15 – 17


The call for proposals is open now through June 9th! The conference sub themes include the following topics:  Academic Success; Assessment/Student Outcomes; Creating Communities of Learners; Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign; Engaging and Motivating Students; Innovative Pedagogical Approaches; Multiculturalism/Diversity/Inclusion; Online Learning; Promoting Social Responsibility; Service/Experiential Learning; Teaching Well with Technology.  


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