Conference Event Activities
The USDLA conference will provide plenty of activities – learning, social, and healthy – to stay involved!
Certain on-site activities will also be made available virtually when possible and are indicated as such below. We understand that many are experiencing “virtual fatigue” – it happens when you are spending up to half your day (or more) conferencing in front a computer or mobile device. All activities are meant to be relaxing rather than a mind drain so please plan to join us in person if possible and see some of the old USDLA family while meeting new friends along the way.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner – Please refer to the schedule here for all meals provided. For virtual attendees, all meals are on your own from your home!
Monday July 18th – Opening Reception – Join us Monday evening for some social interaction! We will welcome conference attendees from around the world and have live musical entertainment to provide some food for the soul. Music will be streamed live to all virtual attendees.
Tuesday July 19th – Morning Exercise – Join us virtually for some stretches to start the day from your home or hotel room for those in Nashville (Click here to join Zoom Room). Physical training has been present in human societies throughout history. Usually, it was performed for the purposes of preparing for physical competition or display, improving physical, emotional and mental health, and looking attractive. The purpose of yoga is to build strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. Join us for a morning class to prepare yourself for an amazing day of learning.
Tuesday July 19th – Dinner on the Town, Mobile Roundtables with the Board – We will have several locations available to have dinner (on-site only). USDLA board members will be at each location to coordinate and help guide conversation around today’s most important topics.
Wednesday July 20th – Bill Jackson Memorial Sunrise Walk/Run – Perhaps you’ve heard that USDLA is tight knit family. That is especially true of our annual national conference. We will carry on a tradition that is near and dear to our hearts to help remember a past USDLA President that was taken away from us back in 2010. Join us for a morning walk, jog, or run to help us celebrate a life lost far too early.
The rest of our day will be spent learning from a community that is broader than our own!
Wednesday July 20th – International Awards Dinner – Join us for a premiere networking event. Enjoy a fantastic dinner while we recognize some of the most respected leaders in the distance/digital learning industry. This year we will be recognizing both 2021 as well as the new 2022 winners from around the world. For those who are virtual attendees we will be streaming the Awards courtesy of Discover Video. You can access the webcast by clicking here.