35th Anniversary Celebration in Nashville
Our conference will be held July 18th – 21st, 2022.
Host location for event:
Tennessee State University (TSU) – Avon Williams Campus
330 10th Avenue North., Nashville, TN 37203
The Conference and Events committee has been hard at work planning the details for the event which will include:
- Opening Keynote Address
- Live Music Kickoff Party
- Pre-Conference Sessions
- 60+ Concurrent Sessions
- Virtual Option for ALL Sessions
- Main Keynote Address -Will Bowen (Award-Winning Speaker!)
- International Awards Dinner for our 2021 and 2022 Winners
- Bill Jackson Memorial Walk/Run
- Downtown Nashville Night on the Town (w/courtesy transportation)
- Public Policy Forum
- Closing Keynote Address
Since our last physical gathering in Nashville during the Spring of 2019, much has changed in our world. We are grateful to be returning to a physical event in 2022 and are hoping you will join us to celebrate our 35th year.
Our USDLA National Conference has long been an event where we mingle, discuss technology and learn from an audience broader than our own. Nothing can replace those live in-person interactions and conference feedback has always focused on those personal relationships made with one another.
As we will shift our attention to our 35th anniversary of USDLA, we will be focusing on tracks that are in high demand as we continue to navigate both remote and in-person learning strategies. These tracks include:
- Online Teaching and Training
- HyFlex Strategies for Success
- Student Engagement Techniques
- Distance and Digital Learning Policy and Regulatory Landscape
- A Look Ahead – Educational Environment Five Years Out
- Professional Development for the Online Staff/Faculty
We also have a lineup of incredible speakers including a main keynote address from Will Bowen, award-winning author and motivational speaker that has been featured on Oprah, NBC’s Today Show, Forbes, Newsweek, Chicken Soup for the Soul and dozens of other high-impact show. You don’t want to miss Will!
To get the conference started we have Dr. Jack Thomas from Central State University, a noted scholar and lecturer, as well as a highly sought-after keynote speaker. He will be sharing his research and inspirational messages with our attendees and is sure to get us started for a great conference.
To keep us motivated mid-week, we have Dr. Makola Abdullah from Virginia State University, a leader and academic visionary committed to excellence. He is an internationally-renowned educator recognized for outstanding research as well as past provost and senior vice president at Bethune-Cookman University
USDLA Event Kickoff Speaker – Dr. Jack Thomas – Central State University
USDLA Keynote Speaker – Will Bowen – Complaint Free Movement
USDLA Midweek Speaker – Dr. Makola Abdullah – Virginia State University
USDLA Entertainment Kickoff – Mr. Roger Connelly
Awards Dinner – Papa Gyete Williams