2018 Up and Coming Events
The United States Distance Learning Association hosts several yearly events including our National Conference, National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) and the Public Policy Forum. Every other year we also host the International Forum for Women in E-Learning (IFWE). Our community of members, conference attendees and sponsors have helped to make these the “go-to” events within the distance and digital learning community by providing leading-edge session topics, live technology demonstrations and highly interactive participation. Conference attendees quickly understand why our events are so highly rated by past participants – intimate settings with like-minded professionals sharing best-practice topics that can be immediately applied to their daily routines. While distance learning has provided countless benefits for the teaching community over the years, our physical gatherings are truly special with a tangible sense of family enjoyed by all.
When it comes to virtual events, our NDLW program can be enjoyed by all regardless of travel constraints as it is held completely on-line. During this week-long event we offer the latest in hot topics ranging from game-based teaching to ADA compliance and everything in between. Be sure to register for these popular events. For more information, please contact Pat Cassella, committee chair @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a Special Events coming up!
Please join us November 28th – November 30th, 2018 at the Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, TX for the next IFWE event! IFWE is the International Forum for Women in E-Learning ( https://www.usdla.org/events/ifwe/ ) by the USDLA. Recognizing the role of women leaders in the field, USDLA is proud to present IFWE every two years.
As a forum, IFWE includes open discussions, a voicing of ideas, and a number of presentations involving conversations that include audience participation. It is designed to tap into the resources of the attendees as well as other experts in their profession.
IFWE is an opportunity to share ideas, learn about eLearning programs and products, discuss issues, and gain a better understanding of being a successful leader. It also provides attendees with a wonderful opportunity to establish new relationships and contacts, find a mentor or become a mentor, and visit with old friends involved in eLearning. The format of the event allows attendees to learn about relevant topics from many different points of view. IFWE is a time for attendees to listen, think, talk, network, reflect, dream and learn.
Hope to see you in Texas for this wonderful event!
Visit our IFWE site for more details, to register or become a sponsor.
2018 Corporate Learning Week
Join the USDLA at Corporate Learning Week in Orlando, FL. You will be among executive level speakers from companies such as AIG, Siemens, Caterpillar, Hilton, Jetblue, and more. In additional to fantastic networking sessions and interactive discussion groups, CLW has site tours of Jet Blue Airlines, Coca Cola, and CFE Federal Credit Union. Use code: CLW_USDLA for 20% off standard pricing!
November 28th – November 30th, 2018
San Antonio, TX
November 5th – 9th, 2018
Take a look at events that USDLA has hosted in the past.
Another element of the USDLA culture is that by and large, we come together as working professionals, not as high-brow educational theorists. So “what works” will always trump fancy pedagogical jargon. By and large, you’ll find an emphasis on harvesting practical, real-world solutions … and often from unconventional sources. To wit, might an elementary school teacher offer something of value to a college professor? The answer can be surprising!
Many of our events, too, bring together companies which provide goods and services to distance learning providers. Certainly marketing can take place in such a setting but experience shows that it’s more about finding synergies than practicing salesmanship.
Folks learn from a community that is broader than their own – and everybody wins!