Thank you for your interest in NDLW 2022! We are in the process of developing the programming and schedule. There will be 2 sessions per day, the first at Noon EST and the second at 3PM EST.
To register for a session, please click here.
Save the Date: Nov 7 ~ 11, 2022
This year, the United States Distance Learning Association will host the 15th NDLW conference between November 7 ~ 11, 2022. The daily time slots will be as follows:
- 1:00 – 1:45 pm EST: day 1 opening ceremony and keynote & daily first session
- 3:00 – 3:45 pm CT: daily second session
The final schedule will be announced by October 10th but in-progress versions of the schedule will be available here.
About the Conference
In a long tradition of honoring National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), in 2022, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) will once again host a free, virtual, week-long NDLW conference meant to:
- generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning;
- discuss current issues and emerging trends;
- highlight best practices;
- recognize leaders in the field.
The theme for NDLW 2022 15th anniversary edition is leadership across all aspects of distance learning. While many conference sessions are by invitation only, we reserve right to include proposed sessions as well. We, therefore, encourage proposals focused on leadership in education, practice, and research as they relate to distance learning in the United States of America.
Call for Proposals — Closed
Proposals must include the following in order to be considered:
- format (i.e., presentation or workshop);
- a descriptive title;
- no presenter names (to maintain impartiality in assessing proposals; if your proposal is selected, you will be invited to provide those details at a later time);
- a 50-200 word abstract addressing all of the following prompts:
- a brief description of the session’s topic and how it fits with the leadership theme;
- the importance of the topic presented;
- the learning outcomes for the session;
- your intended audience engagement;
- your intended handouts or leave-behinds, if any.
- specification of all the intended audiences for the session (i.e., K-12, higher ed, corporate, government, military, telehealth);
- specification of the time slots for which you are not available; please note that proposed sessions will only be scheduled in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th daily time slots and the 4th slot on the final day is reserved for the conference closing ceremony. Your session, if accepted, will be scheduled in close proximity to the related topics, at the conference organizers’ discretion.
Anniversary Conference Logo
For the last 14 years, we loved an NDLW logo that was beginning to deteriorate with the modifications made to it year after year. Here is our trusted logo, as last used:
To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we have commissioned a new logo, designed for us by the talented Daniela Mastropierro. This new logo pays homage to our old one, keeping our color palette as well as our traditional clean and crisp lines. This updated logo design will take us into the next decade, as we mark a new level of maturity in distance learning in the United States, while staying rooted in the valuable lessons of the past.
Affiliate Local NDLW Events
National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is presented by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), on a national level. However, NDLW is also celebrated by USDLA state chapters as well as schools, colleges, universities, or corporations. In alphabetical order, the 2022 year’s affiliate NDLW events are as follows:
- Asia-Pacific Online Distance Education Week
- European Distance Learning Week.
If your school, college, or corporation is planning to conduct an affiliate local NDLW event to celebrate and promote the field of online learning, please:
- schedule your affiliate event in the morning, allowing for attendance of the national event in the afternoon;
- kindly the link back to our USDLA 2022 NDLW page and we’ll link to your affiliate event page;
- display the 2022 NDLW logo on your page;
- email Pat Cassella at firstname.lastname@example.org when you are ready for us to link to your NDLW affiliate event page and receive the high-resolution NDLW logo.
For any suggestions or questions about National Distance Learning Week or if you would like to volunteer please contact:
Valary Oleinik NDLW Producer
We are grateful to our sponsors for USDLA’s NDLW 15th-anniversary conference!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit https://usdla.org/membership/sponsorship/.
All 2022 NDLW sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be available for free to those who register for the conference, as well as for USDLA members. If you would like to learn more about USDLA membership, please visit https://usdla.org/membership/.