Innovation. Inspiration. Connection.

33rd Annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

July 25-27, 2017

Madison, Wisconsin

Learn from thought leaders and connect with colleagues at this national conference

Registration opens on March 27, 2017

Early-early-bird fee ($520) available through April 30


Add value to your work and your organization by attending this conference:



Learn vital information in the ways that best suit you. Choose from more than 130 sessions, from TED-style talks and expert facilitated discussions to problem-solving sessions to hands-on workshops and demos.

"I learned new, creative ways to better utilize technology to keep students engaged with the course materials and to provide additional opportunities for student-instructor interactions."

2016 attendee



Ask questions, share ideas, engage with national speakers, explore challenges, collaborate on common solutions, network with colleagues and industry leaders, and build relationships and communities of practice.

"The opportunities to connect with others were fantastic. I met faculty teaching online from all over the country. A great conference for networking, discussing ideas with peers and listening to engaging speakers."

2016 attendee



Surround yourself with the field’s most prominent innovators, thinkers, and leaders, in a beautiful setting near a world-class university.

"Innovation was truly emphasized in the conference. Working with my faculty to think outside of the box is something I look forward to doing."

2016 attendee



For over 30 years this conference has helped thousands of distance educators improve their teaching methods, step into leadership roles, and much more.

"I got information on a challenge my institution has been facing and now have practical strategies to use. I’ll be sharing many of these ideas and strategies with colleagues!"

2016 attendee

Enhance the present, prepare for the future

Conference topics include:

  • Applying learning science research
  • Design thinking for instructional design
  • Assessment strategies
  • Collaborative and social learning
  • Competency-based education
  • Digital credentials and badging
  • New video formats and tools
  • Evaluating eLearning projects
  • Faculty development
  • Gamification and learner engagement strategies
  • Learning analytics and student success
  • Online education management and leadership
  • New online teaching strategies
  • Open educational resources
  • Personalized and adaptive learning
  • Accessibility and universal design
  • Emerging technologies and methodologies


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