Be Informed, Inspired, and Engaged

In times of rapid innovation and change, keeping up means staying far ahead. The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference has helped distance educators develop effective practices, navigate rapidly changing technology, and improve teaching methods for more than 30 years.

Conference speakers are prominent innovators and national thought leaders in distance and online education. You’ll learn how to enhance learner engagement, achieve measurable results, leverage technology, and much more.

This year’s conference is sure to inform, inspire and engage. It all happens against the backdrop of a vibrant city.

Come to Madison!

Registration opens in March.

  • Join more than 800 colleagues from around the world
  • Choose from more than 130 sessions
  • Register for hands-on workshops
  • Collaborate and network
  • Learn best practices from experts and peers
  • Share resources and ideas
  • Visit the newly designed and interactive Exhibit Hall
  • Choose from 3 Blended Conference Certificate Packages
  • Sign up for a Special Interest Group

Sneak Peek

Here are some of the featured speakers you’ll see and interact with this summer.  More coming!

Richard Culatta
Educational Innovations

Karl Kapp
Learner Engagement

Michelle Miller
Minds Online

Darcy Hardy
Quality Distance Ed

Simone Conceição
Research to Practice

More Than 130 Sessions

Session topics we’re working on for the 2016 conference:


  • Adaptive and personalized learning
  • Administration and program management
  • Competency-based education
  • Design for learning
  • Digital credentialing (badges)
  • Emerging technologies
  • Evaluating elearning
  • Learner engagement strategies
  • Learner support
  • Learning analytics and retention
  • Learning assessment
  • Learning science research
  • Mobile learning
  • Open educational resources (OER)
  • Social media and learning
  • Universal design and accessibility
  • Video and multimedia
  • and more!