DT&L 35. Start here. Reach everywhere. Celebrating 35 years.

The 35th annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

August 6-8, 2019 • Madison, WI

Present at DT&L

DT&L is the premier national conference for online and distance educators.

We’re seeking dynamic presentations that will revolutionize online teaching and learning for beginner and advanced practitioners.

You will help advance the field of online education by sharing your knowledge and best practices with more than 700 college faculty, teachers, thought leaders, administrators, instructional designers, technology support staff, corporate and military educators, and more.

Submit your proposal today.

Share your expertise on a current or emerging topic in these broad areas:

  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Design
  • Faculty Development
  • Learner Engagement
  • Online Administration
  • Research


The 2019 Call for Proposals has now ended.

Here's a taste of what you can expect at our 2019 conference

Start here. Reach everywhere.

Join our community of online and distance educators

DT&L isn’t just a conference, it’s a community of educators with ideas and experiences to share. You’ll laugh, you’ll be moved, and you’ll come away with new ways to approach your work and put research into practice. You’ll meet people who can help your career thrive. You’ll also get to enjoy Madison–a walkable, culture-filled city nestled between two beautiful lakes. It’s the perfect place to learn, explore, and relax this summer.

Keynote Speakers

Bryan Alexander

Futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher at Georgetown University

Brilliant Technologies and Challenged Campuses: What’s Next in Ed Tech

Robin DeRosa

Director of the Open Teaching and Learning Lab at Plymouth State University

Personal Space: Rethinking “Distance” Learning

Invited Speakers

What attendees are saying about DT&L 2018

 This is the best conference I have ever attended. I am coming away with so many new ideas and professional connections. Excellent attention to detail and thoughtful planning made this a memorable event that touched me personally and professionally. It is very clear why this conference has so many repeat attendees. I loved it! 

 DT&L is like a group of my best friends who become quite animated while discussing something we all love. I’ve attended two years now and each time have taken so much knowledge home as well as additions to my network. This only strengthens my ability to partner with my faculty. We’re all dealing with the same challenges. It’s knowing that there are others in which I can connect that makes the journey less daunting. 

 The vendor displays were a wonderful opportunity to visit with the companies and get detailed information about products and services that can enhance your online teaching. Networking opportunities were fantastic, and the facilities and staff were top notch. I can’t wait to come back!