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33rd Annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

July 25-27, 2017

Madison, Wisconsin

Join Distance Education Professionals

The 33rd-annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is the place to learn from the best and engage with other distance education professionals. Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned expert, you’ll find many opportunities to network, gain new insights, and transform your day-to-day work.

Early-early-bird fee ($510) available through April 30

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Why Attend?

Engage with experts and national thought leaders in online and distance education

Connect with colleagues and conference presenters

Take away effective practices for improving your teaching methods

Collaborate with peers; share ideas, explore challenges, ask questions, and more!

"The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference keeps getting better and better. This is one of the best-organized conferences I have ever attended, and the venue is outstanding. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in online learning."

-Tom Reeves, University of Georgia

More than 130 sessions

Topics we're working on for the 2017 conference:

  • 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

Options to extend your learning

Registration required


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Choose from 4 Conference Certificates

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Includes online modules, conference registration and certificate session. Find out More

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Register for Distance Education Research Symposium

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Learn from prominent Distance Education researchers and publishers. Must pay a separate fee. Find out More

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Register for hands-on workshops

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Get hands-on practical learning experiences in specific areas. Must pay a separate fee. Find out More

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Sign up for a Special Interest Group (SIGs)

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Meet-up and network with peers throughout the conference. Find out More

Sneak Peek

Here are some of the invited featured speakers you’ll interact with this summer. We will announce more soon!


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