Our goal is simple: to provide you with a transformative professional development experience at an affordable price. This conference emphasizes evidence-based practice, educational innovation, and practical applications of theories and research findings in the field of distance education and online learning. There are also many opportunities for you to network, share, and collaborate with peers from around the world. You will head home with new skills, fresh knowledge, and the motivation to apply what you’ve learned.
More than 100 sessions help you find out what others are thinking and doing in the world of online education—and share your own experiences. Explore the 2017 conference archive to see past invited speakers and session topics.
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A broad range of professionals in distance education and online learning attend DT&L each year. Attendees range from experienced practitioners to new online educators and represent organizations from all regions of the United States and several other countries.
Learn in the ways that suit you best! Here are some of the session types you can choose from:
Keynote speeches and other presentations: keynote speeches and over a dozen other presentations by nationally recognized thought leaders and experts
Info sessions: concurrent sessions where experienced professionals present on a current topic
Discussions: facilitated, informal group discussions led by topic experts
Speed sessions: condensed presentations on hot topics, followed by Q&A sessions
ePosters: interactive electronic posters on course program design, research, and tools
Exhibit hall: the place to watch eTools demos and educational presentations, and the gathering place for other conference events
Enhance your conference experience by choosing these options when you register: