Where Education, Technology and Learning Converge

In distance education, keeping up means staying far ahead. At the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference you will discover innovative ways to teach and support online learners. Choose from more than 140 sessions to build the skills you need and learn best strategies, practices, and solutions. Connect with experts in online education and engage with eLearning colleagues from around the world.

Come early and stay late! Register for Tuesday workshops, and stay for the Conference Finale: Got Challenges? on Thursday at 2:45 pm. Then stick around to experience beautiful Madison, Wisconsin!

New this year:  If you are in military education or workplace training, don’t forget to sign up for one of these Special Interest Groups (SIGs) when you register…at no additional cost.

Save the date for next year’s conference: August 9‑11, 2016

Featured Speakers

 Here are a few of the thought leaders you’ll see and interact with at the conference.  See more>


Learning Ecosystems: Reshaping the Future of Learning


From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom


Applying Learning Science Research to Distance Education Practice


Going Global: New Perspectives on Distance Education


Dialogue with a Distance Education Master

Build Your Skills

Here are just some of the topics that will be presented this year

  • Competency-based learning
  • Learner engagement strategies
  • Big data & learning analytics
  • Evaluation & assessment
  • Open educational resources
  • Instructional design & project management
  • Gamification and badges
  • Mobile & social learning
  • Brain & cognitive science

New This Year

Earn a Conference Certificate

Earn 5 CEUs. Includes pre- and post-conference online work and conference registration. More»

Attend a Workplace Training and Development or Military Education

Facilitated meetings during and after conference to share expertise and best practices More»

Participate in the Emerging Topics Cafe

Special venue for self-initiated informal discussions on issues and new ideas