Agenda – At a Glance

Three days of innovation, inspiration, and connection

The 2017 conference is more dynamic than ever, with more than 170 learning sessions, including presentations by thought leaders, practitioners, and designers from around the country. Get inspired by new ideas in online education. Discover exciting research, innovative teaching tools, and cutting-edge learning technologies. Network and brainstorm with colleagues who share your passion. You’ll leave refreshed and ready to take on the world of distance education.

View the tentative schedule below. Events and times may be subject to change.

 

July 25, 2017

Time Event
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration
8:00 am – 2:45 pm Distance Education Research Symposium (Fee; limited enrollment; includes lunch)
8:15 – 11:15 am Pre-conference 3-hour workshops (Fee; limited enrollment)
8:15 am – 2:45 pm Conference blended certificates (Fee; limited enrollment; includes lunch)
10:30 – 11:15 am Orientation to the conference (free, but must register)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Networking luncheon
(Fee; included if registered for both a morning and afternoon workshop)
1:15 – 2:45 pm Pre-conference 90-minute workshops (Fee; limited enrollment)
1:15 – 2:00 pm Orientation to the conference (free, but must register)
1:30 – 6:00 pm ETC Café open (Emerging Topics & Challenges Café)
2:00 – 3:45 pm Speed sessions – basic track
3:30 – 4:30 pm Conference spotlight session
4:00 – 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall open (Sponsor showcases – 4:30-6 pm)
4:30 – 5:15 pm ePoster sessions

July 26, 2017

Time Event
7:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration
7:00 – 7:45 am Early-bird discussions
7:00 – 8:30 am Continental breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 am Conference welcome and opening keynote
Michelle Weise, Southern New Hampshire University
9:30 am – 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall open
ETC Café open
9:30 – 10:15 am Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
10:15 am and 11:15 am Concurrent and spotlight sessions
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch plenary session
1:15 – 2:00 pm Dessert in the Exhibit Hall
2:00 pm and 3:00 pm Concurrent and spotlight sessions
4:00 – 4:45 pm Afternoon keynote
Nick Floro, Sealworks Interactive Studios
4:45 – 5:45 pm Exhibit Hall & networking reception

July 27, 2017

Time Event
7:00 – 7:45 am Early-bird discussions
7:00 – 8:30 am Continental breakfast
8:00 – 8:45 am Morning plenary session
9:00 am and 10:00 am Concurrent and spotlight sessions
9:00 am – 2:45 pm ETC Café open
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brunch followed by keynote
Richard Davidson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:45 pm and 1:45 pm Concurrent and spotlight sessions
2:45 – 4:00 pm Big Ideas conference finale

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