Frequently asked questions

Here are answers to some common questions about the DT&L Conference. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for here, please email us at dtl@dcs.wisc.edu.

Registration and fees

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When does registration open and what will it cost?

Registration for the 2021 fully virtual conference is open as of Wednesday, April 14, 2021. We are offering a single conference registration fee of $329.

Are there group discounts or scholarships available?

No, but everyone gets a discount! We have lowered the registration fee from last year’s amount in order to offer everyone affordable access to the 75+ sessions, keynotes, and special events in the DT&L conference.

What’s included in the conference fee?

Conference registration includes access to the following:

  • Keynote and featured speaker sessions
  • More than 75 sessions from Monday, August 2 through Thursday, August 5, 2021
  • Pre-conference orientation session on Sunday, August 1, 2021
  • ABCs of DE mini-symposium on Sunday, August 1, 2021
  • Virtual sponsor events, promotions, and give-aways
  • Learning Stage presentations
  • Access to the Conference Platform
  • Attendee digital welcome package
  • Digital conference publication with proceedings, papers, and session summaries
  • Presenter handouts and ancillary materials
  • Access to session recordings for 1 year post-conference
  • Workshops are not included in the basic conference fee, but can be added for an additional charge during the registration process

When and how will I receive a receipt for my registration?

The registration office will send you a confirmation email and receipt once you have registered and paid.

When will I receive my other registration materials?

We will email you a link to the conference platform at least one week before the conference begins to help you plan your experience and schedule.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

If you need to cancel, contact the registration office at 608-262-0810. Depending on the date of your cancellation, you may receive a full or partial  refund. See the registration page for more information.

Can I transfer my registration to another person?

If you are unable to attend the conference, you may transfer your registration to a colleague. You must let us know in advance who will be attending in your place. Please contact the registration office at 608-262-0810.

Accessibility Accommodations

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I have a disability and may need accessibility accommodations. What should I do?

We want to make participating and the conference experience simple, accessible and inclusive. All conference sessions will use tools that are accessible according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and we will offer live AI-generated captions for all conference sessions.

If you require a more specific disability accommodation, please email dtl@dcs.wisc.edu.

Disability accommodation requests received prior to June 10, 2020 are appreciated. While we do our best to serve the needs of everyone attending, short-notice and day-of-event accommodations cannot be guaranteed.

Planning your experience

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What is the schedule of the conference?

The conference takes place August 2-5, 2021. Take a look at the agenda-at-a-glance web page on the conference website: dtlconference.wisc.edu.

Is there an app for the conference?

Yes. We will email you information about one week before the conference begins. Use it to plan your conference experience, including which sessions you would like to attend.

How do I download handouts and other resources from the conference?

If provided by the presenters, these materials will be available for download through the conference platform. You will also receive a link to additional conference resources after the conference.

Sponsoring, and presenting

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My organization is interested in becoming a conference sponsor. Where can I find more information about this?

Please visit our sponsor page for details.

I’d like to be a presenter at the conference. Where do I find details about that?

The call for proposals is open every year from December to mid-January. During this time, you may submit an online proposal for consideration and review. Check our website every fall to see the exact dates and how to submit. If you have attended the conference in the past, you will receive emails announcing this opportunity.

If you have a specific question, please fill out the form on our contact us page.

Other questions

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Is there an emergency contact number for the conference?

Help is available by email at dtl@dcs.wisc.edu or phone 608-265-2679.

Can I earn college credits, continuing education units (CEUs), or digital badges at this event?

You will need to complete a form to apply for Continuing Education Units from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. You may earn a digital badge if you register for one of the blended conference certificate options. Additional fees apply.

Who should I contact if I have other questions?

Email conference staff at dtl@dcs.wisc.edu.

Are there professional-development opportunities beyond the conference itself?

Yes. For a separate fee, we offer 90-minute and 3-hour pre-conference workshops on Friday, July 30 and Sunday, August 1, 2021. We have separate-fee conference certificates that wrap around the conference and take advantage of the conference itself. And we also offer year-round professional development offerings for distance-education instructors, designers and administrators.