Virtual Conference Contests

The 2020 virtual DT&L conference is all about learning new ideas, collaborating with colleagues, and strengthening your distance-education skills. It’s also about connecting and celebrating our field and each other. In that spirit, enjoy these three conference contests: the 20/20 Vision Quest, DT&L Bingo, and our daily Twitter challenges.

Every correct entry in our contests earns you conference swag related to 20/20 vision: a screen cleaner brush or a laptop-camera cover. You’ll also be entered into drawings for splendid prizes:

  • 2.0 CEUs of free registration in our Distance Teaching & Learning professional-development offerings
  • 5 signed copies of Why Some Seeds Don’t Grow and 2 five-hour consulting sessions for better serving at-potential learners (course design, instruction, team evolution. (from keynote, Newton Miller)
  • A signed copy of the Handbook of Distance Education, 4th ed. (from Michael Moore)
  • 2 hours of online-course-material accessibility consultation (from Anna E Cook)
  • 2 Innovative Educators webinar certificates

20/20 Vision Quest

Attend all 8 of the keynote, main-stage, and invited session time blocks (2 each day, Tuesday through Friday). In each session, you will see a word—on your screen, posted in the background of presenters’ environments, or hidden in the presentation materials.

Collect the words & re-order them to make a sentence. All correct entries win conference swag: a screen and keyboard cleaner.

Entry Form

(Google form, 1 entry per person)

DT&L Bingo

As part of your registration, you will receive an email message with some virtual conference swag:

  • a printable coffee-mug/water-bottle conference sticker,
  • decorate-your-own DT&L vision glasses (wear them in your #DTLselfie or #DTLvision entry), and
  • materials from our conference sponsors and exhibitors.

Included in that virtual packet is a DT&L bingo card. Fill in five squares across, down, or diagonally, and get conference swag (a laptop camera cover)!

Entry Form

(Google form, 1 entry per person)

Daily Twitter Challenges

  • Tues, Aug 4: Show us your (actual or aspirational) animal companions using hashtag #DTLpets.
  • Wed, Aug 5: Tag #DTLselfies on a photo of you at sessions: show your screen and your smile!
  • Thu, Aug 6: Wear your school colors or gear; tag #DTLspirit and your institution, too.
  • Fri, Aug 7: Share your #DTLvision of what you will take away from our time together.

Share your photos, follow daily hashtags, use the conference hashtag #UWdtl and our handle @UWDEPD, and like posts from colleagues, too.

Posts created and tagged on contest days will earn conference swag. Posts that receive the most total likes and comments by the end of each challenge day will also be entered to earn prizes!

Rules & Regulations:

  • Entries for 20/20 Vision Quest & DT&L Bingo must be submitted by 4 pm CST on August 7th. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • By participating in the Daily Twitter contest, you give UW–Madison’s Division of Continuing Studies permission to use your tweet in future marketing efforts.