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The United States Distance Learning Association’sBonita Springs, FloridaTuesday, November 27, 2012 – Thursday, November 29, 2012Call for Proposals
This is the Call for Proposals for the fifth International Forum for Women in E-
Learning conference ( http://www.usdla.org/ifwe2012/home.html ) to be held
November 27-November 28, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa,
5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34143. There are eleven topic areas for
which we are soliciting presentations within the context of e-learning.
These topic areas include:
1. Managing and demonstrating international initiatives
2. Findings in research and assessment of courses, people, programs
3. Developing and implementing workplace policies and practices
4. Improving the female voice and leadership in the workplace
5. Facilitating and managing diversity
6. Enhancing the mentor/mentee relationship
7. Demonstrating innovative e-learning strategies
8. Predicting the future of e-learning
9. Keeping up with the changes in technology
10.Spirituality, Health, and Work-Life Balance
11.Maintaining Online Integrity
Presentations are encouraged across a broad perspective of e-learning, as the
conference participants typically represent all constituencies and types of e-
learning. The primary constituencies include higher education, K-12 education,
military, workforce and corporate training, but all are welcome. Please be
specific in your description and submission about the topic or topic areas your
presentation will primarily target.
We are planning three types of sessions this year:
1) Informative sessions – These sessions provide an opportunity for 1-hour
presentations in your field of expertise. Your session should include
adequate time for questions at the end of your presentation. (Teams of
co-presenters are welcome and encouraged)
2) Pre-conference workshops-These are 1.5 hour workshops where
presenters lead participants in new directions and allow them to practice
new skills. (Teams of co-presenters are welcome and encouraged)
3) Poster sessions – Poster sessions are held during the IFWE Opening
Reception on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Poster
presenters will be provided a table where they can set up an actual
standing poster that describes their project or program. The presenter can
also have handouts and other materials on the table. During the poster
session, IFWE participants will have a chance to visit with all of the
Unfortunately, we do not have a facility for computer-based hands-on workshops.
We recommend that proposals be specific about the value provided to attendees.
Please do not plan to make a sales presentation. Proposals should be focused
on innovative issues and working solutions.
Important Requirement: All presenters must register for the full conference.Proposals are due on June 15, 2012
IFWE participants will expect well-delivered presentations containing quality
information that is of practical value to their day-to-day personal and professional
lives. Each proposal will be reviewed by the IFWE Program Committee.
Reviewers will look for clear descriptions. Considerable weight is given to
proposals that specify session learning objectives and clearly describe why the
content will be relevant and valuable to attendees.
Status of Proposals and Notification:
You will be contacted no later than August 15, 2012 about the status of your
proposal. If your proposal is accepted, the lead presenter will receive an email
containing information relevant to your presentation. Lead presenters are
responsible for forwarding all information to their co-presenters.
The conference will provide a standard set up (LCD data/video projector and
screen). We have limited space for sessions that require Internet connectivity. If
you require Internet and or sound, please state that clearly in your
proposal. You will need to provide your own laptop computer.
Preparing your proposal:
Please be specific and clear when you provide the required information
requested on the electronic proposal submission system. When you are ready to
submit your proposal, submit it electronically by going to
An email confirming the receipt of your proposal will be sent to you. When you
are in the process of entering your proposal you can, at any time, click on Save
and Exit. A confirmation email will be sent with information on how to log back in
and continue your entry.
For questions about proposals in general, please contact Kim Airasian at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any technical problems with your submission,
please contact the USDLA office at 1-800-275-5162.
Good luck with your proposal!
We look forward to seeing you in November!
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org
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