From Friday’s inbox…
Onsite and Virtual Programs Now Posted; Pre-conference Workshops Available for Registration
18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning
October 10-12, 2012
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort – Orlando, FL
Follow us on Twitter@sloanc_aln and #aln12
The full onsite program is posted for this fall’s annual International Conference on Online Learning. Join us in Orlando as we explore our conference theme “At a Crossroads: Online Education in a Complex World”.
In addition to an expansive conference program, we also offer a wide array of pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, October 10. The pre-conference workshops offer an in-depth look and interactive discussions and group work on a variety of topics covering all 7 conference tracks, including:
- Faculty and Professional Development and Support
- K-12 Online Education
- Leadership, Values, and Society
- Learning Effectiveness
- Open, Global, Mobile
- Student Services and Learner Support
- Technology and Emerging Learning Environments
Register now to attend the conference in Orlando. Pre-conference workshops are available only for onsite attendees and do require an additional fee.
Make your hotel reservations now – special pricing ends September 7
Attendees of the conference must book their hotel room at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort through the conference website no later than Friday, September 7 in order to receive discounted rates starting at $177.00 per night plus taxes. The special conference rates also apply for three days prior to and three days after the conclusion of the conference, so come early or stay late to enjoy a little Disney magic. Make your hotel reservations now.
Important: If you plan to arrive the weekend prior to the conference or stay the weekend after, make your hotel reservation NOW! The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is expected to be sold out during those weekends due to the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. Check the Travel and Hotel page of our website for updates on sold-out dates.
Can’t travel to Orlando? Join us as a virtual attendee…all of the professional benefits and none of the travel.
No time to get away? Does your university continue to restrict your travel budget? This year, we once again offer an option that will allow participants to make the conference come to them. The virtual attendee option provides the opportunity for individuals and institutions to attend select sessions of the conference via live webcast services provided by Mediasite.
A selection of over 65 sessions will be broadcast live, including the keynote and plenary sessions, featured sessions, best-in-track sessions, a representation of information sessions from each conference track, plus vendor showcase sessions on the latest technologies and services offered for online learning. On-demand access of all recorded sessions is also provided to onsite and virtual attendees post-conference for one year. View the full program of streamed sessions here.
All virtual and onsite attendees of the conference receive access to the on-demand recordings of all 65+ streamed sessions for one year post-conference at no additional cost.
Register now as an individual virtual attendee.
Have colleagues who would also like to attend virtually?
Sloan-C offers two options for you and your colleagues to save money and attend the conference together – virtually!
- We are currently offering a “Buy 2 registrations, get 1 FREE” registration promotion for virtual attendees. This offer is only valid on regular price virtual attendee registrations. To take advantage of this offer, complete this registration form for the Buy 2, get 1 FREE virtual attendee offer (pdf) and fax to 888-898-6209.
- Institutions wishing to make the live-streamed sessions available to a larger group may select the Institutional Virtual Attendee Package, which provides access to streamed sessions for up to 100 seats or 30 screens for attendees from one institution for a flat $500 fee.
Still not sure? Join us next Tuesday for a free preview webinar on the virtual attendee option
Live Preview of the 18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning (October 10-12, Orlando) – Virtual attendee option program preview – FREE
Date: August 28 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time
No travel funds? Unable to find time in your busy schedule to attend an onsite conference? Join this free webinar to learn more about the virtual attendee program, including an overview of the conference, program content for the 65+ sessions being streamed live from the onsite conference in Orlando, how to register and access the live stream sessions, how to view the on-demand recordings post-conference and more.
Price: Free for all – Register here
For additional information on this conference, visit our website at http://www.sloanconsortium.org/aln.
The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is composed of individuals, institutions and organizations dedicated to continually improving the quality, scale, and breadth of their online programs, according to their own distinctive missions, so that education becomes a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines.
The Sloan Consortium – PO Box 1238 – Newburyport, MA 01950-8238