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USDLA Opening Keynote SpeakerJulie Young, President & CEO (Retiring) - BiographyFlorida Virtual SchoolPresentation title:
“Evolution of Distance Learning: From Stone Tablets to Tablet Computers and Beyond”USDLA Closing Keynote SpeakersDr. James Martin – BiographyProfessor of English and Humanities, Mount Ida College
and Senior Academic Advisor, The Education Alliance
Dr. James E. Samels – Biography
President and CEO, The Education Alliance
Presentation title:“Back to the Future: Connecting the Dots of Distance Learning”
Sunday, May 4, 20142:00PM–-5:00PM
Participants can choose one Pre-Conference Workshop at no additional cost!
State Chapter Leadership Workshop
Presented by: Ken Conn (USDLA)
This pre-conference workshop will have value in bringing the state chapter leadership together in a face-to-face format to network, share, plan, and learn with one another. This will provide the participants with information and strategies that they can take with them back to their local teams. Following this session it is expected that the attendee will (1) have knowledge of the active and forming state chapter leadership, (2) resources and strategies that other state chapters are using to maintain and grow their associations, and (3) a stronger network of individuals that they can collaborate with.
Connecting K-12 Schools Through Videoconferencing and Other Mobile Technologies
Presented by: Elaine Shuck (Polycom) and Daryl Diamond (Broward County Public Schools)
In this session we will take a look across the U.S. and globally to see best practices. Alaskan teachers demonstrate Classroom WithOut Walls. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how students become engaged in a “hate to miss” learning environment, various devices and software are used to collaborate and participate in problem-based learning with peers across globe. We will also hear from Broward County Public Schools and how their long history utilizing videoconferencing and mobile technologies has enhanced teaching and learning. This session will showcase some of these unique learning experiences and demonstrate how its implementation has changed the classroom landscape by exposing students and teachers to content that incorporate a global perspective.
Collaborating in the Cloud
Presented by: Darin E. Poynter (University of Kentucky) and Eric Poynter (Eastern Kentucky
Constituency: ALLThis presentation will introduce and explain various methodologies for connecting and interacting with others through Internet-based “Cloud” services including popular social media sites. Participants will learn about how cloud services are changing work environments, closing loops, and making it easier to communicate. This workshop will provide participants with a framework for leveraging cloud services to achieve key training and development outcomes. Participants will discover how innovative technologies can be used to communicate, engage partners/trainees, reinforce learning and provide opportunities for networking. This workshop will offer real-time demonstrations and opportunities to experience cloud collaboration technologies. Participants do not need to have a strong technical background to attend or understand the material, but will be asked to participate in the creative, thought-provoking seminar.========================FULL PROGRAM
Time Day 1 – Sunday, May 4, 2014 1pm – 5pm Registration 2pm – 5pm Pre-Conference Workshops (download program) 5:15pm – 6:30pm Opening Reception 7:00pm Mobile Round Table Dinners (Registration Required) Time Day 2 – Monday, May 5, 2014 7:30am – 5pm Registration 8:30am – 9:45am Welcome & Opening Keynote 10:00am – 11:00am Concurrent Sessions 1 (download program) 11:15am – 12:15pm Concurrent Sessions 2 (download program) 12:30pm - 1:15pm Luncheon 1:30pm – 2:30pm Concurrent Sessions 3 (download program) 3:00pm – 4:00pm Concurrent Sessions 4 (download program) 6:00pm – 7:00pm Poster Sessions/Awards Reception 7:00pm – 9:00pm Awards Banquet Dinner Time Day 3 – Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:30am – 5pm Registration 9:00am – 10:00am Concurrent Sessions 5 (download program) 10:15am – 11:15am Concurrent Sessions 6 (download program) 11:30am – 12:30pm Concurrent Sessions 7 (download program) 12:45pm – 1:45pm
2:00pm – 3:00pm Concurrent Sessions 8 (download program) 7:15pm Evening Activities (TBD) Time Day 4 – Wednesday, May 7, 2014 8am – 10am Registration 8:30pm – 9:30pm Concurrent Sessions 9 (download program) 9:45am – 10:45am Concurrent Sessions 10 (download program) 11:00am -12:15pm Closing Brunch & Keynote Download Program for all sessions as one PDF
**Note that all hotel reservations must be made at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel by 4/10/14 to receive the special room rate. Please call 1-855-271-36201-855-271-3620 to reserve your hotel room today!========================
The United State Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2014 National Conference is the premier event for professional in the distance learning industry. This conference is an opportunity for exhibitors to share ideas, distance learning programs and products and network with key industry leaders.
Attendees include professionals from preK-12, higher education, corporate, government, military, telehealth and home schooling constituencies.
For the 2014 conference USDLA is introducing an exhibit hall with focus events that will bring attendees directly to you. Be a part of the new USDLA National Conference exhibits.
If you are interested in displaying your products and services, sharing experiences and successes, or introducing your business to more than 350 decision making attendees in the distance learning field, the 2014 National Conference is where you want to be.Space is limited so request your booth today!Exhibit Information- St. Louis Union Station – a Doubletree Hotel by Hilton
Exhibit Location: Midway Pegram
Exhibit Dates: May 5-6, 2014
Move in: Monday before 7:30 amExhibit Hours:Monday 7:30 am – 5:30 pmExhibitors must be present at their booth for the following activities:
7:30 – 8:30 am – Continental breakfast – food placed near hall to promote traffic 2:30 – 3:00 pm – Afternoon break – food placed near hall to promote traffic 4:00-5:30 – Exhibit Hall Open Only (will hold raffle – attendees must be present to win)Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmExhibitors must be present at their booth for the following activities:8:00 -9:00 am – Continental breakfast – food placed near all to promote traffic
3:00-5:00 pm – Exhibit Hall Open Only (will hold raffle – attendees must be present to win)Move out: Tuesday 5-7pmBooth size: 8X10 Booth Package includes: signage, table and 2 chairs
Fee: $1,500 per 8′X10′ booth
NOTE: The exhibit space is carpeting. You do not need to purchase carpet unless you require a specific color to match your display/booth.
Exhibitor’s descriptions will be sent from USDLA to all registered attendees several times beginning two weeks prior to the conference. Please be sure to include your description on the USDLA Exhibit Agreement form. Exhibitor information will be included on the USDLA website as part of the National Conference Exhibitor Directory and in the final program with two exhibitor listings – an alphabetical and a listing by company/organization.
Floor Plan – note shaded booths are sold.
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