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February 14, 2017

2017 Opening Keynote Speaker: Elliott Masie, Chair, The Learning Consortium

A final item from yesterday’s inbox…


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USDLA 2017 National Conference
April 30 through May 3, 2017
Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites, Indianapolis, IN
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2017 National Conference is the premier event for professionals in the distance learning industry. This year’s conference (April 30 through May 3, 2017) promises to deliver an action-packed agenda that will bring together distance learning practitioners from across the country to Indianapolis, Indiana.
Opening Keynote Speaker
Elliott Masie
Chair, The Learning Consortium
The Many “E”s of e Learning!
The Conversation about e-Learning is Shifting!  We are taking the “E” in e-Learning and expanding from Electronic Learning to the wider set of personal and organizational dimensions.  Elliott Masie will provide a unique perspective about the following Learning Shifts:
  • “E” for Everywhere Learning – Bringing Learning to the Learner – rather than the Learner to the Learning Room.
  • “E” for Engaging Learning – Moving from Presentation to Challenging, Competitive and Cooperative Engagement of Learners.
  • “E” for Evidence and Research on Learning – Big Data, Metrics and Accountability for Learning Approaches
  • “E” for Everyone as Learners – Personalization, Machine Learning and Learners as Co-Designers
  • “E” for Experiences – Mixed Reality, Labs vs. Classrooms and Expertise from Open Sources
  • “E” for Effective Curation – The Learner and the Organization Must Curate from the Panorama of Learning Choices
Elliott will share evolving and disruptive dimensions of our opportunities in the changing world of Learning!
Registration for USDLA 2017 is now open!
  • Early Bird Registration (December 13, 2016-February 17, 2017)
  • USDLA Member Rate – $525.00
  • Non Member Rate – $575.00
  • Join Today Rate – $625 ($525 Member Rate + $100 Special Member Rate)
Regular Registration (on and after February 18, 2017)
  • USDLA Member Rate – $625.00
  • Non Member Rate – $675.00
  • Join Today Rate – $725 ($625 Member Rate + $100 Special Member Rate)
Special K-12 Registration Rate ($200 for limited access pass)
USDLA is pleased to announce a special rate for K-12 educators at the USDLA 2017 Conference.  K-12 educators are invited to participate in the whole conference at the registration rates above OR join us for one Pre-Conference Workshop on Sunday, April 30, 2017 and a one day pass on Monday, May 1, 2017 for a reduced cost of $200.  If interested please contact Patricia Marcelonis at pmarcelonis@usdla.orgor 617-399.1770 today.
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
As a leader in the distance learning industry, we welcome and invite your participation as either an Exhibitor or Sponsor for this year’s event.  Attendees include professionals from K-12, higher and continuing education, and corporate, government and military training, as well as from the telehealth and distance learning consultant organizations.
By Exhibiting or Sponsoring at USDLA 2017 you have the opportunity to get your name in front of attendees and interact in many of our activities throughout the Conference.   Our Exhibitor Showcase is limited, so please contact us today!
Silver Sponsor ($5,000)
  • General Session Sponsor (Address Conference Attendees during General Session and introduce Keynote Speaker)
  • Showcase Table Space (8′ Table Space)
  • 3 Attendee Passes
  • Concurrent Session Opportunity
  • Conference Bag Literature
  • Website and Program Listing
Bronze Level ($2,000)
  • Breakfast Sponsor
  • Showcase Table Space (8′ Table Space)
  • 2 Attendee Passes
  • Conference Bag Literature
  • Website and Program Listing
Exhibitor Only ($1,500)
  • Showcase Table Space (8′ Table Space)
  • Website and Program Listing
Friends of the Conference Level ($500)
  • Conference bag literature
  • Website and Program Literature
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.

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