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June 23, 2017

Register Now For The World Conference On Online Learning / Inscrivez-Vous Pour La Conférence Mondiale Sur L’apprentissage En Ligne

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Register now!
Simple and easy online registration is now available for the World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in a Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning from October 16 – 19, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Click here for information on the delegate registration fee and other details. REGISTER NOW!
300+ Presenters from 33 Countries and Growing
More than 300 presenters from 33 countries are already accepted for the World Conference on Online Learning. Explore the presenters, their title, institution, presentation title, description of their session and which of the five tracks of the World Conference their sessions falls under. Full story
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Canadian Visa and Travel Document Requirements
Non-residents of Canada are strongly encouraged to consult the Government of Canada’s requirements for Visas and other travel document. Letters of invitation for prospective delegates to attend the World Conference are available upon request. Full Story
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World Conference Portal Now Available in English, French and Spanish
Visit the trilingual World Conference portal including fully functional English, French and Spanish versions.
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L’inscription en ligne simple et conviviale est maintenant disponible pour la Conférence mondiale sur l’apprentissage en ligne : L’enseignement à l’ère numérique – Repenser l’enseignement et l’apprentissage, qui a lieu à Toronto au Canada du 16 au 19 octobre 2017. Cliquer ici pour de plus amples renseignements sur les frais d’inscriptions des déléguées et délégués ainsi que d’autres détails. INSCRIVEZ-VOUS MAINTENANT!
Plus de 300 présentatrices et présentateurs de 33 pays et en croissance
Plus de 300 présentatrices et présentateurs de 33 pays sont déjà acceptés pour la Conférence mondiale sur l’apprentissage en ligne. Nous vous invitons à explorer les présentatrices et les présentateurs, leur titre de poste, leur établissement d’enseignement, la description de leur session et, parmi les cinq lignes directrices de la Conférence mondiale, laquelle qui se rattache à leur présentation. Lire l’histoire complète
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Les exigences canadiennes relativement aux visas et aux documents de voyage
Nous encourageons fortement les personnes, qui ne résident pas au Canada, à consulter les exigences du  gouvernement du Canada en matière de visas et d’autres documents de voyage. Des lettres d’invitation pour les déléguées et les délégués éventuels pour assister à la Conférence mondiale sont disponibles sur demande. Lire l’histoire complète
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Le portail de la Conférence mondiale est maintenant en anglais, en français et en espagnol
Visitez le portail de la Conférence mondiale trilingue, qui offre des versions anglaise, française et espagnole entièrement fonctionnelles..
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June 22, 2017

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Note the deadline for this early bird registration.

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June 21, 2017

Reminder: iNACOL Symposium 2017 | End-of-Fiscal-Year Early-Bird Savings – Register Today

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iNACOL Symposium 2017 - Transforming Systems + Changing Lives - October 15-18, 2017 Charlotte, North Carolina

Dear Colleagues,

Register to attend the iNACOL Symposium 2017 today. Early-bird registration discounts endJuly 13, 2017.

Take advantage of early-bird registration discounts (before the end of this year’s fiscal year) to attend the iNACOL Symposium on October 23-25, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Attendee registration is now open and early-bird registration discounts are available until July 13, 2017.

Don’t miss out on early-bird pricing discounts. Register to attend the iNACOL Symposium today.

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Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando.

About the iNACOL Symposium

The iNACOL Symposium is the premier learning conference for those advancing powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences and shaping the future of K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. On October 23-25, 2017, iNACOL’s annual conference will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of powerful, personalized learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world, including leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field. Attendees will find invaluable networking opportunities; access to expertise, analysis, the latest trends and research; and thought-provoking interactive sessions for leaders shaping the future of education. The Symposium includes hundreds of engaging interactive sessions, with tags to guide attendees toward highly relevant professional learning opportunities. Learn more on the iNACOL Symposium website.

About iNACOL 

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our website, like us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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June 20, 2017

Only Six Days Left To Save $75 On Registration!

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Online and distance educators:
Six days left to claim your $75 early‑bird discount
The 2017 Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is a valuable—and affordable—journey into online education’s most important topics. Save $75 if you register by June 26.
Can’t pay before the new fiscal year begins? Don’t worry, you can still get the discount. Email Kimary Peterson for help.
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Summer road trip!
Come for the conference and stay for a summer vacation: Madison is the gateway to all sorts of exciting travel destinations, from Chicago’s museums and theaters to Milwaukee’s festivals and breweries to Wisconsin Dells’ supper clubs and waterparks. There’s plenty to explore in Madison, too, including colorful shops, award‑winning restaurants, and a farmers’ market filled with local delicacies.
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kimary.peterson@wisc.edu608‑265‑4159
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June 12, 2017

Last Chance, Take Advantage Of Our Early Bird Discount Through 6/26

From the inbox earlier today…

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Online and distance educators:
Engage with experts, explore ideas, and enhance your teaching skills July 25‑27
Here are five more reasons you should attend this year:

  1. Customize your learning: Tailor the experience to fit your learning style and career goals. Choose from more than 170 engaging sessions.
  2. Gain practical takeaways: Apply what you’ve learned right away. The conference is bursting with ways to turn theory and research into action.
  3. Hear world-class speakers: The keynote speakers come from colleges, universities, and companies changing the online learning landscape.
  4. Get to know leaders and experts: Attend follow-up discussions with keynote and invited speakers, meet more than 800 online education peers from across the country.
  5. Explore an amazing city: Admire Madison’s beautiful lakes, walk to award‑winning shops and restaurants, and visit a university filled with culture, history, and bright ideas.
Early-bird discount: Register by June 26th to save $75. Can’t pay before the new fiscal year begins? You can still get the discount. Contact us, we can help!
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The opportunities to connect with others were fantastic. I met faculty who teach online from all over the country. The conference was also great for discussing ideas with peers and listening to engaging speakers.

—2016 Conference Attendee

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Extend your learning with career boosters
Get as much as possible out of your conference experience! Register for one of these career boosters:

  • Certificate in online education: Attend a workshop at the conference, learn online before.
  • Pre-conference workshops: Increase your online education skills with hands-on learning at your choice of 18 sessions.
  • Distance Education Research Symposium: Discover the field’s latest findings and discuss them with researchers.
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Meet the Speakers
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This year’s keynote speakers are Michelle R. Weise of Southern New Hampshire University’s Sandbox Collaborative, Nick Floro of eLearning technology maker Sealworks Interactive Studios, and Richard J. Davidson of UW-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds and Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior.

Other speakers include Jonanthan Finkelstein of digital credentialing service Credly, Chris Jennings of Google’s Analytics Academy, Susan Singer of Rollins College, Ellen Wagner of Hobsons, and Harvard University learning technologies professor, Chris Dede.

Learn more about the speakers >
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kimary.peterson@wisc.edu608–265–4159
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