Be Informed, Inspired, and Engaged

In times of innovative change, keeping up means staying far ahead. For 30 years the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning has helped you to do just that. Offering more than 140 concurrent sessions, presentations from leading experts, and networking opportunities, this conference positions you to succeed in the new realities of 21st century distance education.

Thanks to all of you who joined us face-to-face and virtually for this year's conference. We hope you had a great experience.

Save the date for next year: August 11-13, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin


Here are just some of the leading experts you'll see at this year's conference. More featured speakers>>
Evaluate for innovative change Staying ahead of
the wave
Social media
for learning
A special virtual live appearance Competency-based learning MOOC models for education

Session topics

Choose from more than 140 concurrent and special sessions, including:
  • Instructional methods
  • MOOCs
  • Mobile learning
  • Instructional design
  • Games and learning
  • Faculty development
  • Technologies and tools
  • Evaluation and research
  • Learning analytics
  • Blending learning
  • Assessments
  • Learner support
  • Competency-based learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Media and innovation
  • Universal design
  • Generational learning styles
  • Research to practice

Conference Program
Learning Opportunities
  • Keynotes (3)
  • Information Sessions (56)
  • Workshops (16)
  • Discussions (26)
  • ePosters Sessions (24)
  • Speed Sessions (20)
  • Spotlight Sessions (10)
  • CoP Café (Communities of Practice)
  • Exhibitor/Sponsor showcases

Thursday, August 14, 2:30-4:00 PM
In this grand conference finale, seasoned experts share highlights about distance education over the last 30 years and wisdom to help navigate the future. They'll respond to your toughest questions as you indulge in an assortment of delectable, sweet treats and refreshments. Don't miss out on the final prize drawings and future conference registration discounts.