Feb. 7, 2023: Call for Awards — Extended

Due to increased demand for Award Nominations for the 2023 National Conference in Orlando, FL from July 17-20, we have extended the USDLA International Distance Learning Award submission deadline to Feb. 12.

The USDLA Awards Committee has chosen five award categories and your award submission fee for non-members includes a single USDLA membership for one year.

1 — USDLA Trendsetter in Distance Learning Award

2 — USDLA Rising Star Award

3 — USDLA Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching/Training Award

4 — USDLA Outstanding Leadership Award

5 — USDLA Excellence in Distance Learning Research Award

The USDLA 2023 Awards will be presented to the winners at the 2023 National Conference at the Orlando Wyndham Resort the week of July 17-20, 2023.

Click here to learn more and to submit your award application today


We are still accepting proposals for the 2023 National Conference. Share your ideas, best practices, and results with like-minded professionals. There will be several days of keynotes, presentations, team-building, and fun in the sun! For those who can’t travel, the conference will be a hybrid event, with our content being streamed to a diverse global audience. Click here to submit your proposal today

Time to Shine: “Many lessons have been learned over the past few years, and countless new participants and practitioners are in the distance and digital learning space,” says USDLA executive director Pat Cassella. “To help us all to reflect on the power and importance of distance education and to collaborate on the ideas and innovations, we have selected the theme: Distance Learning’s Time to Shine.

Are you ready to shine? Click here to submit your proposal today.

36th USDLA National Distance Learning Conference: July 17th – 20th, 2023

The Wyndham is in the famous ICON park and central to all the Orlando attractions. This is a great opportunity to catch some of the best distance/digital learning presenters in the industry and tie in a weekend of fun either prior or after the conference. To make this even sweeter – the Wyndham has agreed to honor the USDLA room rate for 3 days prior and after the conference – a no-brainer for extending your trip to beautiful Orlando!

Conference Registration is Now Open – Click here

Hotel Reservations are Now Open – Click here