Jan. 31, 2023: Registration is now open for the 2023 National Conference July 17-20

The home for the Annual National Conference in July 23 is the Wyndham Orlando Resort in sunny Florida. This complex is a true resort with more than 500 rooms and dedicated meeting spaces that will provide our attendees with an abundance of networking opportunities.

36th USDLA National Distance Learning Conference

Dates: July 17th – 20th, 2023

Location: Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive

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

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The Conference and Events committee has been hard at work planning the event with several enhancements:

  • This year’s event is in a traditional hotel setting to provide more flexibility for you during the day to take a rest, freshen up, network with your colleagues and enjoy the venue
  • In fact, it’s more than a hotel – the Wyndham Orlando is a resort!
  • All menus will take into account dietary needs and there will be plenty of refreshments during the day to keep you energized plus plenty of water, coffee and tea!
  • ICON park has the best on-site restaurants in the area with something for everyone so no need to have a car, everything is in walking distance
  • Advanced presenter preparation for those requiring virtual assistants with increased audience interaction
  • ALL sessions will be end-user led, with clear descriptions that share best practices within the world of distance and digital learning
  • Enhanced keynote presentation area with over 9000 square feet of space designed for integrated gathering, presentations and networking
  • Improved poster-session accommodations along with focused “power sessions” that eliminate fluff and get right into the important topic details
  • Tight integration of the of virtual sessions to provide an immersive experience

The conference promises something for everyone:

  • Five Keynote Speakers
  • Monday Kickoff Party
  • Free Pre-Conference Sessions
  • 60+ Concurrent Sessions
  • Virtual Option for Select Sessions
  • International Awards Dinner and Celebration
  • Bill Jackson Memorial Walk/Run
  • Night on the Town at ICON Park
  • Public Policy Forum
  • Closing Keynote Address

Our USDLA National Conference has long been an event where we mingle, discuss technology and learn from an audience broader than our own. Nothing can replace those live in-person interactions and conference feedback has always focused on those personal relationships made with one another.

For our 36th anniversary will be focusing on tracks that are in high demand as we continue to navigate both remote and in-person learning strategies. These tracks include:

  • Micro-certifications
  • Leadership tracks
  • HyFlex Strategies for Success
  • Student Engagement Techniques
  • Professional Development for the Online Staff/Faculty
  • Policy, Regulation and Governance in Distance Education
  • Distance and Digital Leadership
  • Ensuring Quality, Flexibility and Access (OER, Hyflex, and more)
  • Innovative Techniques and Technologies
  • Best Practices in Instructional Design and Learner Engagement
  • Great IDEAs: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility
  • What’s Next for Distance Education

For ALL conference details including Keynote speakers please visit https://usdla.org/2023-national-conference/