2nd International Forum for Women in e-Learning (IFWE) presented
by the United States Distance Learning Association. Recognzing the
role of women leaders, USDLA is proud to present the 2nd Annual
IFWE Conference being held in Galveston Island, Texas on March 27-29,
2006 at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center.
“A forum is an open
discussion, a voicing of ideas, and a presentation involving conversations
that include audience participation. It is designed to tap into
the resources of the participants as well as experts in their profession.
IFWE is an opportunity to listen, think, talk, network, reflect,
dream, and learn.”
IFWE is an opportunity to
share ideas, learn about distance learning programs and products,
gain a better understanding of being a leader in the field, and
establish new relationships and contacts. The format of the event
allows attendees to engage in relevant topics from many points of
Attendees at all stages of their careers will be able to discuss
their ideas with experienced women leaders in distance learning
from corporate, government, education, and consulting fields. The
program will include meaningful keynote and panel discussions, poster
and concurrent informational sessions, and networking activities.
The intimate format makes it possible for all attendees to be actively
involved in participating in the IFWE community.
IFWE themes and ideas rise above
daily operations and decisions and move us to realizations about
leadership, life balance, values, inclusiveness, collaboration,
and global cooperation. The first IFWE event, held in September
2004 in Phoenix, Arizona, brought 100 women together under the theme:
Dancing on the Glass Ceiling. The program celebrated the success
women have had in leadership roles in distance learning and training.
This year’s theme, Riding the Waves of Change, focuses the
program on the many changes women go through on their path to leadership.
Learning tips on balancing family responsibilities with career choices,
understanding diversity and mentoring, discussing the globalization
of technology and how to assess and be accountable for distance
learning and training programs, and gaining a handle on women’s
health and wellness issues, are all topics that will be covered
at IFWE 2006. We’ve all been on the crest of the wave and
at times floundering below it. This event will help attendees become
expert surfers who rarely “wipeout!”
You are invited to participate
in the second International Forum for Women in E-Learning, the only
distance learning and training event designed by women with women
If we share ideas and combine our experiences, what advancements
can we fuel?
If we focus on distance learning, what directions can we set?
If we dare to be creative, what freedom can we find?
If we draw upon a woman’s way of knowing, what difference
will it make?
If we collaborate, what issues can we promote?
If we reach out, how inclusive can we be?
If we don’t try something, how will we ever know?