This blog post written by:
USDLA Chair of the Board
#1 Location, location, location.
This year’s event will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, a city known as the “Crossroads of America” more Interstate highways bisect this city than any other city in the country, making it an exciting and easy to access destination. So come and discover Indianapolis with your distance learning friends!
#2 Unmatched value.
I don’t know about you, but I go to a lot of conferences touching on education and training. Well, this conference is different. We’re the U.S. Distance Learning Association and here you have the entire spectrum of DL professionals learning from and sharing with each other. Amazing things happen when you can learn from a community that is broader than your own. You won’t find an event that offers this much content: stellar keynotes, first-rate presenters, an amazing array of distance learning exhibitors and the best of the best, the winners of the prestigious USDLA awards.
Take a look at the 2016 WINNERS!
#3 Network and connect.
At our conference, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with professionals spread across the country and around the world. We are a passionate community of interest focused on distance learning in all of its forms. We work in K-20 education, corporate and government training and telemedicine. You’ll return home equipped with new plans, tips and tools to make a difference in your organization.
#4 Thirty 30 years in distance learning.
One of the things that makes USDLA helpful and attractive to me is perspective. Regardless of the constituency I’m engaged with and the media I use, I find I learn amazing lessons from those in other distance learning fields. So, while this year’s conference is not altogether a trip down “Memory Lane,” it does offer a time-based perspective as well. Thirty years. As we celebrate USDLA’s 30th anniversary we will be blogging and sharing some interesting nuggets through USDLA’s social media channels. Your participation in this is important! You can help by reading, commenting, or forwarding our 30th Anniversary posts. Or you can take a direct hand it by sending anecdotes, pictures, or reflections on your history with either distance learning or USDLA. We’ve set up a mailbox just for this: firstname.lastname@example.org. Let your voice be heard!
#5 Value for the money.
With a 4-day intensive conference schedule you will access strategic knowledge and expertise that’s worth its weight in gold from an impressive array of recognized professionals.
#6 Be a part of the movement.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join professionals that have the vision, knowledge and experience to help us pave our way into the future of distance learning. Join us at the USDLA 2017 National Conference, April 30th – May 3rd in Indianapolis. Learn more and register today.
#7 Virtual attendance.
Can’t join us in Indy? In partnership, with USDLA sponsor, IDSolutions, we will be broadcasting select sessions from Indianapolis (April 30-May 3 only!) Registration opens soon!!
#8 Special offers.
USDLA is pleased to announce a special rate for K-12 educators at the USDLA 2017 Conference. K-12 educators are invited to participate in the entire conference at the registration rate OR join us for one Pre-Conference Workshop on Sunday. Learn more and register today!!
#9 USDLA membership opportunities.
Remember our invitation: “Come learn from a community that is broader than your own. Whatever your learning specialty, welcome home!” Join USDLA today!!
#10 Have FUN!
We understand the importance of social events. That’s why we planned several to engage in some friendly conversations. Whether attending the evening events, the annual memorial run/walk, or participating in the walk challenge, there will be plenty of opportunities to have a lot of fun.
See you there!