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Upcoming Distance Education Conferences

Several conferences focusing on aspects of distance education are coming up in the next few months. Conferences scheduled for February through May 2017 are listed below. TTU Worldwide eLearning has travel stipend funding available to help pay for conference travel expenses for faculty who want to attend these conferences or other conferences, or to present at conferences as long as the presentation focuses on online and/or distance education.

The upcoming conferences include:

Instructional Technology Council eLearning Conference
Feb 19-22
St. Petersburg, FL
This year's theme is "The Beauty of eLearning." Designed to provide leadership and professional development in higher education to eLearning practitioners by advocating, collaborating, researching, and sharing innovative practices and potential in educational technologies.

University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Annual Conference
March 22-24
Chicago, IL
Brings together university leaders and others responsible for the management, administration, and growth of professional, continuing, and online education programs for targeted sessions spanning the top areas of practice higher education.

Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA) Conference
March 28-31
Galveston, TX
For distance learning professionals in the state of Texas interested in ideas, technologies, and content for leading-edge distance learning programs and products.

Online Learning Consortium Conferences

OLC Innovate
April 5-7
New Orleans, LA
For academic leaders, faculty, and administrators to learn about emerging technology, learning management systems, learning paradigms, and leadership.

OLC Collaborate regional conferences
Various dates and locations
Designed specifically for online learning professionals, educators, and administrators in a regional setting for more connected collaboration.

American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting
April 27 – May 1
San Antonio, TX
This year's theme is "Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity." For faculty and administrators to discuss issues associated with equal educational opportunity, what that entails, and how research can help in understanding and bring about change in this area.

US Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Conference
April 30 – May 3
Indianapolis, IN
The premier event for professionals in distance learning interested in ideas, technologies, and content for supporting the development of distance education.