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IDLA 2018 Annual Symposium

  • 03 Apr 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conference Center, Des Moines, IA


  • Annual Membership and Symposium Standard Rate
  • Symposium Registration for Current IDLA Members (Standard Rate)
  • Symposium Student Registration - Standard Rate (Students only)

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IDLA Annual Symposium

Date and Time

April 3, 2018
Registration opens at 7:45AM.
Symposium from 8:30AM to 4:30PM CT.


Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conference Center
6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321 United States

Registration for Current Members


Registration for Non-member or Member Renewals

$105 which includes IDLA and USDLA membership

Student Registration



8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Networking

9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome and Attendee Introductions

Devrim Ozdemir, IDLA President, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA

9:15 - 9:30 am USDLA Board Member Welcome

Chuck Sengstock, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

9:30 - 10:30 am Keynote - South Room

Ken Conn, USDLA President, i2i Technologies, Houston, TX

10:30 - 11:00 am Networking and refreshments provided by Drake University

11:00 - 11:50 am Concurrent Sessions

Session 1a: Personalized Learning

Denise Krefting, AEA PD Online, Des Moines, Iowa

Session 1b: The Impact of Inadequate Relationships Between Faculty and Rural Online Students

Alysia Peich, State Library of Iowa and Thomas Buckmiller, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Session 1c: Four years of continuous curriculum alignment in three graduate professional degree programs: Lessons Learned

Devrim Ozdemir, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch - South Room

Lunch is included with registration.

Note in the comments area of your registration any special dietary needs.

12:10 -12:50 Keynote - South Room

How Smartphones Change the Way We Think
Jeff J. Butler, Author and Millennial Expert, San Francisco, CA

1:00 - 2:00 pm Future of IDLA -  South Room

Panel Discussion with IDLA Board Members

2:00 - 2:50 pm Concurrent Sessions 

Session 2a: High Impact Community-Engaged Online Learning

Emily Shields, Executive Director, Iowa Campus Compact, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Session 2b: All Parts Working Together: The Gears that Turn Online Distance Education
Casey Smith, Brenton Center, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Session 2c: The Latest and Greatest Distance Education Gadgets
Karly Good, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

3:00 - 3:50 pm Concurrent Sessions

Session 3a: Open Educational Resources (OER)

Denise Krefting, AEA PD Online, Des Moines, Iowa

Session 3b: What Would Help Online Instructors
Panel Discussion led by Chuck Sengstock, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Session 3c: Data for Accreditation
Beth Thompson, A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO

4:00 pm Networking

Johnny's Steakhouse on 6800 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321 (Map)

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