ADEIL Conference

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When: October 24-26, 2018

Where: UW-Madison campus, Madison, WI

Cost: $485 | Early Bird: $ 445 until August 24 | Both options include a 12-month complimentary ADEIL membership

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Join us by the Lake: 26th Annual ADEIL Conference

October 24-26, 2018

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Each year ADEIL meets to explore Independent Learning and Distance Education in different geographical regions. Inspired by local scenery and culture, ADEIL members leave the conference recharged with new perspectives, innovative ideas, and expanded professional networks.

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Keynote Speaker: Michael G. Moore, PhD

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Distinguished Professor of Education, Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University

Named as “one of the 128 most important, influential, innovative and interesting thinkers on education of all time” (The Routledge Encyclopedia of Educational Thinkers, 2016), Michael G. Moore is internationally recognized for establishing the scholarly study of distance education, nowadays widely referred to as e-learning and online learning, and for pioneering the practice of teaching online.

His numerous publications include three editions of The Handbook of Distance Education, and three of Distance Education: A Systems View, the latter translated into four languages. Moore also has down-to-earth practical knowledge of teaching and training in all technologies and for all kinds of institutions. Having led in conceptualizing Penn State’s World Campus in the mid 1990s, his knowledge of online e-learning is derived from a decade of designing and teaching its courses.

Featured Speaker: Mary Thompson

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Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, UW–Madison Division of Continuing Studies

Mary works with campus partners to develop programming, competencies, and assessments for credit and noncredit learners. She also works with Continuing Studies faculty and staff building course portfolios and new noncredit programming.




Welcome: Kim Livengood, ADEIL President

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Welcome to the 26th Annual ADEIL Conference!

I would like to personally welcome each of you to the 26th Annual ADEIL Conference. We are glad you could “Join us by the Lake”! I am excited to have you be a part of this conference during this exciting time in distance education. As the field of distance education continues to expand and change, we need to remain adaptable, motivated, and relevant.

My membership in ADEIL has given me insight in a variety of roles within distance education. This conference specifically has always given me the opportunity to network with others in similar situations and learn from them. I have then been able to return home and implement these lessons in the programs.

The ADEIL Board is working to transform the way we operate to continuously improve our ability to support our members as they strive to make a difference in their roles within distance education. Our colleagues continue to face and address issues in our field and excel despite these challenges. We are excited about where we are headed.

I would like to thank each of you for attending our conference and bringing your expertise. You are the leaders and future leaders with vision, knowledge, and experience. You are truly our greatest asset today and tomorrow. We could not accomplish any of our goals without your support and leadership.

Finally, I would like to welcome you to Madison, Wisconsin. Please enjoy the conference and the city. I hope to meet you during the conference and personally welcome each of you.


Kim Livengood
ADEIL President

“At ADEIL’s conference, I make connections that carry over to my work throughout the year. I find I’ve tapped into a network of people who can help me problem-solve, learn more about my industry, and support innovation and research in our field.”

~ Kristyn Rose, Old Dominion University

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