ADEIL: Program

At a glance

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

Questions or additional information: Contact Sarah Korpi at or 608-890-3364. Want updates? Join our email list! Fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors:

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26th Annual ADEIL Conference

October 24-26, 2018

Statue of Bucky at Alumni ParkProgram at a Glance

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Wednesday, October 24

10am-2pm — Pre-conference excursions

2pm — Board meeting

2-6pm — Conference registration

3-5pm — Pre-conference workshop

5-6:30pm — Conference keynote, open to the public

7-9pm — Private reception and conference welcome


Thursday, October 25

8-10am — Continental breakfast and exhibitors / Poster session

10am-noon — Concurrent sessions and Conference Workshop 1

noon-1:15pm — Lunch and awards

1:30-3:15pm — Concurrent sessions and Conference Workshop 2

3:15-4:45pm — Experience the Memorial Union

5pm — Dinner and entertainment

6:15-8pm — Exhibitors and poster session


Friday, October 26

8-9am — Continental breakfast and exhibitors / Poster session

9-10:45am — Concurrent sessions and Conference Workshop 3

11am-12:30pm — Closing luncheon and keynote

1pm — Post-conference excursions


Conference registration opens at 2pm on Wednesday, October 24. Enter the Memorial Union via the East wing and use the stairs or elevator to go to the second floor. Registration will be set up outside Tripp Commons.

Keynote Speaker: Michael G. Moore, PhD

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Distinguished Professor of Education, Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University

Topic: The Boundaries of the Campus: Reflections on the Heritage of Distance Education and Independent Learning

View Michael’s full bio >

Featured Speaker: Mary Thompson

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

Topic: Taking the Wisconsin Experience Online


Special Interest Groups

Instructional — For those engaged or interested in the teaching and content development for distance education and Independent Learning courses.

Administrative — For those engaged or interested in the administration of distance education and independent learning programs.

Instructional Design — For those engaged or interested in course design for distance, online, and asynchronous courses.

Student Services — For those engaged or interested in student academic and administrative support outside of the instructor role.

Corporate Education — For those engaged or interested in professional and continuing education in corporate environments.

Emerging Professionals — For graduate students, recent graduates, and those new to the field of distance education and independent learning.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

“Have you ever been to a conference and wished you could chat more with a presenter? At ADEIL, it is common to be able to chat with all the presenters. The meal and social times provide opportunities to discuss the topic in more depth or to ask more questions.”

~ Keren Meister-Emerich, EdD

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