Plan to join us for the thirteenth annual SLATE Conference, October 21-23, 2015, and hosted by Northern Illinois University at their regional campus/conference center in Naperville, IL, which is along the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor (thirty minutes from downtown Chicago).
Over the past twelve years over 3,200 people representing almost 200 unique institutions from the Midwest, across the country, and around the world have attended this conference. Recognizing that deployment issues, support concerns, teaching strategies, learning styles, best practices, etc. are common among the varied CMS/LMS clients (Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, etc.), this conference invites all faculty, system administrators, CIO's, Web developers, instructional designers, librarians, students, and user support staff from institutions that are deploying and/or currently using any Web-based tools, applications or programs, in their teaching and learning.
So come join us this year to:
- Share ideas and learn more about what other institutions are doing
- Discuss best practices and implementation strategies
- Discuss pedagogical and shared learning issues
- Choose from over sixty different sessions in multiple tracks
- Create a dialogue between K-12 and Higher Ed institutions
- Participate in pre-conference workshops and hands-on training sessions (TBA)
- Participate in the Moodle SIG or other special interest group
- Meet with sponsoring vendors and development partners onsite
- Take an evening to unwind and socialize at the conference reception
- Form a birds-of-the-feather lunch-time discussion
CALL FOR PAPERS
The official Call for Papers for the 2015 SLATE Conference is NOW OPEN. The SLATE Conference is one of the premier educational technology conferences in the Midwest, known for offering a wide variety of topics ranging from best practices and pedagogy, to innovative teaching resources and cutting edge technologies. Speakers are encouraged to submit proposals whose general focus is the use of technology in teaching and learning regardless of the platform or tools being used. Other topics and ideas will also be considered.
Early-bird Registration for the 2015 SLATE Conference is NOW OPEN. Click on the link below, select your payment option (credit card or purchase order) and complete and submit the registration form. Single-day and group options are available, so register early to take advantage of reduced pricing.
SPONSOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Conference sponsorship packages combine exposure before the event and maximum impact during the conference. Sponsors will have the opportunity to connect with participants as they browse the conference floor and visit your exhibit area. The venue allows for a more intimate and individual opportunity to get to know the attendees and understand what they are looking for in a friendly and more engaging way.
2015 Conference Program Coming Soon
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"Thanks for the opportunity to speak at SLATE. I enjoyed the time, and had some very informative discussions with some of the folks I met there. It's a very good group. Thanks for doing everything you do to sustain it.""Wow. SLATE gets better and better each year."
"SLATE has always looked at the big picture of learning and teaching with technology. What coalesced within its membership over the last decade is thinking around supporting all students, all educators, and all learning. SLATE has steadily focused on the success of learning supported through technology, not if or when technology for learning will succeed. This optimism is a hallmark of the organization and one that it, its members, and participating institutions and organizations can be proud of. Congratulations on 10 years, SLATE. May you continue to grow and transform learning and teaching through technology to the benefit of everyone."
"SLATE is living its mission of being an exemplar as a community of practice. Your organization has been able to build partnerships amongst specialists in our profession that not only add value to us in our daily support roles, but also enables us to see what we can be like in the future. Thank you to everyone involved and who supports SLATE for your commitment, contributions, and continued vision to our profession."
"This was the best SLATE Conference yet. Thank you, everyone, for your hard work setting this up. The location in Naperville was an improvement with more room(s), better food and break snacks ... and I appreciate having windows in the session room walls!"
"Thank you SLATE for going the extra mile to provide a solid return on our investment with you."
"I thought that the SLATE Conference was just great! I especially got a lot of useful information from the Bb 9.1 sessions on Thursday. Thank you very much for all of your hard work."
"I had a very good two days at SLATE and reminded myself to make sure I carve out time for the event and monthly meetings. It was very useful and I enjoyed it all very much."
"Thank you very much for great conference. I really gained new knowledge and met wonderful people. I am in my office, Lawrence, KS, remembering those two days. I am grateful of all your meticulous arrangement. See you next year."
"I haven¹t been able to attend too many of these events due to my responsibilities, but this conference was excellent. Thanks for hosting these sort of things and keeping us all informed and up-to-date."
"You put together a great conference. Congratulations. Do you know when the presentations will be available online?"
"I walked into my first meeting with SLATE - I believe it was the second one you held - and I immediately felt like this was a group worth spending some time with. I still feel that way."