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14th Annual SLATE Conference:  October 19-21, 2016
Conference hosted by: Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus


Plan to join us for the fourteenth annual SLATE Conference, October 19-21, 2016, 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). 


THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE THIS YEARS EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS


Over the past fourteen years over 3,350 people representing almost 235 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, 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 Birds-of-a Feather round table discussions
  • Meet with sponsoring vendors and development partners onsite
  • Take an evening to unwind and socialize at the conference reception



THURSDAY MORNING KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED

The 2015 SLATE Conference is pleased to announce that Ardelle Pate, EdD, Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Technology, College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia University Chicago, will be the Thursday morning keynote speaker.  

The topic; "Harnessing Reality Augmented Virtual Worlds for Learning Spaces of the Future."


FRIDAY MORNING KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED

The Friday morning keynote will be delivered by, Annie Chechitelli, Vice-President of Blackboard's Global Higher Education Solution and Industry Management team. She leads the team responsible for forming and articulating Blackboard’s solution strategy for higher education. 

The title of her presentation is; "The New Learning Experience: Meeting the Needs of Today’s Learners."


AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING
 
Terry Patterson, author of Blackboard Learn Administration,blackboardguru.com blogger, and Blackboard MVP will be signing copies of his book on Thursday, October 22 from 2:00-3:00pm. 

"Blackboard Learn Administration" navigates both novice and experienced administrators through the simple and complex parts of the E-Learning portal. Readers go step-by-step with the author from planning and installing a Blackboard Learn instance to supporting and administrating a system with courses and users. "Blackboard Learn Administration" educates the reader on the fundamental tools and tasks for basic administration, while explaining complex options that expert administrators want to tackle.
 
Limited copied will be available for sale at the event. If you wish to pre-order your copy for purchase at SLATE, email: preorder@blackboardguru.com


REGISTRATION
Late registration is now in effect through the end of the conference. 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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A SPONSOR


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