13th Annual SLATE Conference:  October 21-23, 2015
Conference hosted by: Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus

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


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."

Standard registration continues through September 30.  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.

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.


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