12th Annual SLATE Conference:  October 22-24, 2014
Conference hosted by: Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus

Plan to join us for the twelfth annual SLATE Conference, October 22-24, 2014, 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). 

PLEASE NOTE: as we provided last year, there will be a Moodle SIG component for the conference, presented on Wednesday and Thursday.   

Over the past eleven years over 3,000 people representing over 165 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)
  • Join Moodle SIG and other LMS attendees to exchange ideas and network
  • Meet with sponsoring vendors and development partners onsite
  • Take an evening to unwind and socialize at the conference reception

The official call for papers has been extended.  Topics can include emerging technologies, faculty support/training, Moodle/Blackboard/Sakai or other LMS best practices, and other topics within your area of expertise, so don't hesitate to submit something.  The submission deadline is July 18, 2014. 


Standard registration is now open.  Register today to take advantage of a great rate and group discounts.  Click on the link below, select your payment option (credit card or purchase order) and complete and submit the registration form.  Standard registration is through September 30, 2014.


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 less intimidating forum. Deadline to register is September 30, 2014.


From more than 65 schools, from 
around the Midwest and across
the country


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