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October 5 - 7, 2022

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Northern Illinois University Campus/Conference Center  •  Naperville, IL​

SCHEDULE & LOGISTICS

​No matter how experienced you are, everyone can learn. Often being isolating, and without exposure to a variety of points of view, we can miss new ideas and trends that can impact future results.  Conferences provide a great opportunity to network and collaborate with others while discovering innovative products and services necessary to uncover ideas and spark innovation.  So prepare and plan so you can get the most out of the time you spend here. 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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Click the image to the left to download and print a PDF of the latest 2021 SLATE Conference Program.  To reduce the amount of materials that are touched or passed around at the conference, we will not be printing a program this year.

SLATE continues a long tradition of communication, collaboration, and innovation for all who attend.  These presentation will inform and challenge individuals, institutions, and organizations from across the country to engage in discussing the greatest challenges, hottest trends, and most common issues focused on the use and application of technology in teaching and learning.

KEYNOTE ANNOUNCEMENT

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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL - NOW WHAT?

Presenter:  Darcy Hardy, PhD

                   Associate Vice President & Director of the Center for Advancing Learning - Blackboard

Location:  Main Hall

 

Over the past year and a half, higher education has witnessed a phenomenal digital transformation – whether we liked it or not.  Some institutions and their faculties were ready, and they embraced the movement with prepared instructors and quality courses. Many, many others, however, were not as fortunate, and the move to “remote” learning created tension and frustration.  Some will try to go back to primarily face-to-face (spoiler alert – will not go well), some will move to a hybrid model, and some will even consider expanding their online programs. Unfortunately, there are misconceptions about what online learning should look like.  No, it’s not remote learning, where the only interaction and engagement is via web conferencing in real time (Cameras on?  Cameras off?). Where the LMS serves only as holding tank for documents, and where discussion boards sit idle or serve as a place to post pet photos? Where instructors know how to push buttons but haven’t been exposed to the pedagogy of online teaching? Many in this audience have worked for years, even decades to deliver and push for high-quality online learning.  Remote learning is not online learning. This session will address the differences, and what institutions should be doing right now to ensure the light at the end of the tunnel will indeed be bright.

CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

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Times are tentative and subject to change. Refer to the conference program for more detailed and exact information and room locations for session. Conference badge is required and must be displayed at all times. For additional information please contact the conference coordinator.

Wednesday     •     November 10, 2021     •     11:30am - 12:00pm     •     Welcome/Opening Remarks   

                                                                         12:00pm - 1:00pm       •     Keynote

                                                                           1:00pm - 4:00pm       •     Afternoon Sessions

                                                                           4:00pm - 5:00pm       •     Welcome Reception

Thursday         •     November 11, 2021     •       8:00am  - 9:00am       •     Breakfast

                                                                           9 :00am - 12:00pm     •     Morning Sessions

                                                                         12:00pm  - 1:00pm       •     Lunch

                                                                           1:00pm  - 3:00pm       •     Afternoon Sessions

                                                                           3:00pm  - 4:00pm            Conference Wrap-Up, Raffle

                                                                        

EXHIBIT AREA HOURS

Times are tentative and subject to change. Refer to the conference program for more detailed and exact information and room locations for session. Conference badge is required and must be displayed at all times. For additional information please contact the conference coordinator.

 

Wednesday     •     November 10, 2021     •     11:00am - 5:00pm     •     Main Hall        

Thursday         •     November 11, 2021     •       8:00am - 3:00pm     •     Main Hall        

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"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."

“I have been to a ton of conferences. We return to SLATE each year because it has had the greatest impact on changing teacher strategies towards more engaged learning experiences for students.”

"Thank you very much for great conference. I really gained new knowledge and met wonderful people. I am in my office in Lawrence, KS, remembering those two days. I am grateful for all your meticulous arrangement. See you next year."