FUSION 2014 is Desire2Learn’s annual global users’ conference. Every year, this event offers attendees a chance to learn from one another, share best practices and feedback from their experiences, and discuss the latest revolutionary ideas shaping online and blended learning.
Dates and Location
FUSION 2014 will be held July 15—19 in Nashville, Tennessee. This will be the second time FUSION has visited Tennessee—the event was also hosted in Memphis in 2008. Nashville promises to be another fabulous destination for the Desire2Learn community to gather for a professional development and networking experience that is second to none.
The early bird registration deadline has been extended to May 14. Register on or before that date to save $100 off the regular conference fee.
FUSION presentations are organized into three different tracks, as follows:
- The Technology in Practice Track will focus on effective instructional practices for eLearning. These intermediate/advanced sessions will offer tips and tricks in the novice category and help participants discover how to push the limits within their learning environment.
- The Workshop and Training Track gives participants the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and experience a hands-on presentation. There will be an emphasis on the demonstration of techniques and skills as well as the opportunity to exchange ideas. Sessions will be led by both Desire2Learn staff and by our clients.
- The Leadership Track will offer in-depth sessions exploring the important topics that are driving change and progress in education and learning—across multiple segments. Engage with Desire2Learn subject matter experts, industry thought leaders, and senior organizational leaders at the forefront of implementing and experimenting with some of these visionary concepts. Leadership sessions offer a comprehensive review of key topics, customer case studies, and in-depth discussion periods.
You can learn more about the three tracks in the Desire2Learn Community.
Special Guest Speakers
Each year, the FUSION Steering Committee arranges for several outstanding guest speakers. Our special guest speakers at FUSION 2014 will be Colonel Chris Hadfield and actor LeVar Burton.
- Colonel Hadfield was selected as a NASA Shuttle Mission Specialist in 1992 and, in March 2013, took command of the International Space Station. He is the author of the internationally bestselling book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.
- LeVar Burton is an accomplished actor as well as a passionate advocate for literacy and educational reform. He also served as the host and executive producer of the highly acclaimed PBS children’s television series Reading Rainbow for 25 seasons.
Learn more about our special guests at the FUSION website.
We can’t wait to see you in Nashville this July—this year’s event promises to be the biggest and best FUSION ever!