Call for Proposals

What is Fusion?

Fusion is a chance for educators and learning and development professionals from around the world to come together and share ideas that will shape the future of learning. This is your chance to join the conversation and make sure your voice is heard.

Why Present?

This is your opportunity to share ideas, new industry trends on learning and development, the future of modern learning in the workforce, pedagogical practices, or highlight noteworthy projects with your peers. All presenters receive a discounted registration rate.

The proposal deadline has now passed. Notifications of acceptance will be delivered February 22.

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Important Dates (2019)

February 8
Proposal Deadline
February 22-28
Notification of Acceptance
March 8
Confirmation of Acceptance
April 5
Registration Deadline
May and June
Online Rehearsals

Presenter Guidelines

You must create and submit a presentation proposal in the CFP system before the posted deadline. You can create a draft, and submit at a later date. Once you submit your proposal for review, you cannot make further changes.

Additional Guideline Details

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Recommended Topics

The Fusion program will touch on hot topics and trends in ed-tech and the future of learning. Preference will be given to proposals that touch on the suggested topics provided below.

Online Presentation Rehearsal

Presenters will be asked to prepare a brief online version of their presentation to share with the Fusion Steering Committee prior to your on-site presentation at Fusion.

Tracks & Labs

Instruction and Design

This track will include both client-led and D2L-led sessions relevant to teachers, faculty, and trainers, and the people who support them.

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Technical and Development

The ever-growing importance of technical expertise will be on full display in the sessions offered in this track.

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Leadership and Strategy

Engage with thought leaders, senior educational leaders, and D2L subject matter experts in a comprehensive review of key topics.

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Accessibility Lab

Deep dive into these important topics such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and improving web accessibility for online courses.

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Data and Analytics Lab

Learn how raw data is transformed into valuable, actionable, reproducible reports, as well as what statistics are available throughout a course.

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Extensibility Lab

Get the most out of the Brightspace developer platform. Whether using the Brightspace APIs, building an LTI integration, or looking for a partner solution, the Extensibility Lab is the place to be!

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Presentation Formats

Standard Presentation (50 minutes)

Presenters share their topic in a traditional classroom or theatre-style setting.

Discussion Topic (50 minutes)

Facilitators/presenters are asked to prepare questions and drive discussions that give and receive feedback, drive in-depth debates, or share similar interests with peers in a discussion forum setting.

Five-Minute Flare (5 minutes)

This presentation style is made up of 15 slides, each of which is displayed for 20 seconds before automatically moving onto the next (similar to the Pecha Kucha format). The key to a successful Flare presentation is the use of interesting visuals and fluid speaking. The platform for this presentation type will be our Speakers Corner station in the Exhibit Hall.