Fusion 2020

Call for Proposals

What is D2L 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.

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Important Dates (2020)

January 31
Proposal Deadline
February 21-26
Notification of Acceptance
March 6
Confirmation of Acceptance
April 17
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.

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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 tracks and 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

Instruction and Design

This track will be relevant to teachers, faculty, and trainers, and the people who support them.

Technical and Development

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

Leadership and Strategy

This track will engage industry thought leaders, senior educational leaders, and D2L subject matter experts in a comprehensive review of key strategic topics.

Accessibility

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

Data and Analytics

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

Extensibility

Learn how to get the most out of the Brightspace developer platform and resources. Whether using the Brightspace APIs, building an LTI integration, or looking for a partner solution, or to learn from peers using D2L developer resources, the Extensibility track has it all!

Knowledge Central

Hands on training sessions and knowledge-based sessions relating to the Brightspace platform, Community, and/or Knowledge documentation.

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.

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Important Dates

Proposal deadline: January 31

Presenter Registration Deadline: April 17

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