Have a question about Fusion? Find the answers to our most popular questions here, along with general information about our all-new virtual experience for Fusion 2021.
What is Fusion?
Fusion is an annual conference that brings together educators and learning leaders from around the world to share ideas that will shape the future of learning. Sharing knowledge and best practices helps drive progress and better outcomes for learners. Fusion is your chance to join the conversation and make sure your voice is heard.
When is Fusion?
Fusion 2022 will take place July 20–22 in Boston. A virtual experience will be available July 20–21. Everyone will have access to Fusion On-Demand starting July 20. Please visit our Event Info page for more details.
Where is Fusion?
We’re excited to return to an in-person event, with Fusion taking place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place this year. Please visit our Event Info page for venue and travel information. Can’t join us in Boston? We’ll also be offering a virtual experience.
Do I need to be vaccinated to attend Fusion?
We’re asking everyone who will be joining us in Boston to be fully vaccinated by July 5. You will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to entering the event space. If you’re uncomfortable disclosing your vaccination status or will not be fully vaccinated by July 5, we hope that you will join us for the virtual Fusion experience.
Do I need to where a mask at Fusion?
Yes. Masks will be required in all indoor Fusion spaces.
Is there a health and safety plan for Fusion this year?
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed a health and safety plan so that our attendees, exhibitors, partners, venue personnel and D2L team can create an inspiring and engaging experience with health and safety top of mind. We have updated our Code of Conduct to include COVID-19 protocols and created a COVID Escalation Policy.
Given the evolving nature of COVID-19, our health and safety plan and COVID-19 protocols are subject to change. Please refer to the Fusion Health and Safety page for updates.
What types of Fusion sessions can I expect?
Fusion 2022 will offer attendees a variety of sessions, demonstrations and discussions providing practical and tangible skills.
- Accessibility and Inclusive Learning
- Blended Learning
- Brightspace In-Depth How-Tos/Tips and Tricks
- Certification and Micro-Credentialing
- Change Management
- Competency-Based Learning
- Course Quality Improvement
- Data and Analytics
- Faculty and Trainer Development
- Instructional Technology and Design
- Leadership and Organizational Strategy
- Learner Engagement
- Site Admin, LMS and IT Best Practices
- Third-Party Solutions and Extensibility
A detailed schedule is coming soon.
Will Fusion sessions be recorded?
We’ll have a ton of recordings* available through Fusion On-Demand, which everyone who registers for Fusion will have access to. To access recordings, please register for virtual Fusion 2022 by visiting our registration page.
*Sessions that take place in Boston will not be recorded or available on demand.
Are there Fusion sponsorship opportunities?
Yes! Please visit our Sponsorship page to learn more about our virtual Fusion 2022 sponsorship opportunities.
What is the recommended attire for Fusion?
We want everyone to feel comfortable at Fusion! Whether you prefer to dress for business or go casual every day, you’re welcome to wear whatever you like as long as you’re respectful of others.
Will meals be provided at Fusion?
Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided daily, with breakfast provided July 21–22. Appetizers and drinks will be available at the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, July 20, and at the evening social event on Thursday, July 21.
What is the Speaker Portal?
The Speaker Portal is a website specifically for presenters at Fusion. It lets you keep up to date on the latest speaker event information, view your presentation details and update your speaker profile. All confirmed presenters will have received an email from [email protected] with instructions on how to log in to the Speaker Portal.
What is the Fusion mobile app?
The Fusion app is specifically for in-person attendees, presenters and sponsors at Fusion. You can use the app to stay up to date on the latest event information, add sessions to your schedule, access session materials, network with other attendees, play the Fusion Challenge and more. We will provide more information on the app, including how to get it, once it is ready to be downloaded.
Will the event be filmed and photographed?
Yes. We’ll have videographers and photographers on-site to record all the action at Fusion! By registering for and taking part in the event, you consent to being filmed and photographed, as per our Terms and Conditions.
Am I able to receive Certified Association Executive (CAE) credits, and if so how many?
D2L Inc is a CAE Approved Provider. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records for up to 3 (three) years of your participation in accordance with CAE policies. For Fusion, D2L Users Conference: CAE credit hours = 12
How do I register for Fusion?
You can register for Fusion 2022 to attend either the in-person event in Boston or the virtual experience by visiting our registration page.
How much does Fusion cost?
The early-bird rate of $450 is available until April 30.
The standard rate of $600 starts on May 1.
In-person Fusion registration also includes full access to the virtual and on-demand experiences.
Virtual Experience and Fusion On-Demand
There is no cost to attend virtual Fusion.
Is there a registration deadline for Fusion?
The early-bird deadline is April 30. There is no registration deadline at the regular rate or for the virtual experience.
Can I bring a guest?
Absolutely! While guests are not permitted to attend the main conference or Welcome Reception, you can buy an additional pass to the evening social event on July 21. The additional pass can be purchased when you register or by modifying an existing registration.
*Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid photo ID, be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and show proof of vaccination in order to gain entry to the evening event. Additionally, guests must follow all relevant government protocols and the Fusion Code of Conduct.
What is the payment policy?
We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard and purchase order at the time of registration. For tickets purchased via purchase order, you must provide D2L with a copy of the purchase order within 30 days of registration.
- pre-registration registrants: March 1
- early-bird registrants: April 30
- all other registrants: June 28.
The balance of any outstanding fees owed must be paid on-site before entry to the event will be permitted.
More information about the payment policy and methods of payment are available in the Fusion Terms and Conditions.
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations must be made in writing and received by the dates below to result in a refund as follows:
- cancellations received on or before April 30 receive a full refund
- cancellations received between May 1 and June 15 receive a full refund minus a $150 processing fee
- cancellations received after June 15 will not be eligible for a refund
Please email Registration Support, [email protected], directly to cancel your Fusion registration.
Remember that canceling your registration does not automatically cancel your hotel and travel arrangements. Individuals are responsible for canceling their own hotel and travel reservations.
Are there special rates?
A special rate for Fusion attendees, $229/night (plus fees and taxes), is available at Boston Marriott Copley Place. To take advantage of this rate, please use this booking link to book before June 26, when the special rate expires.
How do I book my accommodations?
Accommodations at the Boston Marriott Copley Place at the Fusion attendee rate must be booked through this booking link. The special Fusion rate expires June 26.
What is the weather like in Boston in July?
July means summer is in full swing in Boston, with hot, sunny days and warm evenings. Indoor venues are air conditioned. Check out the average temperatures in Boston.
Virtual Experience & Fusion On-Demand
How can I access the virtual experience/Fusion On-Demand?
Access to the virtual experience and Fusion On-Demand will open on July 20. You will receive an email closer to the date with the link and login information. Everyone who registered for Fusion, whether the in-person event or the virtual experience, will have access. The virtual experience and Fusion On-Demand are no cost to attend.
I have questions about Fusion that aren’t answered here. Who can I contact?
If you have any additional questions about our in-person event, the virtual experience or Fusion On-Demand, please email us at [email protected].