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D2L Fusion 2023 My Learning Moment

Experiences, Networking and Learning

Fusion is packed with non-stop learning, interactive activities and networking opportunities.

Pre-conference Training and Networking: July 12

Plan to come early to experience our Pre-Conference Training and Networking Day taking place before the Welcome Keynote on July 12.

Pre-Conference Training
(July 12, 10:30am–3:30pm)

Hands-on Pre-Conference Training Workshops start at 10:30am on July 12. Beginners and new users looking to get started and explore key tools and how-tos from the D2L Training team will want to come early to attend this pre-conference training.

Topic-Based Networking
(July 12, 1:15pm–3:30pm)

Networking meet-and-greets kick-off during the afternoon Wednesday, July 12. Have fun while you meet and connect with your peers at these topic-based Networking activities:

  • D2L Site Admins

    This role-based network will help Site Administrators learn from and share with each other.

  • Instructional Technology and Design

    Join like-minded educators, trainers, designers and developers to discuss the many possibilities of using design and technology to enhance education and training, advance your career and further your craft.

  • Women in Leadership

    This network features people with shared experiences to discuss and gain advice without judgement. There are many challenges faced by women in education and training. Involvement in this group just might help you overcome some of them.

  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Allyship (IDEA)

    Join us for a networking event where we can authentically be ourselves, engage in meaningful conversations and learn about other folks’ identities. We’ll provide a safe space to share stories and experiences.

Experience It All at Fusion

Interactive experiences, networking and learning moments continue throughout the Fusion main conference program.

Looking for More to Do in Anaheim?

Each year, Barry Dahl puts together a list of his Top 10 things to do in the Fusion host city. This year is no exception—except that he couldn’t stop at 10. It’s California, after all. There’s a LOT to do. Here’s hoping that you have a little extra time in Anaheim to check out your own favorites.

Check out Barry’s Top Things to Do

  • SwingIt Trapeze

    Website: https://www.swingittrapeze.net/
    Distance: 5 miles

    Reservations are required, but there are openings on Saturday morning after Fusion for a 2-Hour Flying Trapeze Class. All ages are welcome with no experience necessary. Learn the basics of trapeze during a short ground school, followed by flying on the trapeze. Maybe even learn a backflip dismount? Don’t forget to capture some video and share it.

    Hiking at Santiago Oaks

    Website: https://www.ocparks.com/santiagooaks
    Distance: 10 miles

    Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange is perfect for avid hikers, featuring trails of various lengths and steepness for all skill levels. Santiago Creek rambles along an orange grove and is a nice photo op during a visit to Orange County. Many of the hikes bring you to striking views of the urban valley below.

    Flight Deck

    Website: https://www.flightdeck1.com/
    Distance: .7 miles

    We believe you can fly! Experience the thrill of aerial maneuvers and air-to-air combat in an authentic military flight simulator. Or take control of a commercial airliner in a Boeing 737 flight simulator. Flying not your thing? Relax in the Officers Club and watch the action unfold on large LCD screens. No flight experience needed. Not really all that physical, but it’s still thrilling nonetheless.

    Big Air Trampoline Park

    Website: https://www.bigairusa.com/buena-park/
    Distance: 6 miles

    It’s not just for kids. It’s exercise and entertainment for the entire family. Experience the thrill of soaring through the air on the dodgeball tramp, slam dunk like a 7-footer, launch your inner ninja or conquer that climbing wall.

    The Rinks: Anaheim ICE

    Website: https://anaheimice.therinks.com/public-skating/
    Distance: 6 miles

    If the California sun is getting to you, cool down and chill at Anaheim ICE. Guests of all ages can enjoy indoor ice skating on NHL and Olympic sized surfaces. Don’t worry—you can leave your skates at home. Anaheim ICE provides both hockey and figure skates, plus skate mates for new skaters or those that may need a little help on the rink.

  • Davey’s Locker: Whale watching or deep-sea fishing

    Website: https://daveyslocker.com/
    Distance: 20 miles (consider the train to the beach)

    You’ll have a whale of a time at Davey’s Locker, the most popular whale watching destination in southern California. Along with general admission whale watching and deep-sea fishing excursions, Davey’s Locker provides charter fishing boats and private boat rentals for larger group excursions.

    Catalina Island

    Website: https://www.catalinaexpress.com/catalina-day-trip.html
    Distance: 27 miles to Port of Long Beach, then 26 miles by boat.

    26 miles across the sea. Santa Catalina is waiting for me. Go ahead, sing it!

    Orange County Coastal Tour

    You have many tour companies to choose from here. Do your own research, and book early. Or rent a car and make your own tour along California’s Coast Highway 1: Santa Monica Pier, Muscle Beach, Queen Mary, Seal Beach Pier, Huntington Beach Pier (Surf City), Newport Beach, Balboa Island, Laguna Beach. That’s quite a day.

    Griffith Observatory

    Website: https://griffithobservatory.org/
    Distance: 36 miles

    One of California’s best ways to see the stars, this historic observatory is worth the trip. Look through telescopes, explore exhibits, catch live shows in an immersive planetarium and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign. Several tour bus routes include stops here as well.

    Train to the Beach

    Website: https://www.amtrak.com/tickets/departure.html
    Distance: 36 miles

    Grab a ride share to ARTIC, then take an Amtrak train to the San Clemente Pier. It’s less than an hour’s ride away, which means you can arrive before lunch and return for dinner—all for $40.

  • Anaheim Packing District

    Website: https://www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com/
    Distance: 2.5 miles

    Looking to combine fun with food? The Packing District hosts four historic landmarks, a two-acre park, and the Anaheim Packing House, one of the last citrus packing warehouses in Orange County, retrofitted as a market hall with more than 50 unique food and beverage artisans. It’s a lot to pack in.

    Downtown Disney

    Website: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/destinations/downtown-disney-district/
    Distance: 1 mile

    Get a taste of Disney without going to the theme park. Food, drink, shopping, photo ops—enjoy them all and more. You’ll get the Disney vibe, but without the commitment.

    Want to visit Disneyland or California Adventure too? Good news: Fusion attendees can get discounted park tickets. Visit the registration portal for more information.

    Anaheim White House

    Website: https://anaheimwhitehouse.com/
    Distance: 2 miles

    Dine like a President at the Anaheim White House Restaurant. Occupying a beautiful 1909 landmark home, this historic restaurant features an elegant menu of Italian delicacies and beverages that are suitable for every taste. Mangia!

    Anaheim Garden Walk

    Website: https://anaheimgardenwalk.com/
    Distance: .7 miles

    Local artists, dozens of restaurants, various entertainment venues and plenty of shopping.

    Brewheim

    Website: https://www.brewheim.com/
    Distance: 2 miles

    No list by Barry would be complete without a brewery suggestion. “Heim” means home, so this is beer home. It’s new, but let’s take a chance on it based on the name, website, merch and that it’s a locally owned small business. Anyone else thirsty?

  • Knott’s Soak City

    Website: https://www.knotts.com/soak-city
    Distance: 7 miles

    Want to soak up some fun? There’s plenty to explore at Knott’s Soak City, a unique, 15-acre water adventure park. Knott’s boasts 23 waterslides, a thrilling family raft ride, a 750,000-gallon wave pool, a one‑third‑mile lazy river, and more. Separate admission from Knott’s Berry Farm.

    The Discovery Cube

    Website: https://www.discoverycube.org/
    Distance: 4 miles

    Who says the learning ends after Fusion? The Discovery Cube provides a family-friendly environment that will have you thinking outside the box. Experience immersive, interactive science exhibits and discover the fun of learning.

    Adventure City

    Website: https://www.adventurecity.com/
    Distance: 6 miles

    This smaller theme park is especially good for the littler ones.

    Santa Ana Zoo

    Website: https://www.santaanazoo.org/
    Distance: 7 miles

    A smaller zoo with over 80 species of animals, including some of the smallest monkeys in the world—the Golden Headed Lion Tamarins. It’s a good family place to share time together learning about animals, plants and the environment. Enjoy the children’s farm, train ride, endangered species carousel and ferris wheel.

    Children’s Museum at La Habra

    Website: https://www.lhcm.org/
    Distance: 10 miles

    Features seven galleries with dozens of hands-on exhibits, as well as an outdoor dinosaur garden and historic 1942 caboose.

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