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Get to know this year’s leaders in learning innovation. Join these experts and practitioners as they discuss new challenges, solutions and opportunities in learning.

Main Stage Speakers

  • Elatia Abate
    Elatia Abate

    Futurist | Entrepreneur | Future of Work and Strategy Expert

  • John Baker
    John Baker

    CEO, D2L
    Welcome Keynote

  • Allison Sinclair
    Allison Sinclair

    Customer Advocacy Manager, D2L
    Host

  • Anita Joshi
    Anita Joshi

    Instructional Designer, D2L Host

  • Barry Dahl
    Barry Dahl

    Teaching and Learning Advocate, D2L
    Host

  • Stephen Laster
    Stephen Laster

    President, D2L
    Solutions Spotlight

  • Jack Pinette
    Jack Pinette

    VP of Product Strategy, D2L
    Solutions Spotlight

  • Ben Campbell
    Ben Campbell

    VP of Solutions Engineering, D2L
    Solutions Spotlight

  • Craig Fearon
    Craig Fearon

    Senior Director of Product Management, D2L
    Solutions Spotlight

  • Cristi Ford
    Cristi Ford

    VP of Academic Affairs, D2L
    Solutions Spotlight

  • Erika Finchen
    Erika Finchen

    Senior Director of Product Management, D2L
    Solutions Spotlight

  • Kathleen Murphy
    Kathleen Murphy

    Manager, Learning Solutions, D2L
    Solutions Spotlight

  • Lindsay Shipman
    Lindsay Shipman

    Senior Management, Product Enablement, D2L
    Solutions Spotlight

  • Surekha Rao
    Surekha Rao

    Director of Product Management, D2L
    Solutions Spotlight

Featured Speakers

Speakers

  • Aaron Barber

    General Manager
    The Real Estate Institute of NSW

  • Abby Borbon

    Assistant Program Manager eLearning Quality
    Pima Community College

  • Abby Razer

    Instructional Technologist
    Southern Illinois University

  • Adam Hagen

    Senior Educational Technology Consultant
    Purdue University

  • Adam Finkelstein

    Associate Director, Learning Environments
    McGill University

  • Addie Sweet

    Senior Support Specialist
    Purdue University

  • Aggi Jeemon

    Accessibility Program Manager
    D2L

  • Ailynne Sobec

    Instructional Coordinator – eLearning
    Peel District School Board

  • Aimee Hedges

    Director of Partnerships
    Copyleaks

  • Alex Mason

    Assistive Technology Specialist
    Purdue University West Lafayette

  • Alex Walters

    Instructional Design Manager
    Medical University of South Carolina

  • Alexa Temparali

    Instructional Designer/Adjunct Faculty
    Eastern University

  • Alexandra Nestro

    Academic Technology Support Analyst
    Southern New Hampshire University

  • Allie Gourley

    Instructional Technology Consultant
    DePaul University

  • Alyssa Imes

    Instructional Designer
    LAPU

  • Amy Hamman

    Senior Instructional Technologist
    University of Arizona

  • Amy Haston

    Senior Educational Technology Consultant
    Purdue University

  • Amy Lavender

    Assistant Director
    WebMBA

  • Amy Moretti

    System Administrator
    DePaul University

  • Amy Waters

    Instructional Designer 2
    Augusta University Online

  • Ana Kuronen-Shoemaker

    Manager, Learning Analytics
    D2L

  • Andrew Bieronski

    Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching Consultant
    Waterloo Region District School Board

  • Andy Miller

    Partner Marketing Manager
    Turnitin

  • Angela Jackson

    Digital Accessibility Coordinator
    University of South Dakota

  • Angela Guadagno

    Academic Associate
    McGill University

  • Angelia Huggins

    Managing Director
    WebMBA

  • Ann Reinhart

    Manager, Product Development
    Saskatchewan Polytechnic

  • Anna Desmond

    Sr. Sales Development Representative
    Respondus

  • Anna Galka

    Learning Technologies Educational Consultant
    University of Windsor

  • Anna Ngoloyi

    Ms
    Tshwane University of Technology

  • Anna Carrie Webb

    Executive Director, Distance Education
    Austin Peay State University

  • Anneka Moline

    Manager, Solutions Engineering
    D2L

  • Anthony Nappi

    Instructional Designer
    Lastinger Center for Learning

  • Anu Arora

    Principal
    Peel District School Board

  • Anuja Kulkarni

    Software Developer
    SNHU

  • Aurea Osgood

    Learning Systems Manager
    Winona State University

  • Ben Holmes

    Senior Educational Technology Consultant
    Purdue University

  • Bernadette Smith

    Superintendent of Education
    Peel District School Board

  • Beth Bailey, PhD

    Instructor
    Texas A&M University-Commerce

  • Bill Harlow

    Dir. of Learning & Stud. Tech
    Ultimate Medical Academy

  • Bill Hodges

    Academic Coordinator & Head Teacher
    University of Guelph English Language Programs

  • Bill Sheehan

    Global Head, Association Strategy
    D2L

  • Bob Moore

    Executive Director
    American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

  • Brittany Smalls

    Project Analyst
    Medical University of South Carolina

  • Cameron Bentley

    Assistant Director of Instructional Design
    Augusta University Online

  • Cameron Bentley

    Asst Director of Instructional Design
    Augusta University

  • Carlie Himelman

    Senior Manager
    Deloitte Consulting LLP

  • Carole Piovesan

    CO-FOUNDER I PARTNER
    INQ

  • Carolyn Tees

    Senior Director – Prevention & Safety
    Canadian Red Cross

  • Carolyn Vos

    Assistant Director of Instructional Technology and Data Strategy
    DePaul University

  • Carolyn Wagner

    Instructional Designer, Digital Learning and Design
    New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

  • Chelsea Timlin

    Assistant Director, Instructional Technologies
    University of Arizona

  • Chris Cramer

    Senior Manager, Education
    CPA Canada

  • Christina Partin

    Senior Product Manager
    National University – Harmony Academy

  • Christine Kamau

    Manager, Learning Administration Management
    D2L

  • Christine Te Kiri

    Deputy Chief Exec Curriculum
    Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

  • Christopher Grignard

    Assistant Professor
    Mount Royal University

  • Christopher Stucker

    Implementation Strategist
    D2L

  • Clint Surry

    Educator, Secondary Coordinator
    SiDES – South Island Distance Education School

  • Craig Engstrom

    Director Center for Teaching Excellence
    Southern Illinois University

  • Craig Romanec

    D2L Training Consultant
    D2L

  • Cristi Ford

    VP, Academic Affairs
    D2L

  • Cynthia Eden

    Lead Instructor
    University of Guelph English Language Programs

  • Dana Knarr

    D2L Program Manager
    D2L

  • Danielle Burt

    Senior Solutions Engineer
    D2L

  • Danielle Curry

    Learning Experience Designer
    Eastern University

  • Darcy Wither

    Senior Product Manager, D2L
    D2L

  • Daspina Fefekos

    Information Systems Specialist
    University of Waterloo

  • David Gomes

    Solutions Engineer
    D2L

  • David McGeary

    Solutions Architect
    D2L

  • David Siefker

    Business Development and Project Manager
    University of Guelph

  • David Stoffel

    Professor, CIT
    West Virginia Northern Community College

  • David Tierney

    LMS Administrator
    Conestoga College

  • Dayna Armstrong

    Product Growth Director
    Bongo

  • Deb Cherry

    Head of Online Learning Design
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law

  • Deb Simoes

    Training Consultant
    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

  • Declan Fox

    Corporate Product Management Director
    D2L

  • Diego Estevez

    Learning Technology Specialist
    British Columbia Institute of Technology

  • Don Griesheimer

    Senior Education Technology Designer
    American Nurses Association

  • Don Trainor

    Learning Systems Specialist
    University at Buffalo

  • Donald Snead

    Professor
    Middle Tennessee State University

  • Dr. Jess Zeitler

    Bilingual Instructional Designer
    UCATT at University of Arizona

  • Dr. Sheila Unwin

    Executive Director, Curriculum Services
    Aspen University

  • Efren Schwarz

    Director of Strategic Partnerships
    D2L

  • Elixa Neumann

    Teacher
    Burnaby Online

  • Elizabeth Pearsall

    Assistant Provost, Teaching & Learning
    The American College

  • Emma Lynch

    Senior Director, Faculty Training and Development
    SNHU

  • Emma Zone

    Senior Academic Affairs Director
    D2L

  • Eric Mosterd

    Assistant Director, Center for Teaching & Learning / e-Education Fellow
    University of South Dakota / South Dakota Board of Regents

  • Eric Shotwell

    Solutions Architect
    D2L, Ltd.

  • Eric Young

    Manager of Education
    Good Roads

  • Erika Finchen

    Senior Director, Product Management
    D2L

  • Erin Mendoza-Laude

    Instructional Designer
    Eastern University

  • Erin Steed

    Sr. Principal UX Architect, UX & Product Design
    D2L

  • Ethan Lynch

    Senior Application Developer
    Missouri State University

  • Everett Singleton

    Associate Professor
    Middle Tennessee State University

  • Fabien Maurin

    Regional Director – Canada
    Wooclap

  • George Swindell

    Instructor & Program Liaison
    Texas A&M University – Commerce

  • Glen Luttrell

    Senior Solutions Engineer
    D2L Australia Pty Ltd

  • Greg Sabatine

    Manager, Online Technologies
    University of Guelph

  • Hangmin Zhang

    Instructional Designer
    MTSU Online

  • Harold Watkins

    Assistant Director of Educational Technology Support Services
    Western Michigan University

  • Harry Cargile

    Director of Academic Technology Strategy & Integration
    State University of New York

  • Heather Roxborough

    Learning Specialist for Virtual Learning Environments
    New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

  • Holly Mair

    Teacher/Developer
    South Island Distance Education School (SIDES)

  • Ivette Chuca

    Professor
    El Paso Community College

  • Jack Pinette

    VP, Product Strategy
    D2L

  • Jackie Guan

    Product Manager
    D2L

  • Jacqueline Nelles

    Senior Trainer
    D2L

  • Jacques Menasche

    Technical Program Manager
    1EdTech

  • Jamie Turak

    Senior Product & Corporate Marketing Manager
    Panopto

  • Jamie Zukic

    Instructional Designer
    Century College

  • Jasmine Parent

    Learning Technology Consultant
    McGill University

  • Jason Simmons

    SVP, Marketing
    K16 Solutions

  • Jean Jarick

    Solutions Engineer
    D2L

  • Jeff Geurts

    Principal Product Designer
    D2L

  • Jeff Lenhart

    Manager of Digital Learning
    triOS College

  • Jeffrey Allison

    Principal & ePrincipal
    ELO – Grand Erie District School Board

  • Jennifer Pierce

    Vice President, Talent Management and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    Walmart Canada

  • Jeremy Doolin

    Associate Professor, CIT
    West Virginia Northern Community College

  • Joe Fernander

    Data Scientist & Learning Analyst
    University System of Georgia eCampus

  • Joe (Iitsooahp’potah) Eagle Tail Feathers

    Director, Spiritual Leader
    Sundance Coulee Society

  • John Nimick

    Customer Success Director
    D2L

  • Jon Neilson

    Director of Library & Academic Support Services
    Concordia University, St. Paul

  • Jonathan Werth

    Educational Technology Specialist
    Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

  • Jose De León Alejandro

    Mathematics Project Manager & Coordinator
    University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning

  • Josh Vienneau

    Senior Project Manager
    D2L

  • JP Dunn

    IT Manager / Admin. Coord.
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

  • Judith Littlejohn

    Director of Online Learning
    SUNY Genesee Community College

  • Julia Liebenrood

    Instructional Designer
    Medical University of South Carolina

  • Karen Hein

    Instructional Designer
    Middle Tennessee State University

  • Karen LaPlant

    Curr Dev/ID/Faculty
    Metropolitan State University

  • Kari Everett

    Instructional Design Technologist
    Harford Community College

  • Kari Frisch

    Communications Faculty
    Central Lakes College

  • Katarina Raznatovic

    D2L Bilingual Trainer
    D2L

  • Kate Fullerton

    Instructional Systems Specialist
    Pellissippi State Community College

  • Kate Kozikowski

    Senior Educational Technology Consultant
    Purdue University

  • Kate Thomson

    Assistant Director of Instructional Design and Technology
    Concordia University, St. Paul

  • Kate Wilhelm

    Director, User Experience Research and Accessibility
    D2L

  • Kate Wilhelm

    Director, UX Research & Accessibility
    D2L

  • Kathleen Murphy


    D2L

  • Katie Kotar

    Academic Associate
    McGill University

  • Kelly Steed

    Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
    University System of Georgia eCampus

  • Kenneth Chapman

    VP Partnerships
    D2L

  • Keri Miller

    Senior Instructional Technologist
    The University of Arizona

  • Kevan Van Cleave

    Manager, Instructional Technology
    Ultimate Medical Academy

  • Kim Godwin

    Assistant Professor
    Middle Tennessee State University

  • Kim Scalzo

    Interim Senior Associate Provost for Digital Innovation and Academic Services
    State University of New York

  • Kimberley Donnelly

    Coordinator of Developmental Reading & Writing
    College of Southern Maryland

  • Krista Lair

    Director of Online Learning and Instructional Technology
    Missouri State University (West Plains Campus)

  • Kristin Hrynczuk

    Senior Instructional Technology Specialist
    Western Michigan University

  • Kristina Nelson

    Senior Instructional Designer
    Mayo Clinic

  • Kristy Burrough

    Senior Customer Success Manager
    D2L

  • Kyla Di Perna

    Instructional Designer
    Good Roads

  • Kyle Sanford

    Higher Ed Consulting Manager
    Deloitte Consulting

  • Lacey Geiger

    Systems Analyst
    Missouri State University

  • Lara Tarantini

    Senior Instructional Technologist
    University of Arizona

  • Lara Wolters

    Senior IT Business Analyst
    Purdue University

  • Laura Osborne

    Faculty Training & Certification Coordinator
    Stephen F. Austin State University

  • Lauren McMullan

    Instructional Technology Specialist
    WMU

  • Lauren Rigby

    Learning Design Strategist
    National University

  • Lavniet Dhillon

    Senior Product Manager
    D2L

  • Leo Smith

    Senior IT Business Analyst
    Purdue Universtiy

  • Linda Zelaya

    Instructional Technology Specialist
    Western Michigan University

  • Lindsay Derraugh

    Senior Solutions Engineer
    D2L

  • Lindsay McCardle

    Principal User Experience Researcher
    D2L

  • Lindsay Shipman

    Manager, SE Operations
    D2L Corporation

  • Lori Zalivansky

    System Administrator
    DePaul University

  • Loy Gross

    Online Learning Specialist
    SUNY Genesee Community College

  • Luke Soltys

    Senior Implementation Consultant
    D2L

  • Luke Viles

    Sr. Instructional Designer
    Oklahoma City University

  • Lynn Thomas

    Teacher Consultant eLearning
    Grand Erie DSB

  • Manuel Garzon

    LMS Technical Anaylst
    UMA

  • Marc Breschuk

    LMS Operations Manager
    Brock University

  • Marcie Vanderkolk

    Senior Support Specialist

  • Maria Castañón Williams

    Professor of Child Development and Teacher Preparation
    El Paso Community College

  • Marla Wilks

    Business Systems Analyst
    University System of Georgia

  • Martha Fedorak


    D2L

  • Marty Montgomery

    Assistant Manager, eLearning Technical Services
    Conestoga College

  • Mary Smith

    Director of Instructional Design and Technology
    Medical University of South Carolina

  • Masiha Salma

    LMS Technical Analyst
    UMA

  • Mathew McNeeley

    VP, Legal Operations and Business Affairs
    D2L

  • Matt Clare

    Director, Technology-Enabled Learning
    Brock University

  • Matthew Richmond

    eLearning Design Coordinator
    University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning

  • Max de Raaff

    Account Executive
    FeedbackFruits

  • Meera Vignarajah

    VP, Customer Success
    D2L

  • Megan Shuker

    Group Product Manager
    D2L

  • Melanie Elliott

    Manager, Educational Technologies
    Brock University

  • Melanie Hovland

    Director, Student Affairs
    Ultimate Medical Academy

  • Melissa Vito

    Vice Provost of Academic Innovation
    University of Texas San Antonio

  • Melissa Wells

    Manager, Learning Experience Design
    National Univeristy

  • Michael Campbell

    Business Analyst
    University System of Georgia Board of Regents

  • Michael Pascu

    MANAGER, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    INQ

  • Michel Sandri Lima

    Senior Technical Account Manager
    D2L

  • Michelle Mench

    Professor of Criminal Justice
    El Paso Community College

  • Michelle Piper

    Customer Success Manager
    D2L

  • Michelle Rivers

    Senior Nursing Professional Development Specialist
    American Nurses Association

  • Michelle Schoenecker

    Director, Center for Professional Development and Collaboration
    Century College

  • Mike Johnston

    Product Manager
    D2L

  • MJ Bishop

    Vice President for Integrative Learning Design
    University of Maryland Global Campus

  • Mo Zadeh

    CEO
    Rumi

  • Mohamad Miari

    Mr
    University of Huddersfield

  • Myranda Stephens

    Director, Instructional Design
    University System of Georgia eCampus

  • Nathan Gardi

    eLearning Solutions Architect
    Conestoga College

  • Nick Pagee

    Senior Product Designer
    D2L

  • Nishita Chheda

    Education Designer
    Education Design Lab

  • Nurbek Imangazin

    Educational Technologies Developer
    Brock University

  • Ophelia Holguin

    IT Specialist
    Pima Community College

  • Patrick Brunet

    Instructional Designer
    D2L

  • Paul Fulton

    Mr
    University of Huddersfield

  • Paul Gebb

    Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
    Oklahoma City University

  • Paul Stisser

    Vice President of North America, Education
    ReadSpeaker

  • Popsann Francis

    D2l Trainer
    D2L

  • Puneet Kaur

    Technical Account Manager
    D2L

  • Rabia Ijaz

    Technical Account Manager
    D2L

  • Rachel Bateman

    Associate Professor, AS Environmental Studies Program Coordinator and Course Coordinator
    College of Southern Maryland

  • Rachel Carroll

    LMS Administrator
    Austin Peay State University

  • Reed Dickson

    Director, Online Faculty Experience & Innovation
    Pima Community College

  • Renato Vaz

    Full Stack Developer
    Conestoga College

  • Rhonelee Soria


    Los Angeles Pacific University

  • Rob Belliveau

    President and Founder
    NeonTrain

  • Rob Faltemier

    Senior IT Business Analyst
    Purdue University

  • Rose Miller

    MSCHE Co-Chair
    College of Southern Maryland

  • Roxana Pawliszyn

    Technical Account Director
    D2L

  • Russell Teter

    VP Partnerships
    Class

  • Ryan Jimison

    Senior Instructional Designer
    Mayo Clinic

  • Sallie Michalsky

    Owner
    Horizons Consulting

  • Sam Yaghoubi

    SVP, Partnerships
    K16 Solutions

  • Sambhavi Chandrashekar

    Global Accessibility Lead
    D2L

  • Samuel Tanner

    Head of Flexible & Work-Integrated Learning
    Nottingham Trent University

  • Sarah Gatzke

    Academic Technology Support Analyst
    Southern New Hampshire University

  • Sarah Hand

    Professor
    College of Southern Maryland

  • Scott Anderson

    Supervisor, Learning Environment
    University of Waterloo

  • Sean Hayes

    Principal
    South Island Distance Education School (SIDES)

  • Sean Warrren

    Information Systems Specialist
    University of Waterloo

  • Sonya Watkins

    CIO, Office of Information Technology
    University of Central Oklahoma

  • Stacy Denunzio

    Implementation Strategist
    D2L

  • Stefanie Couch

    Founder
    Build Women

  • Stephanie Ploof

    Sr. Account Manager
    Respondus

  • Stephanie Vehrs

    Director of Online Learning
    College of Southern Maryland

  • Stephen Tosh

    Information Systems Specialist
    University of Waterloo

  • Steve Bentley

    Mr
    University of Huddersfield

  • Sue Folley

    Dr
    University of Huddersfield

  • Sumeeta Merwar

    Principal
    Peel District School Board

  • Susan Yavor

    Manager of Instructional Design and Learning Technologies
    Eastern University

  • Suzanne Chisholm

    Vice-Principal
    SIDES – Saanich Schools

  • Tara Laughlin

    Director, Skills Development & Validation
    Education Design Lab

  • Tara Perrin

    Instructional Designer
    Middle Tennessee State University

  • Thomas Tobin

    Senior Teaching and Learning Developer
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Tiffany Butts

    Lead Instructional Technology Specialist
    Ultimate Medical Academy

  • Tim Oneal

    Instructional Designer
    Middle Tennessee State University

  • Tina Parscal

    Associate Vice Chancellor for CCCOnline and Academic Affairs for CCCS
    Colorado Community College System

  • Tony Moscone

    Coordinating Principal
    Peel District School Board

  • Tony Sovak

    Director LMS & eLearning Quality
    Pima Community College

  • Tracy Scott

    Instructional Designer
    Good Roads

  • Trent Nebelung

    Director, Academic Technology
    National University

  • Tyler Steiner

    Instructor
    Red River College Polytechnic

  • Wendy Doolin

    Instructional Designer
    West Virginia Northern Community College

  • Wendy Grisham

    Business Systems Analyst
    University System of Georgia

  • Whitney Williams

    Senior Adoption Specialist
    D2L

  • William Immonen

    Business Systems Analyst
    University System of Georgia Board of Regents

  • Zachary Friedman

    Manager of Digital Learning Experience
    University of Maryland Global Campus

  • Zala Fashant

    Dean/Faculty-retired
    Minnesota State Colleges

  • Zoaib Mirza

    Assoicate Vice President
    Ultimate Medical Academy

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