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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

2006 Desire2Learn Users Conference Announced

The 3rd annual Desire2Learn Users Conference - Expanding Horizons - to be held at the University of Guelph from July 30th to August 2nd, 2006.

The main sessions for the Third Annual Desire2Learn Users’ Conference will be held July 30th to August 2nd, 2006, at the University of Guelph, 65 km (~40 miles) west of Toronto, Ontario.� With hundreds of organizations now using Desire2Learn, there is tremendous value in bringing clients together so that they can share ideas, collaborate, learn and build supportive communities with other D2L users.

As the first adopter of the D2L Learning Platform, the Office of Open Learning (OOL) at the University of Guelph is pleased to be selected as host and co-sponsor of the 2006 D2L Users conference, and looks forward to inviting D2L clients from around the world to the Guelph campus.� “We have a great record of partnership and innovation, as our DE program has grown alongside D2L,” says Virginia Gray, director of OOL.� “Our distance learning specialists and faculty partners look forward to sharing our perspectives on how the D2L learning platform has been used to promote effective pedagogical results in online learning, as well as our rich experience in the use and management of the administrative tools provided through the D2L platform.”

The 2006 conference will focus on offering a range of client-delivered sessions geared to all types of users (e.g. learners, faculty/instructors, administrators, etc.) and at various levels of experience.� “This is an event supported by Desire2Learn, but it is organized by D2L users for D2L users,” states John Baker, CEO of Desire2Learn.� “We want to ensure that this event is helping to provide an opportunity to allow for greater client collaboration.” The conference will also provide an opportunity to interact with all the key teams at Desire2Learn via sessions, and round-table discussions.

Conference Attendees can expect to:

  • Network and share ideas with fellow D2L users;
  • Stay current with new ideas and trends in eLearning from inspiring, informative keynotes;
  • Discover best practices and lessons learned as other D2L users present case studies in birds-of-a-feather sessions;
  • Learn more about the D2L product roadmap and to impact future directions;
  • Enjoy fun-filled evening events with your colleagues and participate in our second annual Desire2EXCEL awards.

Discover a community of peers eager to share their ideas, expertise, and practical applications of Desire2Learn in their organizations.� For additional information and updates visit http://www.desire2learn.com/UC06 or email UC06@desire2learn.com.

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Simone Moreau
Marketing Specialist
Desire2Learn Inc.
(519) 772-0325
PR@Desire2Learn.com