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Acclaimed Author Jonah Lehrer to Headline at Desire2Learn Users’ Conference

Press Release

27-year-old Oxford University Rhodes Scholar is opening keynote at Desire2Learn Users' Conference - FUSION 2011

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, today announced that Jonah Lehrer, Contributing Editor for Wired magazine, will be the opening keynote at the 2011 FUSION Users’ Conference July 11 – 15 in Denver, Colorado.

A Rhodes Scholar and bestselling science author, Jonah has been hailed as “an important new thinker” by The Los Angeles Times, and is well known for his books Proust Was a Neuroscientist and How We Decide. In How We Decide, he explores the reasons that people make certain decisions, based on neurons and cognitive norms, and how they are influenced by social factors. He notes the turn of phrase “Paralysis by Analysis” to demonstrate that too much information is paralyzing as an individual faces a multitude of variables they must think through in making decisions.

“Having Jonah Lehrer speak at FUSION will be an energizing opportunity for our clients,” states John McLeod, Sr. Director of Marketing, Desire2Learn. “His modern theories and scientific insight into the human brain will fit perfectly with the FUSION sessions.”

Lehrer has been compared to Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of The Tipping Point, and is acclaimed by The London Observer as being able to “…change the way you think about thinking.”

For more information on Jonah Lehrer, please visit


The annual Desire2Learn Users’ Conference is where Desire2Learn clients convene! Every July, Desire2Learn invites clients from around the world to attend FUSION. The main conference runs for three days followed by two days of post conference training sessions where training is designed for varying roles and levels of experience with Desire2Learn technology. FUSION hosts a range of tracks, over 160 user and Desire2Learn team led sessions, very popular poster sessions, hands-on sessions to actively participate in learning, focus groups, conference keynote speakers, and much more!

For more information about FUSION 2011 – ELEVATE, being held July 10-15 in Denver, Colorado, please visit

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than six million learners worldwide. Clients include higher education, K-12, and healthcare, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), +44 808.234.4235 (U.K. and Europe), 0.800.452.069 (New Zealand) and 1.800.656.210 (Australia).

Press Contacts:

John McLeod
Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn
Twitter: @Desire2Learn