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Desire2Learn Announces Plans for FUSION 2012, Ninth Annual Users’ Conference

Press Release

With just over a month to go until FUSION 2012 begins, Desire2Learn is gearing up for its largest users' conference

Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), today announced plans and detailed session information for FUSION 2012 – Desire2Learn’s ninth annual users’ conference in San Diego, California.

After a year of tremendous client-base growth, FUSION 2012 is an incredible event that connects and inspires clients from around the world. FUSION is an opportunity for interacting, collaborating, and sharing ideas on the use of Desire2Learn technology and services. The event will allow clients to engage with the Desire2Learn team and the newly launched Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10 – the next generation learning platform. Sneak peeks and product updates will also be provided during the conference.

This year’s theme, “Chart Your Course,” is focused on providing users with a fresh new set of approaches to and perspectives on teaching and learning, and the expertise to plan the next steps in their organization’s learning journey.

“This is the place to be to find out more about Desire2Learn,” remarks Clint Surrey, Educator and Course Developer, South Island Distance Education School. “The energy here is incredible, the people are incredible. The speakers are great. It’s fantastic.”

FUSION 2012 will feature almost 200 client and staff-led breakout sessions, and provide an opportunity to engage with in-depth, hands-on training. Whether the user is novice or advanced, or part of a higher-education, K-12, corporate, government or other organizations, there is something that will keep you engaged. Breakout sessions will be held across five tracks: development, program management, teaching and learning, support and training, and technical system administration. A full schedule, listing all of the session offerings, is now available on the FUSION website at

Three visionary leaders in education will deliver keynote addresses: Rafe Esquith, a “once in a lifetime educator” who has turned impoverished and disadvantaged students into Ivy-league superstars; Sal Khan, founder of the “Khan Academy,” a database of online educational videos; and Rear Admiral Arnold Lotring, a military and private sector leader with deep insight into professional development.

“FUSION is the premier opportunity for our clients to learn more about our technology, and to collaborate with Desire2Learn staff and peers from around the world regarding best practices for teaching and learning,” remarks John McLeod, Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn. “At FUSION 2012, we will showcase our most intuitive, innovative, and engaging platform to date – Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10, and provide attendees with thought-provoking sessions that will equip them to enhance their organizations’ learning experiences.”

“I am attending FUSION because it is the best way to hear about the latest updates with Desire2Learn,” remarks Jennifer Leimer, Director, Distance Learning, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. “I enjoy getting to learn directly from Desire2Learn representatives about how to use the learning management system. I have attended FUSION for several years, and every year I learn something new. It is so nice to get to know the people who make Desire2Learn what it is.”

To register for FUSION 2012, please visit Register before June 15 to take advantage of reduced hotel rates at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego.

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, goals, and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than eight 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, Australia, and Singapore. 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
[email protected]
Twitter: @Desire2Learn