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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn CEO to Deliver Keynote Address at Harvard Faculty Club

Press Release

John Baker will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 International Conference of the Association of Global Management Studies at Harvard Faculty Club

Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, today announced that John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2learn will deliver the keynote address at the third annual International Conference of the Association of Global Management Studies to be held at the prestigious Harvard Faculty Club on March 5th and 6th.

Supported by both the International Journal of Global Management Studiesand the International Journal of Global Management Studies Professional, the conference is meant to act as a global forum to discuss emerging trends and issues in management studies, and provide an opportunity for collaboration between business leaders, and scholars from academia, industry, and government.

Based on the theme of the conference, “Global Strategies and Sustainable Innovation Across Disciplines,” Baker will deliver a keynote presentation on the strategies employed by Desire2Learn to succeed in the global marketplace. He will discuss how the company’s culture has embraced innovation, and how the company approaches different global markets. Baker will also discuss Desire2Learn’s rapid growth and the importance of maintaining the company’s core culture of innovation throughout expansion.

“It is a honor to be speaking at the Harvard Faculty Club to address the International Conference on Global Management Studies,” remarks John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “The story of Desire2Learn is one based on a commitment to creativity, innovation, and a passion for education. I look forward to the opportunity to share this story with others, and to speak about the importance of innovative and high-quality education in an increasingly globalized world.”

The conference will also feature scholarly papers on different global aspects of management, including eLearning and distance education. John St. Clair, Senior Manager, Advisory and Consulting Services, Desire2Learn will present a paper entitled “Change Management for Higher Education: Learning Management Systems Transitions” with Louis A. Martinette.

For more information on the conference and a full program listing, 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, 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