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Desire2Learn Fifth Annual User Conference to be held in Memphis, Tennessee

Press Release

FUSION 2008, the Fifth Annual Desire2Learn User Conference, will be held in the birth place of Rock 'n' Roll, Memphis, Tennessee, July 20 - 23, 2008

Desire2Learn Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, announced today that its Fifth Annual User Conference, FUSION 2008 will be held in Memphis, Tennessee, July 20 – 23, 2008. The Conference will be supported in part by the Tennessee Board of Regents, the governing body of the Tennessee State University and Community College System. With hundreds of organizations using Desire2Learn, there is tremendous value in bringing clients together to share ideas, learn, collaborate and build supportive communities with other Desire2Learn users. FUSION also provides an opportunity for users to hear from industry experts and to advance eLearning by impacting the development of the latest Desire2Learn products.

“On behalf of the Desire2Learn Clients in Tennessee, we are excited that FUSION 2008 will be held in Memphis, Tennessee,” said Robbie Melton, Associate Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, e-Learning. “Together with the Desire2Learn Staff, we are working to provide an innovative and informative conference that will enhance teaching and learning with Desire2Learn, as well as create new pathways in educational technology.”

“Conference attendees can also take in the captivating Memphis experience from Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll to the irresistible cuisine and southern hospitality.”

FUSION 2008 will feature numerous hands-on and post-conference workshops highlighting best practices using the Desire2Learn products, including the recently announced ePortfolio. The conference will offer more than 80 sessions, and an expanded number of activities to continue to build upon the record-breaking attendance in 2007. The Desire2Learn community encompasses hundreds of organizations from across North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. FUSION brings together the entire Desire2Learn community with the Desire2Learn team as they collaborate toward achieving eLearning milestones.

“Desire2Learn is thrilled to host FUSION 2008 in the vibrant city of Memphis, Tennessee in partnership with the Tennessee Board of Regents,” stated John Baker, Desire2Learn President and CEO. “The goal of the Desire2Learn Users Conference is to bring our community together, build upon their success and ultimately continue to enhance teaching and learning. Memphis has energized musicians for decades spawning musical innovation across many types of music: we are excited to see this event connect and inspire our community.”

For additional information regarding the Desire2Learn 2008 User Conference please visit: www.Desire2Learn.com/FUSION or email FUSION2008@Desire2Learn.com For information about legendary Memphis, Tennessee, visit: www.memphistravel.com

About Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn Inc. 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, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn supports over four million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government, and other leading organizations. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com

About Tennessee Board of Regents

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is the sixth largest system of public higher education in the U.S., with 45 campuses, over 185,000 students, and 13,000 full-time employees. The system consists of six universities – one of which has a law school and one of which has a medical school – 13 community colleges, 26 technical centers (which offer a wide variety of technical and vocational certificate programs), and the central office. Institutions are located in 90 of the 95 counties in Tennessee and offer a large variety of degrees and services.

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Jacqueline Chioreanu
Marketing Specialist
Desire2Learn Inc.
(519) 772-0325 ext. 365
PR@Desire2Learn.com

Robbie K. Melton
Associate Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, e-Learning
Tennessee Board of Regents
(615) 353-5516
Robbie.Melton@tbr.edu