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Desire2Learn Welcomes Visionary Educator Salman Khan as Keynote Speaker at FUSION 2012

Press Release

As founder of the Khan Academy and one of the leading education advocates of his generation, Salman Khan will share his insights with FUSION attendees during his keynote address on July 16

Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, today announced that Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy and emerging leader in education, will be one of the keynote speakers at FUSION 2012 – Desire2Learn’s annual users’ conference.

Khan has an impressive educational background with three degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a Master of Business Administration from Harvard. He parlayed this educational experience into his work as a hedge fund analyst, but soon found a new calling. In 2004, he was helping his young cousin with a math lesson, communicating by phone and using an interactive notepad. Others started to express interest, and he began posting his hand-scribbled tutorials on YouTube.

He had found a winning idea, and in 2009, he left his day job to launch the Khan Academy – a nonprofit with the mission of providing high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world. Providing more than 3,000 instructional videos, Khan’s library of educational videos is accessed more than any other on the Web.

“At FUSION 2012, our theme is ‘Chart Your Course,’ offering educators new perspectives and innovative ways to reach their students,” remarks John McLeod, Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn. “Sal Khan is a visionary with a remarkable story. His commitment to making education accessible in a global way is a vision that we share with him, and his reflections will be invaluable for the educators at FUSION.”

Khan’s keynote address is titled “Rethinking Education,” and will provide insight into the history and evolution of the Khan Academy, and how we can rethink education. Khan will deliver his keynote on July 16, the first day of FUSION, and is one of three thought-provoking keynote speakers who will address attendees during the main conference. To learn more about FUSION, visit, and follow the @Desire2Learn Twitter feed for up-to-the-minute notifications about FUSION.

Register for FUSION today to take advantage of Early Bird pricing. The main conference will run from July 16-18, 2012 in San Diego, California.


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 including 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 2012 – Chart Your Course, being held July 16-18 in San Diego, California, please visit

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

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, Singapore, and Brazil. 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 Incorporated
[email protected]
Twitter: @Desire2Learn