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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Michael Wesch to Headline at FUSION 2009

Prominent New Media Expert is keynote speaker at FUSION 2009, the annual Desire2Learn Users' Conference

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, announced today that Michael Wesch will provide the opening keynote address at the Sixth Annual Users’ Conference, FUSION 2009 – The Art of Learning, July 13-17, 2009 in Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota.

Dr. Wesch, known as “the explainer” by Wired magazine, will speak on “The Art of Learning in New Media Environments.” Dr. Wesch is a cultural anthropologist at Kansas State University and a much sought-after speaker and thought leader. His videos on technology, education and information have been viewed by millions, translated into more than 10 languages and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. The recipient of numerous major awards for his work, he has also won several teaching awards including the 2008 CASE/Carnegie US Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities.

“Desire2Learn and the conference committee are extremely pleased to have someone of the calibre of Dr. Wesch attending, interacting with and engaging the attendees of our conference,” said Dr. Al Essa, Honorary Chair of the FUSION 2009 Planning Committee and Associate Vice Chancellor and Deputy CIO, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities. “His perspectives on the effects of social media and digital technology on global society are thought-provoking and insightful. The planning committee believes that Dr. Wesch will bring a unique perspective to attendees that will provoke and enhance additional discussions within the Desire2Learn community.”

For more information regarding the keynote address or to register for FUSION 2009, please visit www.Desire2Learn.com/Fusion or e-mail FUSION2009@Desire2Learn.com. Presentation proposals are being accepted until Thursday, February 12, 2009. Submissions can be made to www.Desire2Learn.com/Fusion/schedule/sessions.

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, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five 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, call 1.888.772.0325 or 1.519.772.0325.

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John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
PR@Desire2Learn.com