FDLA 2015 Annual Conference

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Celebrate Distance Learning:

Monday, September 28, 2015 Noon- 7 PM
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

FDLA 2015 Conference Agenda



Request for Proposals (Closed)



Conference Information

Hilton – Altamonte
350 South Northlake Blvd.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
United States

The Florida Distance Learning Association’s (FDLA) 2015 Annual Conference is the premier event for professionals in the distance learning industry in Florida. This year’s fall conference promises to deliver another exciting and informative program that will bring together distance learning practitioners within Florida to Celebrate Distance Learning: DEVELOP! COLLABORATE! LEAD!

The format of this event allows attendees to learn about relevant topics from many different points of view. Sessions will be targeted to the K-12 audience, higher education, and virtually all distance learning stakeholders. The moderate size makes it possible for attendees to actively participate. This conference is an opportunity to share ideas, learn about distance learning programs and products, and gain a better understanding of the field. Network with other distance learning colleagues and exchange innovative ideas. FDLA 2015 will offer you and your staff keynote speakers, panel discussions, poster sessions, and breakout sessions on current topics and research in online learning, and vendors exhibiting an array of distance learning technologies and services. This conference is for K-12 and higher education administrators and teachers from both public and private online schools/programs. Come be a part of our energetic and growing community of practice!

Check back periodically for specific sessions and presenters.



Lodging Information

This year’s conference will be held at the

Hilton – Altamonte
350 South Northlake Blvd.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
United States

Just 40 minutes away from the Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World.

There is still room available at the Conference Rate: $109.00/night.  Please email Kevin Kapke: kevin.kapke@hilton.com.   Include FDLA, your name, email address, check-in and check-out date.  He will send you an email confirmation.  Once you’ve received an email confirmation from Kevin, you may call the hotel directly and pay with a credit card.  

The Altamonte Hilton is approximately one hour north of last year’s Conference hotel on I-4.

Double/Double or King Bed

  • Room rates are quoted exclusive of local taxes and fees, currently 12% or prevailing rate. Quoted rates will be offered, based on availability, to your attendees 3 days before and 3 days after the above dates. These rates are net, non-commissionable.
  • Complimentary parking
  • Special $10.00 plus tax and service charge per person breakfast voucher that includes scrambled eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes, biscuits, Danishes, cereal, whole fruit, milk, orange juice and coffee paid for at the time of service.
  • Complimentary Office and house phone for registrations
  • Hilton HHonors Meeting Planner Points
  • Group rates good until September 11, 2015.
  • Check-in after 3:00pm; Check-out noon.

CUT-OFF DATE: Reservations received after 09/11/2015 will be provided on a space available basis at the prevailing rate.



Conference Agenda

FDLA 2015 Conference Agenda

Monday, September 28, 2015

11 am – 1:00 pm Registration open (Lunch on your own)

12:30 – 1:00 pm Welcome coffee, tea and refreshments

1:00 – 2:20 pm Welcome, Conference kick off – Keynote

2:30 – 3:15 pm Panel discussion

3:30 – 4:15 pm Panel discussion

4:30 – 5:15 pm Panel discussion

5:30 – 7 pm President’s reception – Heavy hors d’oeuvres and bar with 2 free drink coupons/each

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast provided

8:30 – 9:45 am Welcome. General Session with Keynote

10:00 – 10:50 am Breakout sessions

11:00 – 11:50 am Breakout sessions

Noon to 1:00 pm Lunch provided

1:10 – 2:00 pm Breakout sessions

2:10 – 3:00 pm Breakout sessions

3:00 – 3:15 pm Email break Coffee, tea and refreshments

3:15 – 4:00 pm Panel Discussion

4:00 – 4:15 pm Awards + Closing


Conference Fees

Member FDLA – $250 ($200 early-bird deadline August 15, 2015)
Nonmember – $300 ($250 early-bird deadline August 15, 2015)
Presenter – $150 (FDLA member special rate)
Please know that this conference is not limited to people presenting a paper.

*Presenters* You must have an approved presentation proposal to be eligible to attend and present at the special $150 rate. Contact Crystal Howard at choward@flvs.net or 407-529-6971 for information and/or confirmation.

Payment Message
Conference registration cancellations must be made prior to September 17, 2015 and a $10 administrative fee applies to all cancellations. Your cancellation must be in writing. You may email choward@flvs.net. No refunds after September 17, 2014 – No Exceptions!

Note: Conference presenters must also be members of FDLA. Not a member yet? Joining is easy! Individual memberships are just $35, and institutional memberships are only $500 (for up to 15 individuals at the same institution). Members also receive discounted conference registration rates for FLDA 2015. Visit our website to check your member status or to join today!



FDLA 2015 Conference Sponsorship Levels

FDLA 2015 Conference Sponsorship Form – Please email completed form to Crystal Howard (choward@flvs.net), then select Sponsorship Level using the PayPal link below to make your contribution.

Thank you for your support in making this a great event!!line

Contact Information

Crystal Howard, Agenda & Program, choward@flvs.net

Brian Marchman, Institutional Membership, marchman@ufl.edu

Ron Cugno, Individual Membership, cugno@nova.edu

JoAnn Glenn, Sponsorship & Exhibits, joanne.m.glenn@gmail.com



Sponsor News:

Orlando Fischler College of Education, Nova Southeastern University Alumni Event

The Alumni event will be held at the Seasons 52, 463 East Altamonte Drive, in Altamonte Springs from 5-6:30 PM on Sunday 9/27/15.  Invitations will be sent to all NSU alumni in the Orlando area to attend.  This reception is only open for NSU alumni and their guest.