FDLA 2017 Annual Conference:

Driving Distance Learning to Excellence


January 16 – 18, 2018




Request for Proposals – Click Here

NEW!  The Florida Distance Learning Association Journal (FDLA) in partnership with the Distance Learning journal is offering, for the first time, those presenting at the Florida Distance Learning Association conference the opportunity to have a paper about their presentation topic published in a special section of the US Distance Learning Association professional journal, Distance Learning.  After reviewed and upon acceptance, your paper will be published in both the FDLA journal and the Distance Learning Journal.  Click here for more information.



Conference Information

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

The Florida Distance Learning Association’s (FDLA) 2017 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.

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 2017 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.

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
  • Check-in after 3:00pm; Check-out noon.

The link for attendees to make their reservation is:



**(Please note you have to select the dates that you will be staying at the hotel, do not use the default dates).

The Reservation code for attendees to call in is FDLC16 and the phone number is 407-830-1985



Conference Agenda

Online schedule: http://bit.ly/2wC3iRz

FDLA schedule QR Code

Conference participants will receive the printed program.



Conference Fees

Member FDLA – $250 ($200 early-bird deadline August 15, 2017)
Nonmember – $300 ($250 early-bird deadline August 15, 2017)
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 Angie Su @ shuifang@nova.edu or 561-866-7430 for information and/or confirmation.

Payment Message
Conference registration cancellations must be made prior to September 1, 2017, 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 1, 2017 – 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 FDLA 2017. Visit our website to check your membership status or to join today!

Conference Payment options are available on the Registration Form web page.  Please note that the payment options include FDLA Conference only (Thursday and Friday) as well as FDLA Conference and FAMTE Pre-Conference (Wednesday) options.



Contact Information

Angie Su, Agenda & Program, shuifang@nova.edu  561-866-7430

Brian Marchman, Institutional Membership, marchman@ufl.edu

Nancy Swenson, Nancy.Swenson@ucf.edu

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