The Call for Proposals for DLA2015 is now closed.

We invite proposals on topics related to:
  • Managing growth in distance education
  • Training & support for distance instructors
  • Support for distance students
  • Budget and cost-benefit of distance education
  • Marketing distance courses and programs
  • Distance learning ethics and copyright
  • Organizational issues in distance education
  • Evaluation of distance courses and programs
  • Striving for excellence

Important Dates:

DLA2015 Conference:
June 28 - July 1, 2015
Jekyll Island Club Hotel in Jekyll Island, Georgia

Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration

Advanced Technologies for Distance Education Certificate Program
Registration Begins
November 17, 2014
Registration Deadline
February 2, 2015
Program Begins
February 9, 2015
June 2015

Distance Education Certified Trainer Program

Registration Begins
December 1, 2014
Registration Deadline
February 9, 2015
Program Begins
February 23, 2015
May 2015

Distance Education
Certificate Program

Registration Begins
January 26, 2015
Registration Deadline
April 13, 2015
Program Begins
April 27, 2015
October 2015

Social Media Marketing Certificate Program
Registration Begins
April 1, 2015
Registration Deadline
July 17, 2015
Program Begins
August 2, 2015
September 27, 2015

2014 DLA Exhibitors

Additional Sponsor Information
(The call for 2014 Exhibitors is now closed. Still accepting sponsorships.)

logoThinking Cap® - Premiere Conference Sponsor
Thinking Cap creates hosted and cloud based Learning Management and Authoring systems focused on single sourcing.  Our award winning systems have found a home in prestigious corporate and higher education organizations in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit

logoPearson Readiness and Retention - Conference Sponsor
Personalized solutions and services to help students prepare for credit bearing courses, excel at all levels, and succeed in their educational and career goals. Pearson Readiness & Retention solutions include award winning, online content and live, online tutoring that will positively impact student outcomes, persistence, and completion. For more information, please visit

logoSmarterServices -
Conference Sponsor
Our mission is to organize and analyze data that empowers people to make smarter decisions. SmarterServices analyzes data about students, faculty, teachers, employees, and courses. We provide SmarterMeasure- online learning readiness indicator; SmarterSurveys- end-of-course survey management service; SmarterFaculty- database of online faculty; and SmarterProctors- database of test proctors. For more information, please visit

logoIllinois Online Network - Conference Sponsor
The Illinois Online Network (ION) and the award-winning Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality series (MVCR), with the Master Online Teacher (MOT) and Certified Online Learning Administrator (COLA) certificates, can be a strategic partner to your own faculty development program. Let us do your heavy lifting in faculty training and continuing education. ION is a faculty training outreach of the University of Illinois serving educators and trainers around the world. Join colleagues from institutions large and small, public and private, domestic and international in the MVCR experience. For more information, please visit,

logoAliveTek - Conference Sponsor

Designs,develops and supports organizations who value high quality, online learning environments. We bring eLearning to life! For more information, please visit

At Colloquy, solving the complexities and challenges to help you fulfill your vision for online and distance education comes second nature. Colloquy has proven best practices and end-to-end services that answer across marketing, recruiting, curriculum design, and student engagement. Universities partnering with Colloquy can sharpen and speed their strategy by leveraging our people, processes and infrastructure. Create outstanding academic experiences that are financially self-sustaining to advance the "Return On Image" your institution deserves. For more information, please visit

logoAMAC Accessibility Solutions
AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center is committed to promoting technological innovation and developing effective user-centered products and services for individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to address unmet accessibility needs in government, non-profits, and corporations by providing products that benefit those with physical or cognitive impairments. AMAC is a leader in content engineering in the postsecondary arena and conducts research and development on a variety of electronic information and assistive technologies in an effort to increase accessibility globally. For more information, please visit

logoVoice Proctor
Voice Proctor allows colleges and universities to remotely proctor their online exams without the use of webcams, at a fraction of the cost of webcam proctoring. The exam system is fully automated and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without the need for advanced scheduling so students can take their exams whenever they're ready. There is no software for students to download - exams can be accessed in virtually all modern web browsers from almost any device, including, laptops, tablets, and phones. For more information, visit

logoMBS Direct
MBS Service Company, Inc. provides a course materials fulfillment program through an online bookstore solution that is accurate and user-friendly. The online bookstore manages print and digital inventory, guaranteed buyback programs, and ensures prompt order processing and delivery. We also offer e-readers and digital content through MBS Direct Digital to enhance the learning experience. For more information, please visit

ProctorU provides distance proctoring services for institutions that offer examinations online. The service allows students to take exams from anywhere in a secured environment. ProctorU offers live, person-to-person, real-time monitoring to more than 450 colleges, universities and certification organizations including the University of Florida and Northwestern University. For more information, please visit

logoBlackboard, Inc.
The drive to make a difference and lead the evolution of education is at the core of what makes our solutions so effective. At Blackboard, we're always working to create new stories of improvement. From teachers and administrators to students and parents, we build on everyone's best to build a better education experience. For more information, please visit

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