The Call for Proposals for DLA2016 will open early next year.

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:

DLA2016 Conference:
June 19 - 22, 2016
Jekyll Island Club Hotel in Jekyll Island, Georgia

Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration

Distance Education
Certificate Program

Registration Begins
August 24, 2015
Registration Deadline
November 9, 2015
Program Begins
November 23, 2015
June 2016

Social Media Marketing Certificate Program
Registration Begins
October 5, 2015
Registration Deadline
January 11, 2016
Program Begins
January 24, 2016
March 20, 2016

Distance Education Certified Trainer Program

Registration Begins
October 5, 2015
Registration Deadline
January 11, 2016
Program Begins
January 25, 2016
May 2016

Advanced Technologies for Distance Education Certificate Program
Registration Begins
October 5, 2015
Registration Deadline
January 11, 2016
Program Begins
January 25, 2016
June 2016

Technology Showcase 

The Technology Showcase will be held in The DuBignon Room, which you will find conveniently located near the presentation rooms.

Technology Showcase Hours
Monday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Refreshment Breaks
Monday & Tuesday - 9:45 am & 1:45 pm

The Distance Learning Administration conference gives you the unique opportunity to present your company’s distance-learning related products or services to a specific audience made up of distance learning administrators, directors, university deans, vice-presidents, and related purchasers. This is a very cost effective way to communicate your message and make an impact at the conference.

There are also special sponsorship opportunities available for exhibitors who want to maximize their visibility and create a unique impact at the conference (see Sponsorship information below).  It is because of our sponsors that our conference is consistently successful and often cited as the "favorite conference" of many distance education leaders.

There were approximately 230 attendees at DLA2014, representing higher education, P-12 schools, business organizations. Attendees were from 30 states and three countries. More than half are in administrative,
decision-making positions.

Dean, Director, President, VP: 62%
Professor, Teacher, Trainer: 16%
Manager, Coordinator: 41%
Instructional Designer/ Media: 14%
Student: 1%
Other: 8%

Exhibit Space
A maximum of 10 Exhibitors will be accepted at DLA2015. The exhibits will be in the DuBignon Room of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Refreshment breaks during the day will be served in this area.

- All spaces are 8’x10’.
- Draped 6’ table and two chairs
- Electrical outlets
- Wireless internet access
- Conference registration (including meals) for one person
- Conference registration and meals for an additional person at the discounted rate of $100
- Listing on conference website and in program

45-Minute Presentation
All exhibitors who reserve and pay for their space by February 27, 2015 will also be entitled to present a 45-minute session during the scheduled conference concurrent sessions. These will be scheduled throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday.

$500 includes exhibit space and one conference registration. One additional person may attend for $100.

Tentative Exhibit Hours & Details
Monday, June 29: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, June 30: 9:30 am- 4:00 pm

The DuBignon Room is conveniently located outside the entrances of the meeting rooms. Refreshment breaks for conference attendees will be held in these rooms between meetings.

Space is first-come, first-served, and the final deadline is February 27, 2015. All payments must be received by this time.

Installation and Dismantling of Exhibits
Exhibitors may begin installation Sunday, June 28 at 6 pm, or at 7 am on Monday, June 29. Move in must be complete and all shipping materials removed by 9:15 am on June 29. Dismantling may begin at 4 pm on Tuesday, June 30, and must be complete by 6 pm.

Shipping and Service Contractor
Exhibitor agrees to ship at their own risk and expense all articles to be exhibited. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel must be notified in advance of shipping arrangements to ensure proper acceptance of these items. Any items shipped should be sent to the attention of the Catering Department and should include the name of the organization (DLA2015), the meeting planner (Dawn Senfeld), and the date of arrival. All shipments should be shipped to the Hotel no sooner than 10 days prior to the exhibit installation.

Booth Design
Displays should be confined to the limits of the exhibitor’s assigned space. Signs or banners may not be affixed, nailed, or otherwise attached to walls, doors, or the building. Audio-visual devices used are subject to the approval of the conference manager, but are allowed so long as they are operated in such a way as to avoid disturbance or interference with others.

Sales of products and services by exhibitors is permitted.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities (tax-deductible)
We have several exclusive opportunities for exhibitors who want to maximize their visibility and create a unique impact at DLA2015. In addition to the benefits described below, each special sponsor will also be able to select the specific site for their conference booth (first come, first served).

Premiere/Opening Dinner Sponsorship: $5000
- Three months prominent logo placement in Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration (exclusive first time ever offered), and on main page of conference website.
- Opening dinner logo placement on opening slide of every slide presentation of conference director and verbal recognition
- Post dinner introductions and cocktails with key decision makers (approximately 5-10)

Conference Bags: $2100
- Logo on all conference bags

Private Executive Board Breakfast: $1500
- Personal introductions to key attendees and decision makers       (approximately 15)
- Inclusion of logo promotional materials in all conference bags

Proceedings Sponsorship: $1000
- Logo on back of printed conference proceedings

Cracker Barrel: $1000
- Signage and verbal thank-you at very popular conference event
- Personal introductions to key participants at this event

Coffee Break Sponsor, Monday, 9:45 am to 1:45 pm: $500
- Name displayed on poster at coffee breaks

Coffee Break Sponsor, Tuesday, 9:45 am to 1:45 pm: $500
- Name displayed on poster at coffee breaks

DLA Wagner Award Sponsor: $500
There are three categories of Wagner Awards:
1)Innovation in Distance Learning Administration Award
2)Outstanding Instructional Support Award
3)Distance Education Leadership Award

-Each sponsorship includes: Company name listed as sponsor on the DLA website and in the conference program; Company name listed on the award as a sponsor.

Door Prizes:
Please also consider contributing door prizes to be awarded at our Scavenger Hunt and Closing Lunch.

For more information, please email Karen Lingrell or call 678-839-5278.