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Events & Learning

Distance Learning Administration 2012
June3-6, 2012
Jekyll Island Club Hotel in Jekyll Island, Georgia

Distance Education
Certificate Program

Registration Begins
April, 2012
Registration Deadline
July 23, 2012
Online program Begins
July 30, 2012

Distance Education
Certified Trainer Program

Registration Begins
April, 2012
Registration Deadline
July 16, 2012
Online program Begins
July 23, 2012

Advanced Technologies for Distance Education Certificate Program
Current Session begins March 12th
Registration Begins
May, 2012
Registration Deadline
August 6, 2012
Online Program Begins
August 13, 2012

Thanks to the
University of West Georgia
for providing this webspace

Editorial Board

Dr. Melanie Clay
University of West Georgia
Melly's DLA Blog

Executive Editor
Dr. Donald Wagner
University of West Georgia

Managing Editor
Ms. Dawn Senfeld
University of West Georgia

Associate Editor
Ms. Robin Stewart
University of West Georgia

Editorial Board
Dr. Mac Adkins
Troy University

David Babb
Georgia Perimeter College Online

Dr. R.-L. Etienne Barnett University of Atlanta (US) Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)

Dr. Michael Beaudoin
University of New England

Mr. R. Thomas Berner
Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Kris Biesinger
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Dr. Beverly L. Bower
Florida State University

Erik Burns
The College of St. Scholastica

Dr. W. Dean Care
University of Manitoba

Dr. Jason G. Caudill
Carson-Newman College

Mr. Matthew N. Clay
University of West Georgia

Dr. Sherry A. Clouser
University of Georgia

Dr. Ken Corley
Appalachian State University

Dr. Micheal Crafton
Clayton State University

Dr. Muhammet Demirbilek
Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey

Dr. Robert N. Diotalevi
Florida Gulf Coast University

Bruce Doney
Mercer University

Ms. Beth Evans
College Library of the City University of New York

Dr. Catherine L. Finnegan Advanced Learning Technologies,
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Dr. Larry V. Flegle
American Military University

Tanacha Gaines
University of West Georgia

Dr. Katy Herbold
Southern Utah University

Mrs. Laurie G. Hillstock
Virginia Tech

Mrs. Cathy Hochanadel

Kaplan University

Dr. Genell Hooper Harris
Southern Utah University

Dr. Scott L. Howell
Brigham Young University

Dr. Jason B. Huett
University of West Georgia

Dr. Thomas J. Hynes
Clayton State University

Dr. Nataliya V. Ivankova
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Sallie J. Johnson
USAF Air University, Air Command and Staff College

Dr. Harold J. Kearsley
Norwich University

Dr. John J. Ketterer
Jacksonville State University

Dr. James W. King
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Sally Kuhlenschmidt
Western Kentucky University

Ms. Elizabeth D. Larzelere M.S.
New York Chiropractic College

Dr. Andrew Leavitt
North Georgia College & State University

Ms. Nancy Lee
University of Nevada

Dr. Elke M. Leeds
Kennesaw State University

Christopher Mathews-Smith M.A.
Georgia Perimeter College Online

Dr. Barbara K. McKenzie
University of West Georgia

Dr. Jennifer McLean
Pennsylvania College of Technology

COL Philip A. McNair (USA, ret.)
American Public University System

Dr. Marc D. Miller
Augusta State University

Dr. Nancy Griffin Mims, Ed.D.
University of West Georgia

Dr. Mary Jo Muratore
University of Missouri - Columbia

Anna Obedkova
University of West Georgia

Dr. Abbot L. Packard
University of West Georgia

Dr. Angie Parker
Northcentral University

Dr. Shawn M. Quilter
Eastern Michigan University

Dr. M. D. Roblyer
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Dr. Ravic P. Ringlaben
University of West Georgia

Dr. Michael Rogers
Advanced Learning Technologies,
Board of Regents of the
University System of Georgia

Dr. Peter J. Shapiro

Director of Creative Learning Services

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Dr. LeAnn McKinzie Thomason
Brownsville, Texas

Mitzi P. Trahan, Ph.D.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Dr. Thomas J. Tobin
DeVry University

Dr. Joann Kroll Wheeler
Texas A & M University

Past OJDLA Editors
Dr. Stephen J. Anspacher
The New School

Ms. Diane M. Burnette
University of Georgia

Dr. Michael Beaudoin
University of New England

Dr. Elizabeth Bennett
University of West Georgia

Janet Gubbins
University of West Georgia

Ms. Tammy Hamm-Ronsisvalle
Synergy Plus Inc.

Dr. Cher C. Hendricks
University of West Georgia

Rayma Harchar, Ed. D.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Dr. Kathleen A. Kraus
State University of New York at New Paltz

Dr. Dwight Laws
Brigham Young University

Dr. George E. Marsh II
The University of Alabama

Dr. Paul F. Merrill
Brigham Young University

Mr. Bob Reese
Reese Consulting Associates, Inc.

Mr. Timothy W. Seid
Earlham School of Religion

Dr. Barbara L. Watkins
University of Kansas

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 150 attendees at DLA2011, 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: 49%
Professor, Teacher, Trainer: 23%
Manager, Coordinator: 15%
Instructional Designer/ Media: 8%
Student Support: 4%
Student: 1%

Exhibit Space
A maximum of 10 Exhibitors will be accepted at DLA2012. 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 March 2 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, Tuesday, and on Wednesday morning.

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

Tentative Exhibit Hours & Details
Monday, June 4: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, June 5: 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 March 16, 2012. All payments must be received by this time.

Installation and Dismantling of Exhibits
Exhibitors may begin installation Sunday, June 3 at 6 pm, or at 7 am on Monday, June 4. Move in must be complete and all shipping materials removed by 9:15 am on June 4. Dismantling may begin at 4 pm on Tuesday, June 4, 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 (DLA2012), 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 DLA2012. 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 Onlne 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 or for an exhibitor contract, please email Stacey Rowland or call 678-839-0632.