Monday, October 18, 2010

2011 TxDLA Call for Proposals

Call For Proposals Now Open for the Texas Distance Learning Association's 14th Annual Conference!!

Do you have awesome ideas and best practices in distance learning that you would like to share with others? Submit a proposal by November 30, 2010, and you could be a presenter at the 14th Annual Texas Distance Learning Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas!

The call for proposals is now open for TxDLA's Annual Conference. This year's conference is scheduled for April 20-23, 2011 and will include half and full day pre-conference sessions along with world class speakers and general sessions designed to instruct and motivate. The conference theme for 2011 is "A Confluence of Cultures, A Distance Learning Fiesta."Anyone involved in the field of distance education, including administrators, business/industry professionals, corporate trainers, faculty, government agency employees, graduate students, healthcare professionals, higher education employees, K-12 educators, military employees, support staff, vocational/technical educators, and other interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit proposals for presentation. Organized, well-delivered presentations covering topics of practical value to attendees' day-to-day work are desired. Reviewers look for clear descriptions, and considerable weight is given to proposals that specify session learning objectives and describe how content will be valuable to attendees.

Proposals may be submitted for presentation in a 50-minute breakout session, an 80-minute hands-on session, an educator showcase, or a vendor showcase format. Proposals must include all of the following sections found in the online form. Proposals that do not include all sections will not be considered.

  • Contact Information
  • Co-presenter Information
  • Preferred Session Title
  • Presenter Abstract
  • Presentation Proposal (Summary & Expected Outcomes)
  • A/V Requests
  • Preferred Audience
For more information on submission guidelines, presentation formats, and conference tracks, please visit the TxDLA 2011 Conference website at Proposals should be submitted using the online proposal application located under the Presenters link on the conference website. If you have any questions regarding the CFP, please contact the conference program chair, Oscar Hernández, at