IDD@UGA: Conference for Instructional Designers and Learning Professionals

Instructional Design and Development students posing in front of projects

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[Brief reflection/acknowledgements on IDD@UGA 2014 from conference chair Greg Clinton’s blog]

– LOOK AHEAD WITH US to IDD@UGA 2015: August 21-22 in Athens at the UGA Hotel & Conference Center!
Keynotes from Tom Kuhlman of Articulate Global and Dr. Keith Bailey, Director of the UGA Office of Online Learning
2015 Call for Proposals Now Active! Deadline is June 15:
Friday Morning Workshops include: Presentation & Interviewing Skills; Articulate Storyline; Digital Video; Instructional Design Essentials –

2014 Location
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Road NW
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

This two-day professional conference is designed to showcase innovative Instructional Design and development (IDD) projects and digital learning for adult professional education including corporate, industry, government, professional continuing education (e.g., medical), and higher education. Presentations will include practical, hands-on learning experiences that can immediately be applied to improve job performance as well as specific examples of client-based projects for real-world application. This is a low-cost, high-value event that will be rich in content and in meaningful networking with established leaders. The event also serves as an annual orientation and professional networking event for UGA IDD students.

Featured Speakers
Dr. Bill Rankin, Director of Learning at Apple, Inc.BillRankincropped
As Apple’s Director of Learning, Bill Rankin is engaged with educators and learning professionals around the world in the work of promoting and enhancing innovative teaching and learning. Formerly of Abilene Christian University, he has received numerous awards for teaching and has presented on the implications of mobility and emerging educational technologies in more than 25 countries.

mikelawphoto2Dr. Mike Law, Senior Manager of Learning Design, The Home Depot;
President, International Society for Performance Improvement, Atlanta
Chapter (ISPI-Atlanta)
Mike Law has been with The Home Depot for nearly 17 years and has overseen significant improvements in the technology and business impact of the company’s eLearning and other technology-based learning and performance solutions.

watson_eddie_croppedDr. Eddie Watson, Director, University of Georgia Center for Teaching
and Learning (CTL)
Eddie Watson is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia where he leads UGA efforts in faculty development, learning technologies, and many other initiatives and activities. He has been involved in adult learning and instructional design in myriad contexts, primarily in higher education.
Learning, Design, and Technology Program
Department of Career and Information Studies

REGISTRATION OPEN!Instructional Design and Development student posing with project
IDD/LDT program participants receive complimentary conference registration including meals.
Registration is complimentary to faculty, staff, and students of UGA except for a small fee to help cover meals.
Non-UGA attendees must pay regular registration cost.
See details at:

Contact for more information:
Melanie Baer: or 706.542.4556
Beth Massey: or 706.542.8799

HAVE IDEAS TO SHARE? SUBMIT A PROPOSAL! Now active for 2015 – deadline is June 15
See details and submit your proposal at:

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