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The 30th International Self-Directed Learning Symposium

February 10-13, 2016

Make plans to attend in Cocoa Beach, Florida, at the Courtyard by Marriott.



"The Symposium was a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the major researchers in self-directed learning. I think it should be on a ‘must attend’ list for any student, practitioner, or faculty member interested in this line of research".

"The value of the SDL Symposium for me is that we talk across boundaries and form a true learning community".


2016 Symposium Registration

To register for the symposium, click on Symposium Registration in the menu on the left. Email Naomi Boyer ( or call (863-667-7022) with any questions.


Hotel Reservations for the 2016 Symposium

We have held rooms for attendees at the conference hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, Cocoa Beach and at the Hampton Inn, immediately adjacent to the Marriott. The rooms will be held at a special rate of $129.00 per night until January 18 or until the reserved rooms are all booked. It’s a great time to be in Cocoa, and often the hotel is fully booked and rates soar, so be sure to book early.

Marriott Courtyard:
Book your group rate for the 30th Int'l Self-Directed Learning Symposium

Hampton Inn:
Book your group rate for the 30th Int'l Self-Directed Learning Symposium


Call for Papers

Proposals are due by October 15, 2015

Click here for detailed instructions. Address inquiries to Lucy M. Guglielmino (


To view pictures from previous symposia and an invitation to attend,
click SDL Scroll on the left menu.

To see the 2015 symposium program click here.


Please direct all inquiries about the Symposium to:


Journal Guidelines:
For those preparing manuscripts for the new International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, to obtain the Manuscript Submission Guidelines - click here. It is advised that you use these guidelines in preparing Symposium papers as well if you are planning to submit for publication.

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