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Make plans now to attend...
The 30th International Self-Directed Learning Symposium
February 10-13, 2016
Make plans to attend in Cocoa Beach, Florida, at the Courtyard by Marriott.
Download the 2016 SDL Symposium flyer here to share with your colleagues, friends, students--or post a few printed copies at professional conferences to spread the word!.
The 2016 Symposium will be exceptional, as we celebrate our 30th year. All of the 1986 presenters are being invited, as well as all of the Malcolm Knowles Award winners. So far we have positive responses from Jim Bellanca, Naomi Boyer, Ralph Brockett, Bob Bulik, Philippe Carre, Gary Confessore, Richard Durr, the Guglielminos, Roger Hiemstra, Carol Kasworm, Huey Long, and Mike Ponton – and "possibles" from a number of others.
There will be a special salute to Huey Long, who founded the symposium in 1986, and Meet the Authors rotating roundtables so you can have the opportunity of small-group conversations with the First Presenters and MKA winners. Based on suggestions from last years' participants, we will also have Best Practices Roundtables by area – all of this in addition to an exciting opening session, hopefully with the cooperation of NASA. As Huey Long quipped, "The 2016 SDL Symposium will be Out of This World!"
This year you are being invited to bring a meaningful item to place in a time capsule that we plan to open at the 40th Symposium. In a general session or at the dinner, we will accept the items and give you a chance to say a few words about your contribution. Don't miss all the learning, all the great colleagues, and all the fun!!!
To view pictures from previous symposia and an invitation to attend,
To see the 2015 symposium program click here.
(The 2016 draft program will be posted in late November)
2016 Symposium Registration
To register for the symposium, click on Symposium Registration in the menu on the left. Email Naomi Boyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (863-667-7022) with any questions.
2016 Scholarship Application
The International Society for Self-Directed Learning will award eight full scholarships at $150.00 each for full attendance at the 2016 Symposium. The scholarships are funded from the income generated by the Silent Auction at the previous Symposium and donations to the ISSDL. To view the scholarship application, click here.
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.
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