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Mark Your Calendar for #DES21


Friday, September 24, 2021
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Save the date for the 10th annual Digital Education Summit, a free, virtual, one-day teaching and learning event promoting best practices and methodologies for online educators in K-12 and higher education.

At #DES21, you'll hear from a diverse group of thinkers, doers, faculty peers, and education professionals in a series of breakout sessions and hands-on workshops, and leave with proven methods and techniques for more effective teaching in the digital environment.

As more students enter the world of online and hybrid education, the need for ADA compliance becomes a stronger imperative. While accessibility has been a long-time focus and concern in online courses, the recent shift to an increasing number of online offerings calls for renewed attention.

With this in mind, we are pleased to announce Chad E. Foster as the keynote speaker for #DES21. Mr. Foster lends a unique perspective to the discussion. As the first blind graduate of the Harvard Business School leadership program, Mr. Foster did what Oracle said could not be done--he built a software solution that created job opportunities for hundreds of millions of people. Don't miss this engaging keynote speaker!

Enjoy the keynote event as well as other engaging sessions across this year's conference tracks, including Online and Hybrid Higher Education, K-12 Digital Education, and Assessment in the Digital Environment.

Want to present at DES? Help advance online teaching and learning by sharing your story and lessons learned. The call for presenters closes on Friday, July 30. Visit for more information.


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If you have any questions or think we can do better in any of our efforts, please reach out to our #DES21 Planning Team at Check out for more details and complete conference schedule.