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The ELI Annual Meeting will be held face-to-face in Anaheim, and online, February 9-11, 2015. This year's meeting is organized around six themes, or content anchors. The top six themes are: assessment of student learning; online and blended teaching and learning; faculty development; working with emerging technology, future models, and academic transformation; learning analytics; and evaluating technology-based instructional innovations.

NewComer's Orientation Session

To help you prepare for and make the most of your conference experience, take part in the Newcomer's Orientation in Anaheim. 

  • Date/Time: Monday, February 9, from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. (PT)

Face-to-Face Meeting Activities

Monday Welcome Reception: One of the most valuable aspects of this conference is the opportunity to connect face-to-face with fellow attendees. Join us for the Monday Welcome Reception from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (PT), where you can relax over food and drinks and get to know your colleagues.

CIO and Executive Academic Technology Leader Roundtable: Leading transformation in teaching and learning requires a community. Please join the ELI CIO and Executive Academic Technology Leader Roundtable.Higher education continues to experience a complex and dramatic evolution, especially in the domain of teaching and learning. IT remains the strategic enabler of this transformational change, making CIOs and other senior academic technology leaders critical stakeholders and proponents of innovation. Both the challenges and opportunities are many in this complex endeavor. Join your colleagues in Anaheim for a dynamic open discussion forum on some of the most pressing opportunities and challenges in teaching and learning.

  • Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
  • Time: 9:15–11:30 a.m.
While you’re at the meeting, we hope you’ll fully engage in the program and with the community. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore IT’s role in teaching and learning.

Leadership Seminar:  The Leadership Seminar is designed as a deeper learning session threaded throughout the meeting program. Participants will meet, share with, and learn from a cohort of peers from a wide range of positions supporting teaching and learning from different types of higher education institutions. Separate registration is required. Learn more>


Virtual meeting Participant guide

The Virtual Meeting Center Guide will give you tips on how to best use all spaces.

  • This guide and video tutorial will be posted in January.

Technical Requirements

View the technical requirements page to confirm you have the appropriate equipment and software installed on the computer you plan to use.

Virtual Meeting Resources

Virtual Meeting Center: Open Tuesday, February 3 through May 5, 2015.

All sessions, a networking lounge, ELI Central, and the digital poster gallery will be available. The virtual meeting center login page will be available on February 3.

Team Participation: To make it easy to host the virtual meeting, please see our Campus Team Resources page.





Session Types

Session Type

Preconference Seminars: ELI preconference seminars are held on Monday, February 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT, face-to-face in Anaheim, or 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MT, online via Adobe Connect. Attendees pay an additional fee to attend preconference seminars.

General Sessions: These sessions feature experts in teaching and learning and are professionally streamed live for online conference attendees and are available on demand for post session access for face-to-face registrants.

Featured Sessions: These sessions are offered during the program and highlight speakers with expertise on a variety of topics. These sessions are professionally streamed live for online conference attendees and are available on demand for post session access for face-to-face registrants.

Poster Sessions and the Digital Poster Gallery (Coming Soon): These sessions, with a synchronous face-to-face session as well as an online digital poster gallery, offer the opportunity to share campus experiences through informal, interactive, brief presentations focused on effective practices, research findings, or technical solutions.

Interactive Presentation Sessions: These sessions are 45 minutes long; presenters are asked to allocate at least 15 to 20 minutes to engage the audience and are opportunities to present in detail on a project.

TED-Style Sessions: These sessions provide 15-minutes for each talk.  Most will be grouped and followed by a 15-minute question/discussion period. Sessions may be held in the model learning space or in other conference spaces and are highly visible and highlight pioneering practices by giving institutions a spotlighted venue with condensed presentation time.


Exclusive Online Sessions:  These interactive sessions with experts on current topics are exclusively available live and on demand for the online audience for 90 days then published in the conference proceedings.


Thank You

The ELI Annual Meeting is informed, planned, and organized by the ELI Annual Meeting 2015 Program Committee members who are engaged, passionate, and experienced in the selected theme.


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