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Vancouver, Washington

October 15 & 16, 2020

Join your colleagues in Vancouver, Washington, for the 15th annual Northwest eLearn Conference. Two full days of sessions on eLearning including lightning round presentations, roundtable discussions, and special speakers.


Registration for the 2020 conference will open in March

Registration includes admission to the two-day conference, breakfast and lunch on both conference days, access to all social events, and schwag.

Registration Rates
Type Price
Session Presenter $179
Early Bird
Available until September 18th
Standard $229
Graduate Student* $179
Single Day Rate $135

*This rate is for graduate students who plan to attend both days of the conference. There are a total of 10 graduate student rates available. To get this rate, please email and include “NWeLearn: Grad Student Rates” in your subject. These discounts will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Any one institution can receive up to five (5) graduate student rates until September 1. If any coupons are remaining at that point, they can be purchased for additional students from the same institution.

Call for Proposals

Proposal Submission for the 2020 Conference will open in March

NWeLearn is a unique conference that provides an opportunity for faculty, administrators and instructional designers to come together to discuss best practices, collaborations and ideas in integrating technology in learning. We invite you to share at this year’s conference.

Presentation Types

These 60-minute sessions are primarily in presentation format concluding with some time for questions and answers.

Roundtable sessions involve more discussion than the presentation sessions. Depending on the conference venue setup, these rooms may or may not be setup differently than the presentation sessions. Roundtable discussions will have the same technology setup as the presentation sessions.

These 60-minute sessions are intended for panel presentation format. The participants collaborate and chose to submit a proposal in the panel format on a topic of shared interests. The panel format will allow each presenter a limited time for individual comments followed by audience discussion and interaction.

A Lightning Round session will combine multiple presenters, each giving a fast-paced talk with no interruptions. Lightning round presentations are an opportunity to present an idea that will promote further discussion, sharing, and brainstorming with peers. All lightning round presenters are strongly encouraged to host a roundtable on their topic for the opportunity to engage in a discussion on their topic.

Possible Topics

  • Online teaching and learning
  • Open educational resources and creative commons
  • Accessibility
  • Techniques for better discussions, interaction, group dynamics
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in online classes
  • Best practices in eLearning
  • Emerging trends in eLearning
  • Technical IT topics
  • How-to sessions for WordPress, spreadsheets, and other tools

If Your Proposal is Accepted…

  • Session proposal acceptances will be sent out no later than mid-May.
  • Conference registration fee is discounted for the Primary Presenter only.
  • Primary Presenter is responsible for notifying any co-presenters of the status of the proposal
  • Upload electronic handouts & presentation to our Google Drive folder.

Additional information

Hotel & Travel

The 2020 conference will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington.

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Keynote Speaker: TBD


Conference schedule will be posted in August

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