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Bend, Oregon

October 17 & 18, 2019

Join your colleagues in Bend, Oregon, for the 14th annual Northwest eLearn Conference. Two full days of sessions on eLearning including lightning round presentations, roundtable discussions, and special speakers.


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

Registration Rates
Session Presenter $140
Early Bird
Available until September 22nd
Standard $199
Graduate Student* $120
Single Day Rate $105

*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

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 90 minute sessions are an opportunity for more hands on demonstrations and interactive presentations. Participants will be encouraged to bring their laptops. These may be presentation style or panel style sessions.

These 60-minute sessions are primarily in presentation format concluding with some time for questions and answers. These sessions will be on Thursday and Friday.

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. These sessions will be on Thursday and Friday.

A Lightning Round session will combine multiple presenters, each giving a ten-minute, 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. These sessions will only be on Friday morning.

Roundtable sessions are designed for small group discussion of specialized topics, with the presenter leading the discussion. Typically, several roundtable discussions are scheduled simultaneously in one large room, with no audiovisual use. Presenters of other session types may opt to also lead a roundtable as an opportunity to engage in more 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 2019 conference will be held at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes in downtown Bend, Oregon.

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Room Rates & Reservations

Rooms are $139 per night (or $149 for “Riverview” rooms)

To get this reduced conference rate, all reservations must be made by September 16th, however rooms tend to sell out before that date. We encourage participants to come early and/or stay until Saturday (at the same conference rate) for additional networking events and sponsor sessions.


Redmond RDM Airport – 20 minutes from hotel (RDM Airport Shuttle)

Portland PDX Airport – 3 hours from hotel (PDX-Bend Shuttle)


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Schedule TBA by July 1st

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