Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn Inc.

April 30, 2009 16:28 ET

FUSION 2009 Set to Lead the Way in Users' Conferences

SYNOPSIS: Desire2Learn Users' Conference to feature prominent keynotes, activities at renowned landmarks and opportunities to build international networks

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO and MINNEAPOLIS-SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2009) - Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn) a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, has announced today that Ian Jukes will be a featured keynote at the Sixth Annual Users' Conference, FUSION 2009 - The Art of Learning, July 13-17, 2009 in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota. He will join Michael Wesch, who is providing the opening keynote address.

Mr. Jukes has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor and sought-after keynote speaker. He is currently the Director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international consulting group that provides leadership and program development in the areas of assessment and evaluation, strategic alignment, curriculum design and publication, professional development, planning, change management, hardware and software acquisition, information services, customized research, media services and online training. He will speak on "Understanding Digital Kids."

Over two and a half days, in addition to the keynote addresses, the hundreds of anticipated attendees from Europe, Asia, Australia, the United States and Canada, will find plenty of opportunities to build networks, exchange ideas, learn best practices, interact with Desire2Learn executives and staff as well as attend more than 140 educator and Desire2Learn led sessions. The Desire2Learn Executive Program - The Art of Leadership and Learning kicks off the conference, providing senior industry executives, decision-makers, government officials and visionaries an occasion to exchange information, improve communications and build partnerships to enhance teaching and learning as well as address the issues facing all facets of education.

"FUSION is the largest Desire2Learn client event of the year. This event is designed by Desire2Learn clients to provide a forum for sharing the latest thinking in online learning and collaborating amongst each other to share best in class practices," said John McLeod, Director of Marketing, Desire2Learn. "It is a very cost-effective opportunity for training and professional development."

Reflection and sharing will be enabled through Desire2Learn ePortfolio. Each FUSION attendee will receive a Desire2Learn ePortfolio while at FUSION to share their learning journey at the conference, reflect on their learnings and take the knowledge, ideas and insights back to share with their peers and colleagues.

Networking events, at several of Minneapolis-Saint Paul's renowned art, science and historical landmarks, are also planned ensuring that participants are able to partake in the many splendors of the twin cities.

The Early Bird II deadline is May 18. To register, visit http://www.desire2learn.com/Fusion/registration.

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada with personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com, call 1.888.772.0325 or 1.519.772.0325.

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