Conference Sessions Schedule
Conference Sessions Descriptions & Bios
Exhibitor Sessions Schedule
Exhibitor Sessions Descriptions & Bios
We are very excited to announce details for the PA/DE/NJ Distance Learning Association's 14th Annual Conference & Expo to be held on December 20, 2016 at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. Whether you are in Corporate or Non-Profit training, or Higher Ed or K-12 teaching, this event brings together your regional colleagues who are making an impact on how we learn.
The year's event features a deep dive into Learning Technologies and Learning Methodologies via:
- 20+ concurrent presentations
- Hardware & software vendor product demos
- Expo Hall Exhibitors
- Exhibitor Prize Treasure Hunt
- Printed Conference Guide
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks
- AND MUCH MORE!
PLUS this year's conference will feature our first ever "Inside the Actor's Studio" interview keynote by Jim Scherrer, founding Director of the Philly-based Compuseum, and Bill Mauchly, the son of one of the inventor's of Philly's own first computer, the ENIAC.
Long before Silicon Valley, Philly was the hub of vacuum tube electronics and the birthplace of the first general-purpose electronic computer, the ENIAC. That giant machine was the big bang that started the information age and the digital revolution. The ENIAC’s inventors, Eckert and Mauchly, also launched the first computer startup and bootstrapped software as a business, right here in PHILLY!.
Jim Scherrer will interview Bill Mauchly to bring a personal perspective to Philly’s little known computer history, a fascinating story of inspiration, innovation, and a little intrigue. In a far-ranging conversation, they will revisit some of trials and tribulations surrounding the computer itself and an interesting childhood in perhaps the first family of computing, the Mauchly's.