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iFEST 2022 Conference

iFEST 2022 is the premier conference on Distributed Learning, bringing together thought leaders, innovators, and senior officials from government, industry, and academia to share the latest challenges, innovations, and opportunities for collaboration. If you have a role or interest in education and training modernization, you'll want to be part of iFEST 2022.

View the 2021 iFEST program overview here.

The iFEST 2022 theme – “New Paradigm of Learning: Partner and Prevail” – highlights the value of working together to build the DoD’s future learning ecosystem. In today’s connected world, projects that achieve enterprise-level interoperability and widespread adoption depend on building or attracting partnerships.

Join us at iFEST 2022 to explore opportunities across agencies, and with academic, corporate, and international partners.

Click the links for the 2021 iFest Program, Agenda, and Speaker List.

The iFEST 2022 Call for Ideas is now open!  Submit your ideas here.

Zoomtopia 2021 - Beyond Meetings: Expanding Utilization for Government

Zoomtopia:  A Virtual Experience will be an online conference powered by ZoomEvents

Register today!  Zoomtopia 2021, the annual celebration of our customers, takes place virtually September 13-14, and we’d love to “see you” there!  This year’s theme – The Imaginarium – highlights all the ways you’ve used Zoom to embrace change, enable hybrid workforces, and continue to grow your business in the face of immense challenges.  We’ll also take a moment at Zoomtopia 2021 to celebrate Zoom’s 10-year anniversary!  Tune in for additional happy surprises as we reflect on a decade of innovation and delivering happiness, and how we’ll use what we’ve learned to create the future of communications.  We invite you to join us and other Zoom customers, partners, analysts, and more to Zoomtopia 2021 to network with peers, mingle with experts, and see the latest updates to the platform powering businesses of the future!

Beyond Meetings: Expanding Utilization for Government
Tuesday September 14, 2021
12:30 - 01:00 PM EST

In a post-pandemic world, collaborative meetings scratch the surface of what is possible - government agencies are using Zoom for mission-critical communications. The opportunities for increased utilization are endless, from effective training to command and control emergency response. Judicial, corrections and public safety applications are increasing at a rapid pace. Many governments are continuing to improve citizen engagement and create more efficient services. This panel discussion will include industry experts from careers of dedicated public service with the FGDLA and various government leadership positions.


Russ Colbert - Zoom and FGDLA
Dr. Jolly Holden, Ed.D. - American InterContinental University and FGDLA
Dr. Carla Lane, Ed.D. - Capella University and FGDLA
Dr. Philip Westfall, Ph.D. - US Department of the Air Force and FGDLA

Zoomtopia Trailer: Beyond Meetings: Expanding Utilization for Government

Sneak peek into this outstanding session and speakers!

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iFEST 2021 Online Conference

The 2021 iFest, in collaboration with the National Training & Simulation Association and the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, will be an Online Conference, Virtual Meeting, August 31-September 2, 2021.  The theme for this year's conference is Learning and Thriving in the New Normal​. There is no Registration fee for Federal Government employees.​

View the 2021 iFEST program here.

A year of dramatic shifts in online education and training have made iFEST 2021 a must-participate conference for the distributed learning community. iFEST brings together senior officials and innovators from government, industry, and academia for this three-day online conference to discuss new solutions for the new normal. If you have a role or interest in education and training modernization, you'll want to be part of iFEST 2021.

Click the links for the 2020 iFest Program, Agenda, and Proceedings.

2021 USDLA National Conference

USDLA National Conference 2021 is now USDLA Member Giveback Week.  While this is not the formal USDLA Conference, it will resemble the outline from last years’ virtual conference with a kickoff party the evening of Tuesday October 5th featuring some on-line musical entertainment and a kickoff address by the USDLA executive committee.  On Wednesday and Thursday we will have some public-policy related material available to our members with Friday focusing on the public policy address by Dr. Lori Williams. This will be a great week and all Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday sessions are free to all USDLA members with an active membership.

The events planned for the week of October 4th will be live sessions, free of charge, for all current USDLA members.  View the USDLA 2021 Member Giveback Week Schedule.

View 2020 USDLA National Conference Program.

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