The Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning is a professional association for anyone engaged in or interested in distance education. The goal of the organization is to provide professional development opportunities as well as opportunities for collegiality and interaction. One of the main ways we fulfill our mission is through the ADEIL annual conference.



We are excited to announce our 28th annual conference

United Together: Enhancing the Quality of Online Learning

This year’s conference will take place on October 16, 2020. Due to COVID, the conference will be a virtual conference. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Craig Swenson, President of Ashford University. 


Call for Conference Proposals
Showcase your cutting-edge strategies, research, learning designs, technology tools, and ability to connect with students by presenting at ADEIL’s 28th Annual Conference. Share your knowledge with colleagues and peers to connect creatively, building your network of skilled professionals and educators! We’re looking for quality presentations for all levels (basic through advanced) from you, the experts in distance education and independent (asynchronous) learning.
Submission Deadline: September 4, 2020


Call for Presentations & Nominations

The presentation and nomination period is now open for the following ADEIL awards:

  • High School Course Showcase & Award
  • College Course Showcase & Award
  • Research Award
  • Excellence in Support Service Award

Preferred Submission Deadline: 11:59pm (CST) September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: 11:59pm (CST) September 15, 2020

For more information, see the awards section of this website.