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Join us for the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, April 22-24, 2015 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX
CFP will open October 1, 2014

Check out the Conference Wrap-up pages from the 2014 conference. 

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Watch the Keynote Address
Reclaim Learning: A Domain of One's Own
Keynoter Jim Groom, University of Mary Washington, shares innovations that support the ethos of open environments for online teaching and learning. 

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Jim Groom, University of Mary Washington, to deliver Keynote Address

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22st Annual OLC International Conference
November 16-18, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort

OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
April 20-22, 2016 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

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Discounted Dallas Mavericks Tickets | DALLAS: Big Things Happen Here | What Else Can I Do in Texas?


Discounted Dallas Mavericks Tickets for Sloan-C Conference Attendees!

Staying the weekend and looking for a fun event? Come out and cheer on the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center, as they take on the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, April 12th at 7:30 p.m.. Secure your discounted tickets today by logging onto on.mavs.com/mavs13 (no www or http needed) and selecting the Phoenix Suns game on 4/12. The Special Offer Code is mavs13. If you have any questions or prefer to order tickets by phone, please contact Deanna Rothberg at (214) 658-7120 or by email at Deanna.Rothberg@dallasmavs.com.  (Discounted tickets subject to availability.)


DALLAS: Big Things Happen Here

It’s more than a business mecca. It’s not just a Fortune 500 hotbed. It’s also a professional sports hub. An arts and culture pacesetter. A culinary capital and a shopping destination. Dallas has much to love.

10 Big Dallas Experiences

A map of all the experiences listed below

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1Find Culture in The Dallas Arts District: A mix of performing and visual arts institutions, the district spans 19 blocks making it the nation’s largest urban arts district. Grab a bite from one of the food trucks and enjoy the outdoor sculptures. http://www.thedallasartsdistrict.org/ Including the Crow Collection of Asian Art http://www.crowcollection.com/.

For Maps/Parking/Transportation follow this link: http://www.thedallasartsdistrict.org/visit/directions

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Walk Icon2Enjoy Klyde Warren Park: Picnic-worthy lawn? Check. Playground for the kiddos? Check. Place for the pooch? Check. The brand-new park bordering the Dallas Arts District is an urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway! http://www.klydewarrenpark.org/

 3Geo-Deck Observation Deck at Reunion Tower: Get a glimpse into the history, events and people that made the city what it is. Aerial views of the city, interactive pop ups and photos give you an insider’s view of Dallas and its neighborhoods. On a clear day, you can see Fort Worth, 32 miles to the west. Enjoy the lounge at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck – making one revolution per hour for a 360-degree view. The observation deck level is at 470- feet, while the restaurant name provides a clue for the total height of the tower! http://www.reuniontower.com/geo-deck/tower-experience

 4 Shop the Downtown Flagship Neiman Marcus. Style arbiter and luxury purveyor Neiman Marcus elevated shopping from an everyday errand to an experience. Visit the iconic flagship store which opened in 1907. http://www.neimanmarcus.com/stores/store.jsp?storeId=01/DT Highland Park Village, the premier shopping experience of Dallas, was designated a National Historic Landmark. Its boutiques and Spanish architecture still wow – located a short drive away in Highland Park. http://hpvillage.com/shopdine

Walk Icon5Tour The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago, but his life and legacy still fascinate. The museum, housed in the building where a sniper’s nest and rifle were found, presents an impartial view of the tragic piece of Dallas history. http://www.jfk.org/ The museum is open daily – hours Tuesday-Sunday: 10am to 6pm. The last tickets are sold at 5:15pm. You may purchase tickets online in advance for your convenience. We encourage you to come in to Dallas a little early and visit on Tuesday, or visit after things wrap up on Friday.
Walk Icon6 Pioneer Plaza in the Convention Center District of downtown Dallas is a must see. Situated in the intersection of Young and Griffin streets, the large sculpture commemorates nineteenth century cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail until the Chisolm Trail opened and siphoned off most of the traffic in 1867. The 70 bronze steers and 3 trail riders sculptures were created by artist Robert Summers. Each steer is larger-than-life at six feet high. Native landscaping with a flowing stream and waterfall help create a dramatic effect. http://www.visitdallas.com/listings/Pioneer-Plaza/6851/

 7Marvel at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science: Dallas’ new gem features 11 permanent exhibits, including a children’s museum and universe hall, while adults are invited to after-hours Social Science programs, complete with hands-on experiments and cocktails. Located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas. It’s a World of Wonder! http://www.perotmuseum.org/
 8Taste our Gourmet Fare: Or maybe some not-so-gourmet fare… Food Trucks are in the Dallas Arts District! Click here to see food truck news and schedules: http://www.thedallasartsdistrict.org/visit/food-trucks-in-the-district If you care to venture a little further, Grapevine, TX is just 20 miles NW of downtown Dallas near the north approach to DFW airport, offering a journey to bygone days – a destination for wine, shopping, entertainment, dining and galleries. A dozen wineries and tasting rooms await you in the historic area of downtown Grapevine. You can even make your own batch, complete with personalized labels! http://www.downtowngrapevinetexas.com/wineries.aspx or http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/
 9 Visit George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum: On the campus of Southern Methodist University, Laura Bush’s alma mater, the state-of-the-art research center and museum features archives and personal artifacts from the Bush administration. http://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/
 10 Cheer on the Biggest Names in Sports: in 2011, Sporting News ranked Dallas the No. 1 city for sports. With five professional teams – the Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, Rangers and the FC Dallas soccer team – and stellar venues like the behemoth Cowboys Stadium and the American Airlines Center, Dallas sports fans and visitors always have something to cheer for. AT&T Stadium Tours (Texas Stadium – home of the Cowboys)- http://www.attstadium.com/tours/
 Want to catch a game? http://www.americanairlinescenter.com/events-and-tickets/calendar.php?view=month&month=4&year=2014
Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, April 10 at 7pm
Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues on Friday, April 11 at 7:30pm


What Else Can I Do in Texas?

  • Scoot Your Boots at Cowboys Red River: Whether your boots just came out of the box or the barn, you’ll have a good time two-stepping around Cowboy’s dance floor. Relax – they offer lessons. Experience a real Texas Honky Tonk -enjoy a drink and then test your mettle on the mechanical bull.


  • Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth – The World’s Largest Honky Tonk: located in the historic Forth Worth Stockyards, Billy Bob’s is home to multiple dance floors, musical stages, arcade games and billiards tables – and a small indoor rodeo arena. Live bull riding is available on Fridays and Saturdays. Billy Bobs’ Honky Tonk Kitchen serves up selections ranging from Smoked Brisket and Fire Braised Ribs to their signature Quail Sliders. Y’all enjoy.


  • Possible private tour of book repository/museum (suggested by Jane Moore) – option along with dine along (west end restaurants)



  • Southfork Ranch – are you a true “Dallas” fan? Do you remember who shot JR? For thirteen years, television sets were tuned into 356 episodes of “Dallas”, one of the longest running TV series in history. Now you can visit this famous Texas ranch and re-live exciting moments from the series in the “Dallas Legends” exhibit, featuring an exciting array of memorabilia from the series. See the gun that shot JR, Lucy’s Wedding Dress, the “Dallas” Family Tree, and Jock’s Lincoln Continental. Tours depart the Visitor’s Center approximately every 30-45 minutes every day from 9 – 5. The last guided tour of the day begins at 4:30pm.

April 3-13, 2014

Various Locations, Dallas

April 5-May 26, 2014 (weekends) & Memorial Day

Cultural, Food, Music, Entertainment

April 10-13, 2014

Main Street, Fort Worth
Arts, Food, Entertainment, Kid Activities

Dallas Weather:
April 9-11
Average: 75*hi – 54*lo

Precipitation in April:
Dallas April Average Precipitation