Conference Program

IDD@UGA Professional Conference

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Orientation session is scheduled for Saturday 8/19 at 4:00 PM, Room D

[Full Conference Program PDF – IDD@UGA 2017]

IDD@UGA: Conference for Instructional Designers and Learning Professionals
August 18-19, 2017
University of Georgia Hotel & Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602-3603

Instructional Design and Development project showcase images - two students posing next to projects


Tentative Conference Program Outline:

DAY 1 (Friday, August 18, 2017)

Morning – Registration begins before pre-conference workshop starts

9:00 AM-Noon – Fee-based, pre-conference workshops

 Available Workshops (for more details please see the Workshops page):

Instructional Design: Essentials for Success – Dr. Rob Branch, Department Head and faculty member, Learning, Design, & Technology program, UGA Department of Career & Information Studies – Room C
Quick Video Production for eLearning Projects – Ron Braxley, UGA College of Education – Room E
Introduction to Articulate Storyline 360 – Dan Richards, Interactive Advantage – Room B
Get Your Game On! Putting Gamified Learning to Work in Organizational Settings – Stephen Balfour & Karah Hagins, UGA Office of Online Learning – Room D

12:00 Noon – Lunch On Your Own

  • Pre-Conference Workshops

12:00 Noon – Lunch On Your Own

1:00-2:30 PM – Opening Ceremony – Keynote: Real-world Collaboration at Turner, Inc.: Instructional Design, Organizational Development, and Business – Jennifer Williams, Stacey Rivers, and Carolyn Dickerson – Turner, Inc. and Global Technology Organization – Masters Hall

2:30-3:00 PM – Networking Break

3:00-4:00 PM –  Concurrent Sessions 1 

Panel: A Day in the Life of a Professional Instructional Designer – Masters Hall
– Greg Clinton (moderator), Carla Kaiser, David Newborne, & Kristi Candler
Performance Support at AT&T University – Room C
– Saif Altalib
Turning Magic Performance into a Method to Inspire Creativity – Room D
– Tong Li & Larry McCalla
“Breakout of a Rut: Training is Gaming” – Room J
– Cheryl Despathy & Lexi Fields

  • 4:15-5:15 PM – Concurrent Sessions 2

A Design Frame for Alternative Learning Spaces – Masters Hall
– Tim Boileau
Zspace: Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Classroom – Room C
– Stewart Rodeheaver
Applying Cognitive Principles for Effective Online Learning – Room D
– Stephen Balfour
Tools to Create On-Demand Training – Room J
– Tracy Arner & Zackery Howington

5:30-6:15 PM – IDD ALUMNI & CURRENT STUDENT RECEPTION with cash bar (alumni, current students, and all guests invited!) – Magnolia Ballroom

6:15 PM – DINNER with LIVE MUSIC from within the ranks of IDD! (for all conference attenders;  included with registration) – Magnolia Ballroom



DAY 2 (Saturday, August 19, 2017)

8:45-10:00 AM – Introduction and Keynote – Beyond Content: Reorienting Educational Technology – Brad Hokanson, University of Minnesota – Masters Hall

10:15-11:15 AM – Concurrent Sessions 3 

Pull the Animated Video Lever for more Engaging eLearning! – Masters Hall
– Robb Bingham
World Cafe – Room C
– Brad Hokanson
Activities and Methods for Designing, Iterating, and Refining Constructivist Learning Environments – Room D
– Larry McCalla & Tong Li
Do You Consider People’s Subjectivities When You Design? – Room J
– Lloyd Rieber

11:30-1:30 – Buffet Lunch followed by Project Demonstrations – Magnolia Ballroom
(11:30-12:30 lunch; 12:30-1:30 Project Demonstrations)


Communicate Using English in Schools (CUES)
Jalonna Kearney, Adeline Anyidoho, & Adriana Valencia

Fluid Tonicity Project
Lana Kempton, Jeremy Worsham, & Sam Cook

Maker E-Learning Project
Tim Cone, Kristen Mitchell, & Tony Blasucci


Parents’ Involvement Brings Improvement
Melanie Blackman

How to Implement Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in the Classroom
Frankie Robinson Buttrill

Introduction to Professional Branding – An Online Short Course for Students Beginning Their First Professional Internship
Jill Jinks  with Justin Naujokas

Plastics Kill – a Public Service Announcement (PSA)
Christine Robertson

Tracks in the Sand – Identifying Sea Turtle Tracks by Species
Christine Robertson

Public Service Announcement (PSA) – Give It a Rest!
Rachel Stuart

Introduction to Grammar
Rachel Stuart

Camera Quick Start Guide for Field Use
Matthew Whittlesey

1:45-2:45 PM – Concurrent Sessions 4 

Project Management for Instructional Design Success – Masters Hall
– Bruce Ralston, Kristi Candler, & Kersa Potts
Who Are You Designing For? – Room C
– JP Murrell
Designing for Real-Time Results – Room D
– Brandy Walker, Jimmy Lin, & Tong Li
“Flipping” an Online Course Using Interactive Video Conferencing – Room J
– Nancy Knapp

3:00-3:30 PM – Conference Wrap-up and Reflection – Masters Hall
– Greg Clinton & Brad Hokanson

Conference ends at 3:30 pm.


[4:00-5:30 PM –  IDD Program – Session for New Students (Program orientation, resources, Q&A session, etc.) – Room D]