Registration Open for Government Learning Technology Symposium

Registration Open for Government Learning Technology Symposium

Event Features Technology & Design, Gamification, Brain Science Sessions

 Elearning! Media Group, publishers of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, announced today that registration is now open for the Federal Government Distance Learning Association’s (FDGLA) Government Learning Technology Symposium.  GLTS is slated for November 29-30, 2017 at the Washington Convention Center, co-located with Government Video Expo.

We are happy to once again host the GLTS as a free conference program for government personnel engaged in distance learning, e-learning, and any technology enabled learning initiative,” reports Jolly Holden, Executive Director, FGDLA.

GLTS will hold several sessions focused on effective use of technologies for distance learning at the two-day Government Learning Technology Symposium (GLTS). Session.  Join your fellow Government distance learning professionals November 29030, 2017 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C. for FGDLA’s at-no-cost (FREE) Government Learning Technology Symposium.

FGDLA is proud to present a noteworthy speaker lineup with workshops and presentations to aid you in your work. Some highlights of the program include:

  * Media selection: A Distance Learning Primer Workshop by

Dr. Philip Westfall, Director, Defense Education & Training Network, and Director, Air Technology Network, Dept. of the Air Force

  * The 21st Instructional Designer: Change Agent and Leader by

                Carla Lane, E.D. FGDLA VP Higher Education & Tina Houareau, Ph.D., Capella University

  * The Cognitive Science of Learning–Concepts & Misperceptions: Implications for Instructional Design by

                Dr. Jolly Holden, FGDLA Executive Director Associate Professor 

* Gamification Primer by

                Jonathan Peters, Ph.D. Chief Motivation Officer, Sententia

*Game-based Learning – Lessons Learned by

                Catherine M. Cole, Training Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture

* FBI OPTIC (Objectives, Policies, Tasks for Instructional Content) by

                J. Richard Kiper, Ph.D., Special Agent, USDOJ/FBI 

* TBI and Instructional Design by

                Mark Pettinato, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

* Leveraging Residential Training in Distance Learning by

                Tim Carrier, FGDLA BOD – Membership Manager, Distance Education Team, Office of Legal Education
                Executive Office for United States Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice

* Challenges, Successes, & Lessons Learned: DCS, DCO, Face-to-Face Blended Learning/Training by

                Connie C. Morrow, Training Program Administrator, Diabetes Center of Excellence, Decypher    Technologies, Inc.

*2017 Prescription for Your Distance Learning Concerns by

                Alex Autry, FGDLA President, Assistant Director and Chief of Instructional Quality, Air Technology                 Network at USAF            

*Challenges in Distance Learning with a Remote Workforce by

                David Poudy, Training Specialist. Department of Agriculture

*The Impact of The Internet of Things (IoT) & Video Content Management Systems (VCMS) by

                Randy Palubiak, FGDLA Treasurer, President, Enliten Management Group

View and download the full program at: OR,

Who Should Attend

GLTS is a free two-day conference for government personnel. Uniquely focused on the needs of Federal Government distance learning professionals, GLTS provides a venue for professionals to make connections, discuss the latest developments, and identify new regulations and trends that affect our industry. If you are involved in learning, talent development, mission execution, HR services, project management, team training and leadership, you should attend GLTS.

This symposium is geared toward all Government and Military professionals involved in distance learning, such as:

  * education and training facilitators

  * instructional design and systems professionals

  * training systems designers and developers

  * job performance support professionals

  * multimedia developers

  * course-ware developers

  * directors and managers

The FGDLA is also hosting its annual awards, recognizing Federal Government agencies and organizations for their excellence in distance learning.  For a full list of events during the symposium, visit

How to Register:

Registration is open now. Reserve your free GLTS session pass at the Government Video website and select GLTS event at:

To secure the proper pass, please note:

  * Review your options – choose “I am registering for Free Expo Exhibit Hall Pass” to attend for free

  * On the second page of the registration form, when asked, “What is your primary reason for attending Government Video Expo?”, choose “FGDLA/GLTS Only or Both FDGLA/GLTS and Exhibit Hall”  

About the Event

The GLTS is co-located with Government Video Expo (GV Expo), held at the Washington D.C. Convention Center, November 29-30, 2017. The GV EXPO is the East Coast’s largest technology event designed for video, broadcast, and AV professionals. The GLTS is produced by the FGDLA and includes two days of consecutive sessions featuring presentations on instructional design, video, gamification, design for distance learning, LMS integration, 508 Accessibility Compliance, and much more.   Access the full event program at:  or http://glts/com.

About Elearning! Media Group

Elearning! Media Group is owned by B2B Media Group LLC. Elearning! Media Group consists of twelve media products including: Elearning! Magazine and eMagazine, Government Elearning! E-Magazine, Elearning! Alert, SalesTec eNews, EdTec eNews,, Elearning! Web Seminar Series, Enterprise Learning! Summit and Enterprise Learning! Conference. Elearning! Media Group serves the $243 billion learning & workplace technology market.  Suppliers and practitioners can follow us: online at; on Twitter: 2elearning or #ELSummit; via Facebook: Elearning!-Magazine or LinkedIn: Elearning! Magazine Network or Elearning! Summit. 

About Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA)

The Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) is a nonprofit, professional association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning in the Federal Government, in accordance with  Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code for Business Leagues and charted by the State of Ohio. Additionally, the Association actively fosters collaboration and understanding among those involved in leveraging technology and instructional media in support of the education and training needs of the Federal Government. 

Focused on supporting Federal Government agencies involved in distance learning, the FGDLA encourages the application of all forms of distance learning media, as well as embracing innovative methods in integrating instructional technologies to meet the training and education needs of the Federal Government. Our membership is derived primarily from individuals from individuals employed by the various agencies within the Federal Government. The FGDLA is a chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association. employed by the various agencies within the Federal Government. The FGDLA is a chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association. Learn more at:

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