According to our members, one of the biggest advantages of being a member of the EADL is the networking opportunities and in-particular the ability to network with people from all over Europe.
The EADL has members from 18 European nations and 2, India and the USA from beyond Europe. Members from many of these nations come together during our annual conference which this year will be held in Tallinn, Estonia on the 23rd and 24th May.
At last years conference, we asked some of our delegates about the networking at the conference, Saloua Lemrini of Dirksen Opleidingen in The Netherlands said “I’ve been talking to people from all over the world, especially in Europe, people from Germany, Sweden, the UK. It’s definitely a good place to network and have a connection with people.”
Kit Sadgrove of the Blackford Centre in the UK commented: “You get to meet other distance learning providers and find out how they are doing things differently and what new innovations you could implement or discuss common problems which is very healthy and useful.”
And Tony Hopwood of the Open & Distance Learning Quality Council said: “The networking is the highlight for me, there was a good mix of those who already know each other very well and a group of new people who have come in with some excellent interesting and very challenging ideas.”
At the conference in Tallinn, we hope to make the networking even better with dedicated networking sessions, enhanced name badges and information on delegates (if permission is given) being shared before the conference, enabling delegates to identify people they would like to speak with.
For more information on the conference and to sign up, please visit the conference page.