USETDA Conference in Orlando, Florida

While I’ll miss this one, lots of folks from Florida will be attending. Bobby Parker (from UF) is on the conference planning committee and this should be a great conference for everyone working on ETDs.
Conference Announcement
The USETDA 2011 Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce registration is now open at the ultra-low rate of $95.    USETDA 2011 will be held at the Holiday Inn – Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida on May 18-20, 2011 – discount lodging is now available for only $95 per night.  Additionally, you may join USETDA while registering for the conference at a 50% discount ($25 for individuals or $50 per institution) during our introductory offer.  Membership benefits include exclusive members-only access to USETDA communications (listserv, newsletters and special promotions), professional and community resources and networking opportunities, as well as discounts to future USETDA events.  The early bird discount registration rate will only be available through April 18, 2011.  Don’t miss out on this low-cost high-impact learning and networking opportunity – join USETDA and register for the conference today!
Call for Proposals Reminder: Submit your session proposals for the USETDA 2011 Conference.  Proposals will be accepted through February 28, 2011.  Notification of acceptance to present will be sent mid-March.  Share your knowledge and expertise with colleagues throughout the nation.  See the Conference Proposal page for session tracks and submission information.
More about the Conference.
USETDA 2011: The Magic of ETDs. Where Creative Minds Meet*
Take your Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Program to the next level this May!
USETDA 2011 is for ETD professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with ETDs. Our goal is to offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD productivity improvement, ETD professionals, advance ETD operations, and encourage the formation of state-wide ETD associations in the United States.
Searching for innovative new ways to engage your students? Looking to increase efficiency by making technology work for you? Participants will have opportunity to share, network and learn by submitting proposals for presentations, gain in-depth instruction on ETDs in the pre-conference workshops, select from 24 exciting break-out sessions, attend keynote presentations, participate in discussion groups, and engage in evening networking events.
Presentation topics will include:

  • sharing ideas and techniques to improve ETD operations
  • utilizing new and innovative tools and practices
  • enhancing knowledge of copyright and open access
  • gaining awareness of new/existing ETD initiatives
  • enhancing the ETD profession
  • designing, delivering and assessing effective educational experiences for students and or staff
  • using ETD research to enhance practice
  • For further details visit the draft conference program

USETDA 2011 is a fantastic, low-cost, high-impact learning and networking opportunity for you to interact with your colleagues and share best practices in the field of ETDs.
Make plans now to experience the magic of ETDs in 2011 in the Magic Kingdom! Visit for conference updates.
Organized by the USETDA 2011 Conference Planning Committee,
Angela McCutcheon
John Hagen
Laura Hammons
Robert Parker
*Used with permission of the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.