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Call for Proposals: 2nd annual Conference on Meaningful Living and Learning in a Digital World

Proposals are due March 15, 2016


Sponsored by The Online Journal of Distance Learning
Administration and The University of West Georgia


The second annual Conference on Meaningful Living and Learning in a Digital World will focus on issues related to living and learning with technology in ways that add authentic value to our lives and to the world. As we embrace the conveniences of emerging technologies in the classroom and beyond, we will explore ways to employ them with a people-centered approach that includes balance, compassion, healthy living, mindfulness, and relationships.

Please plan to join us for three days of inquiry and peaceful rejuvenation in a scholarly environment.


The Planning Committee of the Conference on Meaningful Living and Learning invites proposals on topics related to:

Reconciling Humanity and Technology in the Classroom
Humanistic Instructional Design
Work-Life-Learning Balance
Health & Wellness in the High-Tech Workplace
Minimalism and Simplicity
Coaching and Mentoring Distance Learners
Sustainable Technology Solutions
Social Equity and Educational Access
Learning Science
The conference is particularly relevant to online teachers and leaders, instructional designers, psychologists, sociologists and social scientists, communication researchers, nurses and healthcare practioners/researchers, librarians and media specialists, and education administrators.

Proposals will include a 30 to 50-word description. A link to submittal can be found at the conference website.

Presentations may be 45-minute sessions (with or without papers), 7-minute simple talks, or poster presentations.

The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be $310. Registration includes printed proceedings, all sessions, two luncheons, two afternoon teas, two morning breaks, and several activities. The conference hotel (Savannah deSoto Hilton) guest room rate is $139 per night. All conference sessions and activities will take place at this historic hotel.

See our conference web site at:

Or contact:
Melanie Clay (, Conference Director
Kendall Dickey (, Conference Manager