Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) November 11, 2004
Rapid Intake, Inc, the organizer of the annual e-Learning Developers Conference (e-Learning DevCon), has issued a call for presentations for the 2005 conference. Following the success of the 2004 e-Learning Developers Conference, Rapid Intake will be accepting presentation proposals immediately for the August 2005 event.
While there are many other e-learning industry conferences, the e-Learning DevCon is the only conference focusing exclusively on e-learning development tools, techniques, and training targeted at e-learning developers.
ÂWe are e-learning developers ourselves,Â says Steven Hancock, conference co-organizer, Âso we organized a conference that we would want to go to. Many of the conferences in our industry donÂt go into the depth that developers need. Specific development techniques are usually treated far too lightly.Â
ÂThe people that attend this conference are here to learn techniques that will help them get their jobs done,Â says Garin Hess, conference co-organizer. ÂThey arenÂt interested in lots of theory or fluff.Â With this focus in mind, Rapid Intake encourages potential presenters to submit presentations that go deeper than general overviews of a particular authoring tool or environment. Hess further states ÂWe need beginner, intermediate, and expert level presentations to accommodate the many different levels of skill and experience that our participants bring to the conference. Once they have decided to attend, they can choose the level that best suits them with our multiple track format.Â
Rapid Intake takes a unique approach to organizing the conference. Instead of being held at an expensive hotel, the conference is held on a university campus in Forest Grove, Oregon (near Portland, Oregon), where attendees eat in the cafeteria and have the option of staying in the campus dorm rooms or nearby hotels.
ÂWhen we have attended other conferences, weÂve often felt we didnÂt really get a lot of bang for the buck,Â says Hancock. ÂAt most events, when you count the expensive registration fees, lodging, and food costs, you can easily spend a couple of thousand dollars or more. Consequently, it is usually managers, not developers, who get to attend those conferences. At e-Learning DevCon you can get a pass to the conference, lodging, and all of your food for less than the registration fee alone charged by most other conferences.Â
The university setting and the focus on development and developers has apparently been a success with those who have attended in the past. One participant who attended in August 2004 put it this way, ÂThis was the best conference I've attended out of 10 conferences I've attended in the last four years, a great conference." Another stated, ÂI really enjoyed the 'learning' format of the conference. I've gotten much more information in the first couple of days than I've gotten in the last 2 'conferences' I've attended."
Potential presenters can find more information at http://www.elearndevcon.com.
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