Conference News and Events

Ignite Talks Line-up Announced

The DML2013 Ignite Talks line-up is now live! Go to the Ignite Talks page on this site to see the full list. You can share this list with your networks by pointing them to

To view the Ignite Talks from DML2012, visit our YouTube DML2012 Playlist.


If you have any Ignite Talk or DML2013-related questions, please contact us at dmlhub[at]

Early Registration Extended to Feb 15 Due to Heavy System Load

You know that feeling you get when you get a really big, hard hug that leaves you gasping for air? Well, you DML2013 enthusiasts hugged our online registration system so hard today that it needs a time-out to breathe.

For all you hoping to make the early e-registration deadline, don't worry. The conference early e-registration deadline has officially been extended to Friday, February 15. Please let your networks know! We'll be sending out announcements through @dmlconference on Twitter as well.

Contact dmlhub[at] if you have any conference-related questions.

Ethan Zuckerman Announced As Keynote Speaker

We are happy to announce that Ethan Zuckerman will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2013 Digital Media & Learning Conference!

Ethan is director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, a principal research scientist at MIT's Media Lab, and a co-founder of the international blogging community

Ethan will be speaking about "new civics" - how to address civic education, contemporary definitions of civics in a shifting media ecology, and understanding the difference between goals and tactics. See below for his recent video interview with Howard Rheingold.

As a reminder, Early e-Registration for DML2013 is currently set to end on Friday, February 8. And there are two open CFPs for anyone who would like to share their thoughts/ideas at DML2013: our 90-minute "DML Cafe" (a sort of open house/show-and-tell), and our 5-minute Ignite Talks. Please share this news with your networks!

Early Registration Extended to Friday, Feb 8

Early e-Registration for the 2013 Digital Media & Learning Conference is being extended to Friday, February 8!

Early e-Registration fees remain $75 for students and underemployed; $175 for faculty, professional and employed. Please click on the following link to register:

Early e-Registration will close on February 8, 2013. Starting February 9, Registration is available for $95 for students and underemployed; $250 for faculty, professional, and employed.

Deadlines and prices subject to change. If you have questions, please send us an email.

Calls For Proposals: DML Cafe, and IGNITE Talks

We have two DML2013 Calls For Proposals to Announce: a 90-minute open house, and 5-minute Ignite Talks


1. DML Cafe - Saturday, March 16

  • Two 90-minute sessions (one day only!): 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Only 120 slots available; open to organizations and individuals
  • Each participant receives a 10-person round table and 90 minutes to hold an "open house" on topics of their choosing
  • Click here to apply for a spot in the DML Cafe, and for additional details
  • Submission Deadline: February 8


2. IGNITE Talks - Thursday, March 14, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM and Saturday, March 16, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Two 60-minute sessions on Thursday and Saturday of DML2013
  • Each participant will receive 5 minutes to deliver a high-energy talk/presentation on a topic of their choosing
  • To view the IGNITE Talks from DML2012, click here
  • Go to to submit your IGNITE Talk, and for additional details
  • Submission Deadline: February 8
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