Thank you for Joining us for LDL Connects 2023

September 28th, 29th, and 30th in Champaign, Illinois

Stay Tuned for the LDL Connects 2024 Announcements

The 2024 event will be held on a non-football weekend in mid to late September or early October 2024.

The LDL Connects in-person gathering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus organized by Learning Design and Leadership graduate students and alumni is a wonderful opportunity to make progress on your milestones, experience the beautiful Urbana-Champaign campus, and connect with faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

We thank everyone who assisted with last year’s gathering and those who attended! We can’t wait to gather together again in 2024.

Please contact Kara Francis [kstucki@illinois.edu] with any questions.

Logo designed by Jasper Dioco, LDL EdM student

Common Agenda items include:

  • Keynote presentation
  • Visit from the Dean of the College of Education
  • EPOL department head visit or Q&A
  • Research Discussions
  • Hands-on Writer’s Workshops
  • Hands-on Career development sessions
  • Optional Tour and/or working sessions at the Siebel Center for Design and other key campus locations
  • Individual and group advising sessions
  • Writing retreat
  • Campus Connections
  • Graduation ceremony and Doctoral hooding
  • Campus tours
  • Networking opportunities
  • Social opportunities, families invited
  • Campus events, such as a symphony at the Krannert Center or a women’s volleyball game at Huff Hall
  • And more!

and… we hope for beautiful Fall weather

Check out the video created by an LDL EdD student, Trevor Aleo.

Joe, an LDL EdD student shares his experience of the 2022 event.

Note that this event is being organized by LDL peers and alumni